By Matt Terl
December 04, 2011

Eight-time All-Star guard Vince Carter will be released by the Phoenix Suns at some point during the first three days of NBA free agency, according to a report from ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Broussard.

According to the report, Carter's $18 million salary for the upcoming season will be fully guaranteed if he is not released early in free agency; the Suns will save $14 million by making the move, and will still be able to bring Carter back under a new contract if they so desire.

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