Carter will start at shooting guard for Tuesday's game against the Spurs. Carter sat out Sunday's game against the Lakers for rest and while he normally comes off the bench, he'll jump back into the starting five Tuesday with Tony Allen (eye) sitting out. In 10 previous starts this season, Carter has averaged 9.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 30.5 minutes, so despite the promotion, only a mild boost in production should be expected.
Carter will not play during Sunday's matchup against the Lakers for rest purposes, Peter Edmiston of The Commercial Appeal reports. The 40-year-old swingman has averaged 30.4 minutes per game over the past 10 contests, likely taking a toll on his body. The Grizzlies will opt to rest him against the struggling Lakers with the playoffs just around the corner. In his absence, James Ennis and Troy Daniels could see additional run.
Carter recorded 21 points (5-8 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), eight rebounds and one steal over 33 minutes in Wednesday's 110-97 win over the Pacers. Carter continued to hold off Father Time and posted another impressive stat line on Wednesday, draining four of six 3-point attempts along with a perfect score from the charity stripe on the way to 21 points. It's almost impossible to conceive that the 40-year old is holding a roster spot on a playoff contender, much less as a regular starting small forward. Although his production can be a bit erratic, he's enjoying his best month of the season in March, averaging 8.8 points and 2.9 rebounds over 14 contests. Carter's presence on the court is more inspirational than it is relevant from a fantasy perspective, however. There are several forwards out there that can give you more output than Carter, so unless you have a nostalgic bent for a bit of Vinsanity, he can't be depended on for consistent production in most formats.
Carter totaled nine points (3-10 FG, 3-8 3Pt) two rebounds, one assist and one steal over 25 minutes in Thursday's 97-90 loss to the Spurs. The ageless veteran continues to start at small forward and bounced back somewhat from a four-point effort against the Pelicans on Tuesday. Carter continues to struggle with his shot, however, as he's posted a 28.6 percent success rate (8-for-28) from the field over the last three games. A large part of the fluctuation in Carter's field-goal percentage comes from his tendency to remain aggressive even when struggling; Thursday, eight of his 10 shot attempts emanated from behind the arc and on average, more than half of the shots he puts up in any given game come from long distance.
Carter tallied seven points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot over 29 minutes in Wednesday's 98-91win over the Bulls. Carter continues to roll back the clock, and with Chandler Parsons (knee) sidelined indefinitely with a partially torn meniscus, it appears Carter will be forced to stay in the time machine for a while longer. So far it appears that the time machine is working, as he's averaged 48.4 percent from the floor and 8.4 points per game over the last five contests. With no timetable for Parsons' return, Carter is definitely worth a look if he's sitting on your waiver wire, as he's already exploded with 24 points once since he's been n the starting five.
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