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Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

Posted on: December 12, 2011 8:41 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 8:53 pm
Posted by Ben Gollivervince-carter

Vince Carter has found another new NBA home. Delonte West is once again an NBA employee! And both have arrived in the same destination: the Dallas Mavericks.

The defending champs announced the signing of Carter, a 34-year-old 8-time NBA All-Star, on Monday. Terms of the details were not disclosed by the team but reports that Carter signed a mini Mid-Level Exception deal worth $9 million over three years. Carter was bought out by the Phoenix Suns last week. Carter averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds for the Suns last season.

West, a 28-year-old free agent guard who spent the offseason applying for a job at Home Depot, contemplating selling knivesworking for a furniture store and fretting about his lack of health insurance, has reportedly signed a 1-year contract with the Mavericks. and Yahoo Sports report that West, 28, will join the defending champs. A 7-year NBA vet, West spent last season playing for the Boston Celtics, where he averaged 5.6 points and 2.7 assists per game.

Dallas is now loaded in the backcourt, bringing back Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Rodrigue Beaubois and Corey Brewer and having traded for Rudy Fernandez prior to the lockout. Second year guards Dominique Jones and Andy Rautins, recently acquired from the New York Knicks, are also currently on the roster too with Shawn Marion and Lamar Odom also fighting for playing time on the wing.

Together, West and Cater make the tenth and eleventh player who will fight for minutes at the one, two or three position for Dallas. Surely some additional roster balancing or trimming moves are coming.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:31 am

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

The Mavericks are trying to lure all vets without a ring to Dallas as a "take a chance at a title" board game.

How they can overlook the hole in the middle? I don't know why, but it seems like any vet willing to take a 1 year deal will get a call.

But they could have a problem since many of these players will want playing time and can they handle it if they don't get it. I don't think there are any players except Fernandez known for feeling left out on playing time but Carter and West are used to playing. I don't see this as being a sure thing.  Wright and Brewer are not going to see the court because of Odom and Carter. That could bring a lot of bad feelings, but it's a short season packed into a few months so everyonw could get along for 4 months as long as the team is winning.

And I think Jones and Rautins are set to log long time in the D league. That is if they don't their contracts bought out to make room for more "1 year wonder vets".

Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 11:39 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

Do not forget the greatness of Brian Cardinal. Yes, "the Custodian" is also back in the fold.

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:19 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

Wow! While the Lakers fall apart, the Mavs are reloading. I suspect they are not done yet. They could repeat.

Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:04 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

Kidd, Carter, Marion, Nowitzki, Haywood as a starting lineup is pretty good.
West, Terry, Fernandez, Odom, Wright is a pretty good bench.
Beaubois and Jones are two pretty good talented development players.
In short the Mavs got a pretty good chance of repeating.
Watch out Ian Mahinmi too...he will step his game up if the Mavs keep him around

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