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Vince Carter officially signs with the Memphis Grizzlies

By Ricky Yandoli,

Former perennial All-Star and high-flying dunker Vince Carter has officially signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Carter will earn $12.2 million over three years with the Grizzlies. Last season he played for the Dallas Mavericks, and they seemed hopeful Carter was going to stay with the franchise. Although Dallas felt that way, Carter decided to take his veteran experience to anther ball club.

Carter tried to receive an $8 million deal with the Mavericks over a two-year period, notes
ESPN. However, the Mavericks could not afford to pay Carter that amount of money because of an offer for restricted free agent Chandler Parsons.

The man they call Air Canada has played for the Toronto Raptors, the New Jersey Nets, the Orlando Magic, the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks. He is expected to be a key contributor off the bench for the Grizzlies next season as a role player.

Last season with Dallas, he averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists, according to NBA.com. He helped the Mavericks take the San Antonio Spurs to seven games in the first round of the playoffs.

 
 

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