Carter will see how he feels after season and decide future

Ashish Mathur

Vince Carter says he will see how he feels after the 2018-19 season and decide if he will play in 2019-20.

Carter signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks this summer after playing this past season with the Sacramento Kings.

“Every year, I gauge it at how I feel at the end of the year," Carter told Chris Kirschner of The Athletic. "The problem is, I feel pretty darn good at the end of every year. The media and the fans can be cruel saying, ‘You’re older. You’re playing against guys half your age. You shouldn’t be out here.’ For me, that is my goal to prove that I can do that.”

Carter averaged 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 58 games with the Kings, shooting 40.3 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from three. The 41-year-old is obviously not the athlete he once was, but is a great guy to have in the locker room and still a reliable perimeter shooter.

The Hawks signed Carter because they want his veteran presence around its young players, especially point guard Trae Young.

In 1,405 NBA games, Carter has career averages of 17.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He’s an eight-time All-Star and was Rookie of the Year in 1998-99 with the Toronto Raptors.