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Vince Carter

37-Year-Old    SG    Memphis Grizzlies

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

11.9

REB

3.5

AST

2.6

STL

0.8

BLK

0.4

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After seeing his scoring decline each of the previous four seasons, Carter reversed the trend in 2012-13, mostly on the strength of his best proficiency from three-point range since his heyday with the Raptors. No longer a player that willingly attacks the rim, Carter now ma...

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HT: 6' 6"   WT: 225 lbs   DOB: 1/26/1977  College: North Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 1998   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Grizzlies in July 2014.

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Vince Carter NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 27 77 36.7 24.5 5.2 4.2 1.4 0.6 1.6 45.2 79.8 2.2 1.4 3.8 4.1 40.6 9.0 20.0 4.8 6.0
2005-06 28 79 36.8 24.2 5.8 4.3 1.2 0.7 1.6 43.0 79.9 2.7 1.7 4.1 4.6 34.1 8.3 19.2 6.1 7.6
2006-07 29 82 38.1 25.2 6.0 4.8 1.0 0.4 1.9 45.4 80.2 2.6 1.4 4.6 5.3 35.7 8.9 19.5 5.6 7.0
2007-08 30 76 38.9 21.3 6.0 5.1 1.2 0.4 1.3 45.6 81.6 2.4 1.5 4.5 3.6 35.9 7.7 16.9 4.6 5.6
2008-09 31 80 36.8 20.8 5.1 4.7 1.0 0.5 1.9 43.7 81.7 2.1 0.9 4.2 4.9 38.5 7.4 16.8 4.2 5.1
2009-10 32 75 30.8 16.6 3.9 3.1 0.7 0.2 1.6 42.8 84.0 1.4 0.4 3.5 4.3 36.7 5.8 13.5 3.4 4.1
2010-11 33 ORL 22 30.2 15.1 4.1 2.9 0.9 0.1 1.2 47.0 74.7 1.6 0.5 3.6 3.5 34.6 5.7 12.1 2.5 3.4
2010-11 33 PHO 51 27.2 13.5 3.6 1.6 0.9 0.3 1.7 42.2 73.5 1.1 0.8 2.8 4.8 36.6 5.2 12.3 1.4 1.9
2010-11 33 ORL/PHO 73 28.1 14.0 3.8 2.0 0.9 0.3 1.6 43.7 74.0 1.2 0.7 3.0 4.4 36.1 5.3 12.2 1.8 2.4
2011-12 34 DAL 61 25.3 10.1 3.4 2.3 0.9 0.4 1.2 41.1 82.6 1.4 0.5 2.8 3.4 36.1 3.7 8.9 1.6 1.9
2012-13 35 DAL 81 25.8 13.4 4.1 2.4 0.9 0.5 2.0 43.5 81.6 1.3 0.7 3.4 4.9 40.6 4.6 10.6 2.2 2.8
2013-14 36 DAL 81 24.4 11.9 3.5 2.6 0.8 0.4 1.8 40.7 82.1 1.3 0.8 2.7 4.6 39.4 4.1 10.0 2.0 2.4
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Vince Carter NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 23.0 10.0 2.2 2.2 0.8 0.6 1.8 34.6 71.4 1.6 0.2 2.0 4.6 39.1 3.6 10.4 1.0 1.4
Last 10 Games 10 23.5 10.8 2.6 1.7 0.8 0.4 1.9 37.5 85.0 1.6 0.4 2.2 4.4 43.2 3.6 9.6 1.7 2.0
Last 20 Games 20 23.5 11.7 3.6 2.1 1.0 0.5 1.9 38.3 85.2 1.3 0.9 2.8 4.6 40.7 3.8 9.8 2.3 2.7

 

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#2 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Shooting Guard

1.  Tayshaun Prince

2.  Vince Carter

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True Shooting Percentage

53.9%

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In 2013-14, Vince Carter had a true shooting percentage of 53.9%.

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Vince Carter NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 27 77 36.0 24.0 5.1 4.2 1.4 0.6 1.6 45.2 79.8 2.1 1.3 3.8 4.0 40.6 8.9 19.6 4.7 5.9
2005-06 28 79 36.0 23.7 5.7 4.2 1.2 0.7 1.5 43.0 79.9 2.6 1.7 4.1 4.5 34.1 8.1 18.8 5.9 7.4
2006-07 29 82 36.0 23.8 5.7 4.5 0.9 0.3 1.8 45.4 80.2 2.5 1.3 4.4 5.0 35.7 8.4 18.4 5.3 6.6
2007-08 30 76 36.0 19.7 5.5 4.7 1.1 0.4 1.2 45.6 81.6 2.2 1.4 4.1 3.3 35.9 7.1 15.7 4.3 5.2
2008-09 31 80 36.0 20.3 5.0 4.6 1.0 0.5 1.8 43.7 81.7 2.0 0.9 4.1 4.8 38.5 7.2 16.4 4.1 5.0
2009-10 32 75 36.0 19.4 4.6 3.7 0.8 0.3 1.9 42.8 84.0 1.7 0.5 4.1 5.0 36.7 6.8 15.8 4.0 4.8
2010-11 33 ORL 22 36.0 18.1 4.9 3.5 1.1 0.2 1.5 47.0 74.7 2.0 0.6 4.3 4.2 34.6 6.8 14.4 3.0 4.1
2010-11 33 PHO 51 36.0 17.9 4.8 2.1 1.2 0.4 2.3 42.2 73.5 1.4 1.1 3.7 6.3 36.6 6.9 16.2 1.9 2.5
2010-11 33 ORL/PHO 73 36.0 17.9 4.8 2.6 1.2 0.4 2.0 43.7 74.0 1.6 0.9 3.9 5.6 36.1 6.8 15.6 2.2 3.0
2011-12 34 DAL 61 36.0 14.4 4.8 3.2 1.3 0.6 1.7 41.1 82.6 2.0 0.7 4.0 4.8 36.1 5.2 12.7 2.2 2.7
2012-13 35 DAL 81 36.0 18.7 5.7 3.3 1.3 0.8 2.8 43.5 81.6 1.8 1.0 4.7 6.9 40.6 6.4 14.7 3.1 3.8
2013-14 36 DAL 81 36.0 17.6 5.2 3.9 1.1 0.6 2.7 40.7 82.1 2.0 1.2 4.0 6.8 39.4 6.0 14.8 2.9 3.6
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Vince Carter NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 27 77 2828 1886 401 327 109 48 127 45.2 79.8 168 106 295 313 40.6 696 1541 367 460
2005-06 28 79 2906 1911 462 338 94 53 125 43.0 79.9 213 135 327 367 34.1 653 1518 480 601
2006-07 29 82 3126 2070 492 393 82 30 156 45.4 80.2 217 114 378 437 35.7 726 1598 462 576
2007-08 30 76 2959 1622 453 389 93 33 98 45.6 81.6 181 112 341 273 35.9 587 1287 350 429
2008-09 31 80 2946 1662 410 376 82 38 151 43.7 81.7 166 74 336 392 38.5 588 1345 335 410
2009-10 32 75 2311 1244 293 236 53 18 119 42.8 84.0 106 33 260 324 36.7 434 1015 257 306
2010-11 33 ORL 22 664 333 90 64 20 3 27 47.0 74.7 36 11 79 78 34.6 125 266 56 75
2010-11 33 PHO 51 1387 689 185 82 47 17 89 42.2 73.5 54 43 142 243 36.6 264 625 72 98
2010-11 33 ORL/PHO 73 2051 1022 275 146 67 20 116 43.7 74.0 90 54 221 321 36.1 389 891 128 173
2011-12 34 DAL 61 1542 615 205 139 56 25 74 41.1 82.6 84 32 173 205 36.1 223 542 95 115
2012-13 35 DAL 81 2093 1088 334 194 75 44 162 43.5 81.6 106 58 276 399 40.6 372 855 182 223
2013-14 36 DAL 81 1973 967 284 212 61 35 146 40.7 82.1 108 67 217 371 39.4 330 811 161 196
Preseason Projections 37 DAL 76 1951 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Vince Carter

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Vince Carter NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 27 77 36.7 54.1 49.3 14.6 7.5 1.9 21.6
2005-06 28 79 36.8 53.6 47.1 14.5 9.1 1.6 21.0
2006-07 29 82 38.1 55.9 50.3 16.0 8.8 1.8 22.7
2007-08 30 76 38.9 55.0 49.4 19.0 8.8 2.1 21.4
2008-09 31 80 36.8 54.5 49.3 18.2 8.0 2.3 19.6
2009-10 32 75 30.8 54.1 48.6 15.8 7.1 2.2 14.8
2010-11 33 ORL 22 30.2 55.7 52.1 16.0 9.0 1.8 14.3
2010-11 33 PHO 51 27.2 51.6 49.4 10.2 6.7 1.5 11.4
2010-11 33 ORL/PHO 73 28.1 52.8 50.2 12.1 7.5 1.6 12.2
2011-12 34 DAL 61 25.3 51.9 48.0 17.0 10.3 1.7 10.1
2012-13 35 DAL 81 25.8 57.1 53.0 15.5 8.5 1.8 13.6
2013-14 36 DAL 81 24.4 53.9 49.7 17.4 8.9 2.0 11.5
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Vince Carter 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 3 at OKC                                
May 1 OKC                                
Apr 29 at OKC                                
Apr 26 OKC 23 11 3 1 0 0 1 3 8 4 4 1 3 0 3 0
Apr 24 OKC                                
Apr 21 at OKC                                
Apr 19 at OKC                                
Apr 16 DAL 26 9 2 0 2 0 2 4 11 0 2 1 4 0 2 4
Apr 14 at PHO                                
Apr 13 at LAL                                
Apr 11 PHI                                
Apr 9 MIA                                
Apr 6 at SAS 25 17 2 3 0 1 2 6 13 1 1 4 9 0 2 2
Apr 4 DEN 16 0 1 3 0 1 3 0 8 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
Apr 2 at MIN                                
Mar 31 at DEN                                
Mar 30 at POR                                
Mar 28 at GSW                                
Mar 26 at UTA                                
Mar 24 MIN                                
Mar 22 IND                                
Mar 21 at MIA 25 13 3 4 2 1 0 5 12 0 0 3 5 0 3 2
Mar 19 UTA 30 14 5 3 1 1 4 4 7 3 3 3 4 0 5 6
Mar 15 at PHI                                
Mar 14 at TOR                                
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Mar 12 at NOP 24 8 3 3 0 0 0 3 9 0 0 2 5 1 2 3
Mar 11 POR 22 10 2 0 1 0 1 3 10 2 2 2 5 0 2 2
Mar 8 CHA                                
Mar 7 at CHI 23 9 4 0 1 0 2 3 6 3 4 0 0 2 2 3
Mar 5 at BKN 21 17 1 0 1 0 1 5 12 4 4 3 7 0 1 4
Mar 3 at WAS                                
Mar 1 CLE                                
Feb 28 at OKC 26 15 7 1 3 1 1 5 14 1 2 4 8 3 4 3
Feb 26 LAL 22 17 2 2 1 0 2 6 9 4 4 1 3 0 2 1
Feb 22 at CHA 30 18 6 5 1 1 2 5 13 5 6 3 6 2 4 0
Feb 21 LAC 21 7 9 2 2 1 0 1 4 4 5 1 3 0 9 4
Feb 18 NYK 26 15 7 1 1 0 2 2 9 10 11 1 5 6 1 3
Feb 12 at ORL 22 11 3 4 1 0 0 4 11 0 0 3 6 0 3 1
Feb 11 WAS 21 8 1 0 1 0 0 4 15 0 0 0 4 0 1 3
Feb 9 at CLE 21 14 2 1 2 1 2 4 11 3 4 3 6 1 1 2
Feb 8 at ATL                                
Feb 5 DAL 24 13 2 7 0 0 1 5 8 2 2 1 2 1 1 2
Feb 3 at OKC 22 7 7 2 0 2 0 3 6 0 0 1 4 0 7 4
Feb 1 MIL                                
Jan 31 at MIN 26 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 2 1 2 3
Jan 29 at SAC 26 22 3 3 0 1 3 5 9 10 11 2 4 0 3 3
Jan 28 at POR                                
Jan 25 HOU                                
Jan 24 at HOU 30 19 3 3 1 0 2 8 15 1 2 2 4 1 2 1
Jan 20 NOP 21 5 4 2 1 0 0 1 9 3 3 0 2 0 4 3
Jan 17 SAC 22 8 7 1 0 0 5 3 9 0 0 2 5 0 7 2
Jan 15 at MIL 23 6 3 7 0 0 0 2 8 2 2 0 4 1 2 3
Jan 14 OKC                                
Jan 12 ATL                                
Jan 10 PHO 20 14 1 0 0 0 2 4 6 3 4 3 5 0 1 2
Jan 7 SAS 26 19 5 1 1 0 1 7 12 2 2 3 5 2 3 1
Jan 5 at DET 24 13 4 1 0 1 0 4 13 3 6 2 7 0 4 3
Jan 3 at DEN 25 8 3 5 0 0 2 3 10 0 0 2 7 0 3 5
Jan 2 at PHO                                
Dec 30 CHI 24 6 5 5 3 1 1 2 9 2 2 0 4 1 4 2
Dec 28 DEN 22 18 4 3 1 1 2 6 9 3 3 3 5 0 4 1
Dec 26 at HOU 26 20 2 3 0 0 2 4 12 11 11 1 4 0 2 5
Dec 23 UTA 28 16 4 4 1 0 3 6 8 2 2 2 3 1 3 5
Dec 21 at NYK 25 14 1 4 0 2 1 5 11 3 4 1 5 0 1 3
Dec 18 at DAL 30 14 4 6 0 1 2 4 6 5 6 1 2 1 3 2
Dec 17 LAL                                
Dec 15 MIN                                
Dec 13 at NOP                                
Dec 11 OKC 23 9 4 3 0 0 2 4 9 0 0 1 3 2 2 4
Dec 9 ORL 24 7 1 1 3 1 2 3 11 1 1 0 4 0 1 3
Dec 7 GSW 25 8 4 4 0 0 4 4 13 0 0 0 3 1 3 3
Dec 5 LAC                                
Dec 3 PHO 26 10 7 3 1 0 1 3 8 2 4 2 5 0 7 1
Nov 30 BKN 30 10 5 4 1 1 0 4 12 1 1 1 3 2 3 1
Nov 27 at BOS 27 7 5 2 0 0 1 3 10 0 0 1 3 1 4 2
Nov 25 HOU 23 8 2 3 0 1 1 3 13 2 2 0 4 2 0 3
Nov 22 SAS 22 8 4 0 0 1 2 3 9 0 1 2 5 1 3 3
Nov 20 at GSW 25 9 5 5 2 0 1 2 7 5 7 0 3 1 4 2
Nov 18 at LAC 25 6 4 2 1 2 2 2 5 1 2 1 3 0 4 2
Nov 17 at SAC                                
Nov 15 at LAL 27 21 3 1 1 1 3 7 12 4 4 3 6 1 2 3
Nov 13 TOR                                
Nov 11 at IND                                
Nov 9 GSW 21 13 3 3 1 1 5 4 11 4 4 1 4 1 2 5
Nov 6 NOP 14 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Nov 4 BOS                                
Nov 2 at DAL 26 11 1 2 0 0 0 3 8 4 5 1 4 0 1 1
Nov 1 DET 27 6 5 1 0 1 1 2 8 2 2 0 3 2 3 3
Oct 30 at SAS 25 21 4 2 1 0 2 9 16 1 2 2 5 0 4 3

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Vince Carter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carter played 81 games off the bench, successfully making the transition from superstar to veteran role player. He averaged 11.9 points per game and 1.8 made three-pointers.

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Carter led the Dallas bench in scoring Friday against the Spurs, finishing with 13 points. He added six rebounds and two assists in the Game 6 win.

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Carter scored a team-high 28 points Wednesday but it was enough as Dallas dropped Game 5 to San Antonio. He connected on 7-of-9 shots from behind the arc and added three rebounds.

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Carter's struggles continued in Game 4 as he was held to eight points on 2-of-9 shooting. He added five assists and three rebounds in the loss.

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Carter hit a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer and the Spurs in Game 3 on Saturday. He finished with 11 points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with three rebounds in 23 minutes.

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Carter scored eight points in 22 minutes of play Wednesday. He added two assists and a rebound in the win over the Spurs.

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Carter failed to find a rhythm Wednesday scoring nine points on 4-of-11 shooting. He added two rebounds as Dallas fell to Memphis in overtime.

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Carter could see his minutes ramped up Saturday in a pivotal game against the Suns, the Mavs' official site reports.

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Carter led the Dallas bench in scoring Tuesday, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting. He added three assists and two rebounds in the win over Utah.

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Carter scored 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting Tuesday in a loss to the Warriors. He added four rebounds and four assists.

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Carter put up 23 points (9-13 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound, one assist, and one block in 28 minutes Thursday.

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Carter (finger) came off the bench for 28 minutes and finished Sunday's game with 12 points (4-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds and four assists.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Carter is no longer the player he was when he entered the league but his professionalism has earned him the respect of his teammates. He yo-yoed in and out of the starting lineup and finished the year with a career low in scoring, averaging 10.1 points per game. There is a small silver lining in those numbers, however. Carter averaged more points as a sub than a starter, and with OJ Mayo aboard expect VC to join the second unit on a more permanent basis.

2011-12

Carter’s status with the Suns will remain up in the air until the lockout is lifted. The Suns have the option of picking up Carter’s $18 million salary or cutting him and paying him $4 million to go away. Although he struggled with both the Magic and Suns for most of last season, both Carter and the Suns agreed to postpone the decision until whenever the lockout gets lifted and real free agency begins, giving the team an opportunity to view the value of Carter’s contract within the structure of what will be the new collective bargaining agreement. As such, it’s believed the Suns’ initial plans were to cut Carter and make him an unrestricted free agent. Whether he plays for the Suns or a contending team next season, at 34, Carter’s days as a dominant starting shooting guard are behind him.

2010-11

As far as draft value goes, Carter's a player who could go either way. Some fantasy owners, still under the impression that Carter is a mortal lock for 20-plus points, six rebounds, and four assists per game, might go after him in the fourth or fifth round. Others, who've essentially written off the man formerly known as Air Canada, might not consider him an option at all. The truth, of course, lies somewhere in between. With steady declines across the board last season, Carter ultimately ended up as something like an eighth-round talent. After averaging only 30.8 minutes per game last season – and with little reason to see either that or his offensive load, in general, expanding – Carter profiles similarly this season. Of note is the guard's increase in free-throw percentage last season, up to 84.0 from his career average of 79.9. If he can keep that gain, it makes him a net plus in that category.

2009-10

While he isn’t the freakishly athletic and explosive athlete he used to be, Carter still has plenty of game left to go around. Carter deserves credit for playing out last season and maintaining a high level of production while on a losing squad. Motivation should not be an issue for him this season as he chases his first NBA Championship with the Orlando Magic. The Magic won’t skip a beat as Carter will step in to fill the void at small forward previously filled by Hedo Turkoglu, who bolted for the comforts of Toronto. Although Carter won’t feel as pressured to carry the offensive burden with more than capable scorers in Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis by his side, his usage rate should remain about the same. His scoring average will likely drop, but it will be at least somewhat offset by an increase in shooting efficiency and three-pointers made – a perk of playing alongside a dominant big man like Howard. Carter has missed just 11 games over the past four seasons, so durability is not a major concern.

2008-09

Carter is coming off of his lowest scoring output (21.3 ppg) since coming to New Jersey, but he still quietly had a very good season with new personal bests in assists (5.1 apg) and rebounds (6.0 rpg) as well as one of his better shooting seasons (45.6% FG, 81.6% FT). He enters 2008-09 in an entirely different situation, though, with running mates Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson now making their homes on other teams. Carter now finds himself as the centerpiece of a rebuilding team, which means that his scoring is likely to go up at the expense of his assists and field-goal percentage. Carter has been healthy and motivated ever since he joined the Nets, having missed only nine games over his almost four years in Jersey (after missing 23 games per year over his final three in Toronto). This is the first time since he has been there, though, that the Nets don’t look to be playoff contenders, so it bears watching to see if Carter loses interest and starts going through the motions the way he did in Toronto when they fell out of contention.

2007-08

Last season may have been the best all-around performance of Carter’s storied career. He posted new career highs in rebounds (6.0) and assists (4.8) and new five-year highs in field-goal percentage and threes made. Cynics will call his performance a product of his drive for a new contract, but that would be, well, cynical – his numbers were very much in line with what he’s done since arriving in New Jersey, and probably relate more to Jason Kidd than anything else. With his shiny new contract, and with Kidd and Richard Jefferson still around to run the offense and draw defenses, it seems reasonable to expect another very solid year of “Vinsanity.”

2006-07

Carter turned in another very strong fantasy performance for the Nets last season, showing that he could coexist statistically with a healthy Richard Jefferson while still posting strong numbers almost across the board. His 24.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, and 4.3 apg put him among the elite at his position in all three categories. He also made solid defensive contributions (almost two combined steals/blocks per game), knocked down a difference-making 1.6 3-pointers game, and shot a strong 80% from the line (7.6 FTA per game). At 29 years-old Vinsanity should still be in his prime, with his explosive leaping ability and quick first step still intact. Carter has the tools and system in-place to post another strong season this year as long as his old nemeses like injuries or focus (recently publicized divorce, possible upcoming free agency) don’t sneak in to derail him.

2005-06

After sleepwalking through a couple of injury-filled seasons, Carter used a midseason trade to the Nets as motivation to regain the all-world form that once earned him the “Next Jordan” mantle. In 57 games with the Nets, Carter averaged 27.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals, while shooting 46.2% from the field, 42.5% from downtown (making 1.9 3s/game) and 81.7% from the line on 6.8 attempts per game. These stats would have made him the best all-around shooting guard in fantasy ahead of Kobe Bryant (FG%) and Dwyane Wade (3-pointers), both of whom have a fantasy weakness. Perhaps the most important stat of all for Carter as a member of the Nets: zero games missed due to injury, after missing an average of 23 games/year over the previous three seasons with the Raptors. If healthy and motivated, the 6-6 Carter is still arguably the most athletically gifted player in the NBA. His combination of outside shooting touch, a quick first step and insane jumping ability make him an impossible matchup. Carter could lose some offensive touches this season while playing next to a healthy Richard Jefferson, but he will still undoubtedly be the primary scoring option on a team that will depend on their wings to carry the offense. Plus, playing with arguably the best distributing point guard of this generation in Jason Kidd should help get him plenty of offensive touches in good position to score.

2004-05

Carter is more injury-prone than most other marquee names in the NBA. Just on that premise alone, fantasy owners should lower Carter a notch or two on their cheat sheets. After apparently pushing for a trade to the Knicks in the offseason, Carter might become disgruntled once the Raptors fail to win games at a pace of his liking. Injuries and trade demands aside, Carter has the potential to be one of fantasy basketball’s best players on any given week. Carter is a gunslinger, in every essence of the word. When healthy, Carter can rival Pierce in terms of stats. But when he’s injured, you might regret spending such a high pick on a player sitting on your bench. Still, Carter should go somewhere between the late second to late third round in most fantasy leagues. If he falls any lower, take the chance on landing a potential stud in fourth or fifth round of your draft and hope he finds a way to stay healthy for most of the year.

2003-04

Carter suffered through another injury-plagued campaign, playing in only 43 games and posting the worst averages since he was a rookie (20.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 3.3 APG). He's now a high risk-high reward fantasy player -- if he's healthy he'll be a steal, but if he's not you'll end up overpaying for what you get. Tread cautiously.