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Apr 17, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) waves to fans as he walks off the court after the game against the New Orleans Hornets at American Airlines Center. The Mavs beat the Hornets 99-87. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter not thinking about retirement

When you’re 37 years old, retirement rumors are going to be in the air.

But not for Dallas Mavericks swingman Vince Carter, who says he’s not even thinking about potential retirement.

Per the Star Telegram:

“I don’t want to do that to myself,” Carter said after Thursday morning’s practice. “I don’t want to limit myself. I think doing that you’ll start thinking about [retirement] as the season goes on. I’ll just let the body pretty much dictate how I’m feeling in the end.”

Carter, who was an athletic freak during his prime suggested that he feels he can continue to play for a few more seasons though obviously at a reduced minute rate.

In fairness to Carter, despite only playing 25 minutes a game, the former North Carolina Tar Heel standout played well in his reduced minutes, averaging over 13 points and doing so on 43 percent shooting. That’s not exactly efficient, but Carter is only a .443% shooter for his career and when you factor in vast amount of dunks in the early portions of his career, he’s shooting at a similar rate.

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