At 42 years previous, eight-time All-Star Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Atlanta Hawks for his ultimate NBA season, league sources informed ESPN.

Carter will play an NBA-record 22nd season, the place he’ll spend a second straight 12 months mentoring one of many NBA’s youngest rosters, which incorporates seven gamers below 23 years previous.

Carter will move Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Willis and Robert Parish, all of whom performed 21 NBA seasons.

Carter is one the preferred gamers of his technology, as soon as a dynamic above-the-rim performer who electrified the league in his prime with Toronto and New Jersey. He has averaged 17 factors in 1,481 regular-season video games, and he gained an Olympic gold medal and NBA dunk contest in 2000. Carter additionally gained the NBA’s Rookie of the Yr award in 1999.

Carter averaged 7.four factors in 17 minutes a recreation for the Hawks in 2018-19, which included him taking part in 76 regular-season video games.