Playing in his NBA-record 22nd season, Carter was a regular part of the Hawks' rotation off the bench. He played double-digit minutes in each of his first 23 appearances on the season, averaging 6.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in 16.1 minutes over that span. Carter scored a season-high 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting in a win over the Hornets on Dec. 8. He scored in double-figures in three straight games from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, including putting up 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks in a win over the 76ers. Carter entered the All-Star break with averages of 5.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 15.3 minutes per game. After the break, Carter saw action in the Hawks' final 11 games prior to the suspension of the 2019-20 NBA season Mar. 11. In that span, he averaged 3.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11.6 minutes per game. In a win over the Hornets on Mar. 9, Carter hit a trio of three-pointers to finish with nine points in 15 minutes off the bench. Shortly before the resumption of the season in Orlando, Carter announced his retirement from the NBA.2018
During the offseason, Carter was awarded both the Backbone Award and the Most Respected Award at the NBA Players Association Players' Voice Awards. A few days later, Carter signed a one-year agreement with the Hawks -- his eighth NBA team over his 21-season career. Despite 2018-19 being Carter's age-42 season, he actually improved his scoring average by two full points over the prior season to 7.4. The increase came due to Carter hitting 1.6 three-pointers per contest, a level he hadn't reached since his time in Dallas. Despite being the oldest player in the NBA, Carter appeared in 76 games and played 18 minutes per game. On Nov. 21, Carter became the 22nd player in league history to reach 25,000 career points. On Dec. 29, Carter scored 21 points, making him the oldest player ever to score 20-plus in a game -- surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's long-standing record by six days. On Mar. 4, Carter passed Reggie Miller for 20th place on the all-time scoring list. In that same game, a loss to the Heat, he posted 21 points again, setting a new mark for the oldest player to score 20-plus points. On Mar. 31, the UNC product passed Karl Malone for the fifth-most games played in NBA history.2017
After signing a one-year agreement with Sacramento, Carter appeared in 58 games during his 20th NBA season and averaged 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He also posted a four-year high in field-goal percentage with a 40.3 mark. Before the season began, Carter won Most Influential Veteran at the NBPA Players' Voice Awards. He missed seven games in November due to a kidney stone. But on Dec. 27, Carter exploded for 24 points in a home win over the Cavaliers. The game marked the first time in NBA history that a 40-year-old player came off the bench to drop 20-plus points. Carter ultimately recorded eight games with double-digit points, including a 21-point effort Jan. 28 at San Antonio. During a Mar. 19 loss to the Pistons, he moved into 22nd place on the all-time NBA scorer's list, passing Knicks legend Patrick Ewing.2016
In the final campaign of his three-year contract with the Grizzlies, Carter -- who turned 40 during the season -- played in an impressive 73 games, averaging 8.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 threes per game. On Mar. 13, Carter posted a season-high 24 points along with five boards and three steals in a win over the Bucks. He hit six 3-pointers during that game, marking the first time ever that feat had been accomplished by a 40-year-old. In all, the grizzled veteran delivered 20 or more points on four occasions. He showed he could still get things done on the defensive end at times, too, collecting three steals on five separate occasions and posting a season-high four blocks Feb. 6 against the Spurs. On Mar. 29 versus Indiana, Carter surpassed Ray Allen for 22nd on the NBA's all-time career scoring list. And on Apr. 12, the regular-season finale, Carter passed Kobe Bryant for 13th on the regular-season games-played list.2015
In Carter's 18th NBA campaign and second season with the Grizzlies, he once again supplied a calming veteran presence off the bench. The former superstar averaged 16.8 minutes per game over 60 contests, which wasn't much of a departure from his first season in Memphis. He mostly came off the bench, though he did draw three starts. After a tough season from beyond the arc in the prior campaign, Carter improved his long-range shot, hitting 34.9 percent of his threes. On the whole, Carter averaged 6.6 points, 2.4 boards and 1.0 made threes per contest. On Feb. 26, Carter scored a season-high 19 points over just 19:35 on the court in a win over the Lakers. In an Apr. 9 loss to the Warriors, Carter posted 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists. At the end of the season, Carter won the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, reinforcing his reputation as a valuable mentor and bench presence.2014
Carter signed a three-year deal with Memphis ahead of the 2014-15 season. The well-seasoned veteran turned 38 in January, but that didn't stop him veteran from appearing in 66 games for the Grizzlies, supplying 5.8 points and 2.0 rebounds mostly off the bench (with one start). No longer the human highlight reel from his Vinsanity days in Toronto and New Jersey, Carter still provided Memphis with veteran outside shooting, which was helpful on a roster filled with defensive specialists. Coming off ankle surgery, Carter rarely played major minutes, averaging a career-low 16.5 per game. However, he still offered his new club an offensive spark on multiple occasions, as he posted double-digit points on 13 occasions. Carter produced a season-high 18 points on Dec. 17 against the Spurs. In doing so, he moved into 25th on the all-time scoring list, passing Robert Parish. Carter appeared in all 11 of the Grizzlies' playoff games, supplying 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest.2013
Carter showed that age is just a number in 2013-14, as he appeared in 81 games for the second consecutive campaign despite turning 37 during the season. He came off the bench in all those games, but that didn't stop Carter from contributing offensively. Indeed, Carter provided the Mavericks plenty of value through both accurate long-range shooting (39.4 percent from behind the arc) and veteran leadership. Over the course of 24.4 minutes per game, he averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 successful 3-pointers. During a Feb. 24 win over the Knicks, Carter hit seven 3-pointers en route to 23 total points. On Mar. 16, he scored 18 to become the the 27th player in NBA history to pass 23,000 career points. On Mar. 23, Carter delivered 12 points along with a season-high 10 rebounds for his only double-double of the season. Four days later, he matched his season high with another 23-point effort, this time against the Clippers. In all, Carter notched 20-plus points seven times during the regular season. Clearly not fatigued by a season's worth of action, Carter went on to average 12.6 points (powered by 2.1 threes per game) and 3.6 boards over seven playoff contests.2012
During Carter's second season with the Mavericks, his role focused on delivering instant offense off the bench. After missing 21 games the year before, Carter bounced back to hit the 80-game mark (81, to be exact) for the first time since 2008-09, and his stats actually ticked up from the prior campaign despite his minutes dropping somewhat. Though he turned 36 during the season, he lifted his scoring average to 13.4, an improvement of 2.3 points over 2011-12. He also hit 2.0 threes per game -- his highest mark since way back in 2001-02. Carter rounded out his line with 4.1 rebounds per game, a four-year high. His highest-scoring game of the season came Jan. 18 against the Thunder, when Carter dropped 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting, adding two steals and a block for a well-rounded line. In a Feb. 13 win over the Kings, Carter exploded for 26 points, passing the legendary Larry Bird on the NBA's career scoring list. Carter posted an impressive double-double Apr. 12 against Denver, scoring 22 points to go with 12 rebounds and seven assists. The veteran shooting guard finished the season ranked 27th all-time in points. He also moved into 11th all-time in 3-pointers, passing the likes of Kobe Bryant and Tim Hardaway.2011
In December, at the conclusion of the NBA lockout, the Suns waived Carter. Four days later, he caught on with Dallas on a three-year deal, joining a talented backcourt that included Jason Kidd and Jason Terry. Carter started 40 of 61 games, oscillating between playing a support role with the Mavericks' starters and providing scoring punch off the bench. Although he turned 35 during the season and wasn't the focus of an offense that mostly ran through Dirk Nowitzki and Terry, Carter still provided 10.1 points per game, marking his 17th consecutive season with a double-digit scoring average. He remained a reliable three-point shooter, knocking down 36.1 percent of his shots from downtown. Carter caught fire toward the end of the campaign. On Apr. 16, he posted his only double-double of the year, netting 18 points along with a season-best 12 rebounds against Utah. Two days later, Carter put up a season-high 23 points in a win over Houston. Another two days later, he scored 19 points against Golden State while hitting the 1,500th three of his career.2010
Carter found himself on the move again in his age-34 season. Just 22 games into his second campaign with the Magic, they sent Carter, a 2011 first-round pick, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus and cash to the Suns in exchange for Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark. Carter averaged 15.1 points in those games with Orlando, but he saw a bit less responsibility in Phoenix, seeing his minutes drop by three per game (to 27.2) and averaging 13.5 points following the trade. Still, Vinsanity reached a major career milestone by scoring his 20,000th career point in the course of a Jan. 17 double-double against the Knicks. Carter delivered 29 points and 12 boards in that contest, leading the Suns to victory and becoming the 39th player in history to reach the 20,000 mark. Carter also delivered a pair of 30-point efforts for Phoenix, peaking with a 33-point, six-rebound game Feb. 4 against the Thunder. For the sixth time, he equaled his career high in steals with six on Feb. 25 against his old Raptors squad.2009
The Nets dealt Carter to the Magic in the offseason, leading him to suit up for his third NBA franchise in 2009-10. In his age-33 campaign, Carter was asked to play a supporting role alongside superstar big man Dwight Howard. He played in 75 games, averaging 16.6 points -- a strong mark for most players and still good for second on the team, but still a career low for the typically high-scoring Carter. He added 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest. He still scored 20-plus points on 25 occasions. Carter even posted a classic Vinsanity performance -- one of the best of his career, in fact -- Feb. 8 against New Orleans, making 19-of-27 shots (including 6-of-10 from deep) for 48 points with seven rebounds. He remained an effective long-range weapon, hitting 1.6 threes per game while making them at a 36.7 percent clip. With greater distribution of responsibility and a stronger cast around Carter came greater long-term success, as the Magic ended up making it to the Eastern Conference Finals -- the deepest playoff run of his career. Carter averaged 15.5 points, 4.2 boards and 2.3 dimes through 14 postseason games.2008
Although the 2008-09 season saw Carter cede the Nets' team lead in scoring for the first time (to up-and-coming young star Devin Harris), his fifth campaign in Jersey saw the veteran average 20-plus points for the 10th consecutive year. Even though he was coming off ankle surgery, Carter played in 80 games for the third time in his career. With 20.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game, Carter continued turning in well-rounded stat lines with regularity. He piled up another 13 games of 30-plus points and scored a season-high 41 in a narrow loss Mar. 15 against the Clippers. The veteran narrowly missed a triple-double Jan. 9 against the Bucks, scoring 23 points with a career-high 14 assists and nine rebounds. Less than a month later, against those same Bucks on Feb. 3, he successfully picked up his fifth career triple-double, netting 14 points along with 12 assists and 10 boards. Carter turned in double-digit rebounds on six occasions and double-digit dimes in four contests.2007
Carter signed a new four-year contract with the Nets ahead of the 2007-08 season and delivered another strong campaign, contributing 21.3 points per game over 76 contests -- his ninth straight season averaging 20-plus. Although that represented a bit of a drop from his peak scoring production, he made up for it by tying his career-high rebounding average from the year before (6.0) and setting a new personal best with 5.1 assists per game. There were still plenty of big moments for Carter. Always an exceptional ball thief, he recorded six steals along with a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double against Golden State on Dec. 22. He also scored 30-plus points on a dozen occasions, most impressively Mar. 19 against Atlanta, when he dropped 39 points along with 10 rebounds, eight assists and a block. All in all, he recorded nine double-doubles -- five with double-digit rebounds and four with double-digit assists. Following the departure of Jason Kidd, who was traded to Dallas around the deadline, Carter received plaudits for his leadership after assuming the role of team captain.2006
Carter continued his run of good health with the Nets in the 2006-07 season, playing in all 82 games for the second time in his career while delivering another superstar campaign. Turning 30 during the season didn't stop him from posting 25.2 points per game along with a career-high 6.0 rebounds and a career-high-tying 4.8 assists -- good for his eighth straight All-Star selection. Carter returned to his elite 3-point shooting days, too, averaging 1.9 threes per game on 38.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc. He scored a season-high 46 points against New Orleans on Feb. 21, but the best was yet to come. On Apr. 7, Carter exploded for another 46 points along with a career-high 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double. Nine days later, he put up his fourth, adding 12 rebounds and 10 assists to a 29-point effort against the Knicks. He nearly posted another one two days later, falling one assist short in a 24-point, 10-rebound, nine-dime effort against the Bulls. Carter got revenge on his old Raptors organization in the playoffs, defeating them in the first round before the Nets fell to Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Over the course of 12 postseason games, Carter averaged 22.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists.2005
Carter's second season in New Jersey was a success on several levels. The oft-injured superstar was able to play in 79 games, his highest total since his sophomore campaign -- marking his third season in a row without a major injury. He responded with a huge campaign, averaging 24.2 points (12th in the NBA), 5.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.2 steals en route to his seventh straight All-Star selection. Carter cleared 30 points 16 times and scored 40-plus in five of those games, but his peak was a career-high-tying 51-point outburst against Miami on Dec. 23 -- a game in which he made an incredible 23 free throws on 24 attempts. He also burned the Heat for his second career triple-double, racking up 28 points with 13 rebounds and 10 assists on Feb. 4. Carter teamed with Jason Kidd to lead the Nets to first place in the Atlantic Division and the No. 3 seed in the East. They went on to the second round of the playoffs before falling to the Heat, with Carter averaging 29.6 points per game along with 7.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.8 steals across 11 postseason contests. That included a 43-point performance in Game 3 of the second round against the Heat, who went on to win the championship despite Carter's impressive efforts.2004
After a summer of trade rumors swirling around Carter, he took the floor for Toronto to begin the 2004-05 season, but he ultimately played in just 20 games with the Raptors before being dealt to the Nets on Dec. 17. He'd scuffled to 15.9 points per game with his old club while seeing reduced minutes, but the trade infused Carter with new energy. Over 57 contests with New Jersey, Carter averaged 27.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals, rediscovering his superstar form. He scored more than 30 points on 24 separate occasions -- all as a Net -- with a peak output of 45 against the Celtics on Apr. 9. Carter also collected seven double-doubles, clearing 40 points in three of those games (and very nearly a fourth). On the whole, Carter averaged 24.5 points -- good for eighth in the NBA -- with 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game, and he received his sixth straight All-Star nod in the process. Carter took the Nets to the playoffs, and though they endured a four-game sweep at the hands of the Heat, their new star averaged 26.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists in the four-game series.2003
Back to better health after injuries limited him the season before, Carter saw his stats tick back up in 2003-04. He racked up 22.5 points per game over 73 contests and improved as a ball distributor, setting a new career best with 4.8 assists per game while providing his usual complement of rebounds (4.8), steals (1.2) and blocks (0.9). He erased concerns about his health right from the jump, scoring 39 points in the season opener against the Nets. Carter went on to score 30-plus points on 17 occasions, topping out with a 43-point thrashing of the Hawks. Although he shot just 41.7 percent from the field, a career low, Carter made 38.3 percent of his shots from downtown -- a marked improvement over the prior campaign. He turned in four double-doubles of the points-and-rebounds variety and another three of the points-and-assists type, including a 42-point, 12-dime masterpiece against New Orleans on Mar. 21. For the fifth straight season, Carter was named an All-Star, and he finished seventh in the league in scoring average.2002
The aftermath of offseason knee surgery slowed Carter in the first half of the 2002-03 campaign, as he managed to play in only 10 of the Raptors' first 42 games. However, once he returned in late January, Carter managed to stay on the court for 33 consecutive contests until an ankle injury ended his season in April. He remained a highly productive scorer, if not quite the game-breaker he had been when fully healthy. Carter posted a vintage offensive performance Mar. 8 against Atlanta, exploding for 43 points on 16-of-24 shooting, including 5-of-8 from downtown. All in all, he played in 43 games, averaging 20.6 points along with 4.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks. He actually boosted his field-goal percentage to a career-high 46.7 while making a career-high 80.6 percent of his free throws. Named an All-Star once again, Carter graciously gave up his starting spot to Michael Jordan for the latter's final All-Star appearance.2001
After signing a six-year contract extension with the Raptors, Carter delivered another high-octane season in 2001-02, averaging 24.7 points per game. He added 5.2 rebounds as well as 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals, with the latter categories representing career bests. Though his season was shortened to 60 games by hamstring, calf and knee issues, Carter made his third consecutive All-Star team (though he was unable to play in the game due to injury) and ranked seventh in the NBA in scoring. He was able to post plenty of highlights even in a shortened campaign, going off for 30-plus points 15 times, including four games with 40 or more. While Carter's season high in scoring was 43, achieved twice, his finest all-around effort came in a Dec. 7 win over Denver, when he accompanied 42 points with 15 rebounds, six assists, five steals and two blocks -- good for one of his five double-doubles. In the process, he became the only player in NBA history besides Charles Barkley (who did it in 1988) to record 40 points, 15 boards, five dimes and five steals in a game. Carter underwent knee surgery following the conclusion of the season.2000
Carter continued improving his already incredible play in his third NBA season, setting a new career high with 27.6 points per game -- good for fifth in the league -- while continuing to contribute steadily in rebounds (5.5 per game), assists (3.9), steals (1.5) and blocks (1.1). He averaged more than 10 made field goals per game (10.2) while making threes at an even better rate (40.8 percent) than in his sophomore year (40.3). He also took a lot more threes, resulting in Carter averaging 2.2 successful shots from downtown per game. The high-flying young star scored 30-plus points on 30 separate occasions, including four games with 40-plus. Carter topped out at 48 points in a Nov. 18 win over Milwaukee, adding 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. He started his second straight All-Star Game after receiving the most fan votes and was named to the All-NBA Second Team. Carter took the Raptors back to the playoffs and posted a number of explosive offensive performances during their 12-game run, including an incredible 50-point effort in Game 3 of the second round against the Sixers. In that game, Carter hit nine 3-pointers, setting an NBA playoff record.1999
After a big rookie season, Carter's sophomore campaign saw him take his game to a new level and arrive as one of the NBA's biggest stars. His scoring spiked dramatically as he started all 82 games for the Raptors, averaging 25.7 points with 5.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks. Carter became more efficient in every shooting category, raising his field-goal percentage to 46.5 while burying 40.3 percent of his threes and 79.1 percent of his free throws. On Jan. 14, Carter cleared the 40-point mark for the first time by making 20 field goals (on 32 shots) for 47 points, five boards, four assists, two steals and two blocks in a win over the Bucks. But on Feb. 27, Carter outdid himself with a 51-point demolition of the Suns, adding nine rebounds and three steals. He recorded his first career triple-double Apr. 10 against Cleveland, piling up 31 points with 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and delivered eight double-doubles besides. Twice named NBA Player of the Week, Carter earned his first All-Star nod and got the start for the East, scoring 12 points with four boards. Already known as the league's most exciting dunker, he put together a legendary Slam Dunk Contest performance, redefining the possible in that competition. Carter finished the season 10th in the MVP voting and was named to the All-NBA Third Team. He also made his NBA playoff debut, averaging 19.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.3 blocks over three games.1998
Drafted fifth overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Warriors, Carter was then traded to the Raptors for his college teammate Antawn Jamison, who'd gone with the fourth pick. A lockout shortened the 1998-99 NBA season, preventing Carter from making his debut until Feb. 5. But once he did, the rookie impressed immediately, racking up 16 points with two steals and a block in his first game. It only got better from there, as Carter went on to score 20-plus points 23 times in 50 games (49 of which he started). He hit 30 three times, with his offensive peak coming Mar. 25 against Houston, when he scored 32 with six assists, a steal and a block. But Carter's finest all-around game came soon after -- a 31-point, 11-rebound, six-assist effort with two steals and two blocks for good measure. That was one of his six double-doubles. All in all, Carter's first taste of the NBA saw him average 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.5 blocks, all while throwing down a number of electrifying dunks. Unsurprisingly, "Air Canada" was named Rookie of the Year.
June 24, 1998Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft. Soon there after, traded by the Golden State Warriors with cash to the Toronto Raptors for Antawn Jamison. Shortly thereafter signed a rookie contract with the Raptors.
January 15, 1999Signed a three-year contract extension with the Raptors.
October 15, 2000Raptors exercised team option for 2001-02 season.
August 15, 2001Signed a six-year contract extension with the Raptors.
December 17, 2004Traded by the Toronto Raptors to the New Jersey Nets for Alonzo Mourning, Aaron Williams, Eric Williams, a 2005 1st round draft pick and a 2006 1st round draft pick.
June 25, 2009Traded by the New Jersey Nets with Ryan Anderson to the Orlando Magic for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee.
December 18, 2010Traded by the Orlando Magic with Marcin Gortat, Mickaël Piétrus, cash and a 2011 1st round draft pick (Nikola Mirotic was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Earl Clark, Jason Richardson and Hedo Türkoglu.
December 9, 2011Waived by the Phoenix Suns.
December 12, 2011Signed a three-year agreement with the Dallas Mavericks.
July 12, 2014Signed a three-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies
July 10, 2017Signed a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings
August 24, 2018Signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
September 20, 2019Signed, again, a one-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks.