Sacramento Kings add another vet as Vince Carter agrees to one-year, $8M deal, say agents
Vince Carter averaged 8 points and 3.1 rebounds off the bench for the Memphis Grizzlies last season. AP

THE Sacramento Kings added another veteran to guide the young squad after reaching an agreement with Vince Carter for a one-year, $8 million deal on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

The report was confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski by Carter’s agents.

The 40-year-old Carter is the NBA’s oldest active player and one of two remaining players in the league from the 1998 draft, along with Dirk Nowitzki.

Last season, Carter played a solid role off the Memphis Grizzlies bench with averages of 8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 24.6 minutes a game.

The 8-time All-Star looks to surpass Patrick Ewing for the 21st spot in the all-time scoring list and could even bump off Jerry West from the top 20 as his 24,555 point-total is just 638 points shy from the mark of the Laker legend.

After taking the lead role in the Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets, Carter has turned into a valuable mentor and off-the-bench scorer late in his career.

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