Vince Carter officially re-signs with Hawks for final season


Atlanta Hawks' Vince Carter (15) celebrates after scoring. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Atlanta Hawks have officially announced that veteran NBA forward Vince Carter will return to the team for what will be his 22nd and final season.

In suiting up for the 2019-20 season, the 42-year-old will become the first player in NBA history to play a game in four different decades when the calendar on flips to 2020.

Carter played for the Hawks last season where he averaged 7.4 points on 41.9 per cent shooting in 17.5 minutes per game.

An eight-time all-star and the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year, Carter is best known for his years with the Toronto Raptors when he won the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and helped lead the franchise into its first era of real success.

Carter announced back in June that this coming season will be his final one as an NBA player.

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