A young Atlanta Hawks team is hoping to bring back veteran journeyman Vince Carter. Carter, however, seems increasingly likely to go back home to Toronto to end his storied career.
Vince Carter’s impact on the Atlanta Hawks this past season simply cannot be measured in stats. His leadership and clutch bucket ability was on full display during his season with the Hawks. He was an obvious leader and a good influence for the Hawks very young roster.
The Hawks will pursue a reunion with Vince, though it seems increasingly likely he will spend his final season with the Raptors. Coming off of a championship and with a great bench the Raptors would get even better with Carter.
For Carter, the move is a nostalgic one ending his career where it truly began and giving him a chance to win a ring in his final season.
Where the Hawks have hope in this scenario is the fact Carter has stated he isn’t a ring chaser. He has also made it known he wants to go where he can play valuable minutes. Not in a mop up role or sit on the end of a contender’s bench.
Still it seems increasingly likely that Carter will give in to nostalgia and join the defending champs. The Hawks have to hope that bonds Carter formed with the young roster and the valuable minutes they can offer him persuade Carter back to Atlanta.
The Hawks are seemingly getting ready for another year of rebuilding with three bad contracts on their roster and three incoming first round picks.
This roster will only go as far as John Collins and Trae Young can carry them in a very weak Eastern Conference. The Hawks have plenty of cap space as well if they opt to spend big on a one-year deal to give the Hawks another veteran scorer.