Carter plans to retire following the 2019-20 season, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. A free agent this summer, Carter, who appeared on ESPN's The Jump on Wednesday, noted that he'll give the Hawks the first chance of bringing him back for his age 42 season. Last season with Atlanta, he saw 17.5 minutes per night, averaging 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He'll likely play a similar role with whatever team he lands on next season. Carter has made two All-NBA teams, has played the fifth-most games in NBA history and is 20th in scoring all-time.
Carter (rest) is off the injury report for Friday's matchup against the Magic, Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks reports. Carter got the second half of a back-to-back set off Wednesday against the 76ers, but he'll be in action Friday. Since March 1, he's averaging 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 22.8 minutes.
Carter is out for rest Wednesday against the 76ers, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. Carter started and played 28 minutes Tuesday, so coach Lloyd Pierce will opt to keep the veteran on the sidelines on the second half of a back-to-back set. With Taurean Prince (foot) and Alex Len (foot) both questionable, we could see a lot of Justin Anderson, DeAndre' Bembry and Kent Bazemore.
Carter will start Tuesday's game against the Spurs, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports. With the Hawks down a significant number of frontcourt players, Carter will make his ninth start of the season. Across his other starts, he's averaging 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 20.6 minutes.
Carter produced eight points (3-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt), three assists and two steals over 27 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Magic on Sunday. Carter had a typical stat line in Sunday's performance, though he still played a good allotment of minutes with 27. Carter is only averaging 16.8 minutes per game this season, and his production has been minimal overall with some productive nights mixed in. No longer able to penetrate effectively or get to his spot the way he used to, Carter has relied heavily on the three-ball this season. He's drained at least two three-pointers in all but two of his 24 double-digit scoring efforts this season.
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