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Vince Carter to stick around for one more season

The future Hall of Fame guard/forward Vince Carter will be back for his 21st season but hasn't decided if he will resign with the Kings or hit the free agency market.


Kahron Spearman


In a diary for The Undefeated, Sacramento Kings guard/forward Vince Carter provided an exclusive, first-person look into his 20th season. 

 

During the just-released final edition of the bimonthly diary, the future Hall of Famer announced he would be back for his 21st season in 2018-19 though he hasn't decided he will hit free agency or resigned with the Kings.

 

In the column, he also dove into the Stephon Clark protests and his future prospects as a media member.

The still-athletic Carter has aged gracefully from a dominating franchise player to a quality bench player. He averaged 5.3 points and 2.5 rebounds while playing just 17.6 minutes per game while providing leadership for the Kings' young roster. 

Carter says he'd like to do a "little bit of analysis" when his time is done in the NBA.

"I'm just trying to prepare myself," he says. "Once my last days as an NBA player are done, I can transition into phase two, which I definitely would love to be in broadcasting, be a broadcaster or even some sideline reporting. Ive been doing a little bit of that. Postgame reporting. Just a little bit of everything. I just want to be in the [media] business."

I plan on coming back next season. I plan on coming back one more season. I'm almost 90 percent sure that's it after next season....I always said Ill walk away from the game when Im not willing to put the work in to be prepared for the season. I wouldnt disrespect the game like that.

SOU  RCES