ATLANTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Vince Carter will return to the Atlanta Hawks after getting a one-year contract from the club. Carter is now listed as the longest-standing player in the NBA, playing for 22 seasons.
The 42-year-old basketball player was a free agent this summer, and has stated that this season is his last season after a long career in the NBA since he won the title of best young player of the 1998-1999 season and eight appearances in the All-Star Game.
"I have one more season," he told ESPN last month.
He will be the longest-serving player in the NBA after currently playing for 21 seasons in the NBA with Robert Parish, Kevin Willis, Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki.
Carter joined the Hawks, the eighth NBA team he had played for, before last season becoming a mentor to young players like Trae Young and John Collins.
He scored 7.4 points per match in 76 appearances with the Hawks while still contracting for one year worth 2.4 million US dollars.
He has played for New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings.
At 41 years 264 days, Carter will be the oldest player to play at the start of the season after Roberts Parish (42 years, 65 days). He can break Parish's record if the Hawks play in the opening match of the 2019 season.