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Vince Carter considering knee surgery

Posted on: December 21, 2010 12:51 pm
 
New Suns guard considering arthroscopic knee surgery. Posted by Matt Moore

Vince Carter is considering arthroscopic knee surgery which would sideline him for a month, less than 48 hours after being traded to Phoenix. The Arizona Republic reports: 

The stellar play of Grant Hill, Jared Dudley and Josh Childress is all the more important with the Suns and Carter considering arthroscopic surgery for Carter's troublesome left knee that could put him out for up to a month.
via Phoenix Suns once again short-handed in 118-110 loss to streaking San Antonio Spurs.


This probably won't help the prevailing winds that say Carter tends to flop out when needed with injuries. The surgery obviously isn't 100% necessary as he's only considering the surgery. The Suns need him for wing scoring, no matter how they did against the Spurs last night. But hey, that's Vince. 

On the other hand, Carter's in a contract year, looking for his final contract next season, and needs to be able to secure his future.  He's going from a contending team to a struggling team that doesn't know if it's coming or going, and there's no way of knowing how he'll fit in. But there's still no doubt that there are better ways to start off your time in Phoenix than on the shelf. It would explain why Carter's looking slower and less explosive than in year's past, beyond the normal loss due to time and age. 
Expect the Suns to respond to the news if Carter does decide to have surgery to be "We're not trading Steve Nash."
Comments

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2010 12:26 am
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

GO SPURS!!



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2010 10:16 pm
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

VINSANITY!!




Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 10:00 pm
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

@scorpioxyz The Raptors days were a LOOOOONG time ago. If the Suns were hoping he would play like he did with the Raptors than their GM should be fired right now. One of the most physically talented athlete to ever play in the NBA BUT also one of the softest and gutless to ever play the game. If he had ambition he could have been one of the all time greats.



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 8:58 pm
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

Suns are joke- Vince Carter is a bum who thinks the NBA owes him every foul.  Steve Nash is more concern with moving his sweaty hair than he is with playing.  I believe players like Vince and Steve Nash are overrated because whats the point of being great offensively if you get kill defensively every night giving up just as many points as you scored..  Him winning the MVP over Kobe was a joke..... They have a big man that shoots 50% from 3's during the season and 15% during the playoffs.....Oh yeah remember Amare wasn't going to be as good without Nash. ....I can go on you have Grant Hill trying to guard Kobe in the playoffs.....One day they will admit they should have kept Joe Johnson, Amare, even Q Richardson....they had some good chemistry going....where the could outscore everybody.



Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2010 8:42 pm
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

This is stale news. Originally it was reported that he might, MIGHT, need surgery but the partner of Suns' team doctor checked him out and said he'd only be gone 1 week, 2 at the most. This is just another example of "unnamed sources" spreading less than accurate news.



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 7:39 pm
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

maybe he should consider retirement.



Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2010 4:14 pm
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

If only they could've seen this coming.

Maybe they could go after McGrady if this doesn't work out.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 3:28 pm
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

He's the opposite of Steve Nash - he's overrated, selfish, plays when he feels like and is a big baby. Nash is tough, plays hard every night, stays in the game when he gets hurt or atleast gets off the court when he's injured. Carter will make those goofy faces like he's been shot and lay there in agony. Wince Carter.
I'm sure Orlando was happy to unload him.




Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 2:38 pm
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

That isn't good news and may not work out for Phoenix Suns in 2010-11, but if they have longer term aspirations for Vince Carter, he better get on with it so he can really contribute for a change, like his days in Toronto as a Raptor.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 2:38 pm
 

Vince Carter considering knee surgery

What a waste of talent this guy has been the last several seasons!

Actually it has been a totally wasted career. Here is a guy with Hall of Fame potential who never put the work or effort into his game. Thus he never reached Kobe/ Pierce caliber. But don't fool yourself- he had the athleticsm to be that good.

Very sad and a typical example of an overpaid, underperforming professional athlete.

The trades between Orlando, Phoenix and Washington was all about moving around players with excessive salaries and baggage.



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