Mar 23, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) shoots over Brooklyn Nets guard Marcus Thornton (10) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Nets defeated the Mavericks 107-104 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Mavs’ Vince Carter: ‘I think I’ve earned the right to stick around’

The Dallas Mavericks have a decision to make with Vince Carter following the season when his contract expires. Carter joined a team that had just won a championship, but despite the Mavericks fighting simply to make the playoffs, Carter wants to stay around to see them rebound.

In fact, he thinks fighting through those rough rebuilding post-championship years have given him the right to be apart of the Mavericks when they bounce back.

“I think I’ve earned the right to stick around,” Carter said, via the Dallas Morning News.

“My fingers are crossed,” he said. “Next year might be even better. We can attract some more people, more talent. Now I know my role, and I know the system, it’s second nature to me now. I know the city very well. I’m stepping out, going to SMU games and getting out and about. I’m very comfortable here.

“I like the guys. I like the nucleus we have here. With my role and the way I play and the way I go about things, it really helps guys here. And they like that. Hopefully, that’s enough so that they can still have trust in me enough to play significant minutes and help the other guys out.”


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