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Vince Carter wants to play one more year


Atlanta Hawks’ Vince Carter hopes he could play one more season in the NBA if teams are still interested with him.

The 42-year-old has a one-year $2.4 million deal with the Hawks last July and is averaging 7.1 points in the 16.6 minutes he played this season.

In an appearance on ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption, he answered a question on when he wanted to retire. He simply said, “43.”

“I think I could stretch it out one more,” he stated. “At the end of the year, I usually assess from top to bottom to see how I’m feeling. And, obviously, opportunity — when the phone call rings and teams show interest, that’s a good thing.”

“Me, personally, I think I could give it another year, so why not?” Carter told PTI. “We’ll see what happens.”

Carter became an 8-time NBA All-Star, NBA rookie of the year in 1999 and NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion in 2000. He also is the fourth player in the NBA ever to play 21 seasons, the most in NBA history.

The Hawks are currently at the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference and are about to face the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday (Manila time). (Janiel Abby Toralba)