Free-agent shooting guard Vince Carter signed with the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, a day after they lost Mike Miller.
Terms of the deal were not released by the team, but multiple media outlets reported that the contract is for three years and worth more than $12 million.
Carter, 37, helps fill the void left by Miller in Memphis. Carter spent the past three seasons with the Dallas Mavericks. He averaged 11.9 points in 81 games off the bench last season. He led all bench players with 146 3-pointers. One of his most memorable shots for the Mavs was the buzzer-beater against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series this spring.
The Mavericks wanted Carter to remain in Dallas but were restricted in the amount they could pay him after giving a three-year, $46 million offer sheet to Houston Rockets restricted free agent Chandler Parsons.
Carter, a 16-year veteran, has career averages of 20.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists. He averaged at least 20 points for 10 straight seasons from 1999-09 with the Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets. Since then, he has played with the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Mavericks.
Last season, Carter moved into 25th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 23,190 points. He is also seventh all-time in 3-pointers made with 1,809. He also ranks eighth all-time with 4,788 3-point attempts, 20th with 19,045 field-goal attempts and 31st with 39,240 minutes played.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun