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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: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2011 8:11 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

Btw. the question is, can they get solid backup C for Jones, Mahinmi and that trade option.

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2011 8:09 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

They'll either go to the Finals or retirement home this season, but they surely look deep and kinda scary on paper.

Since: Nov 30, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 3:27 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

These two additions can't hurt too much after the gift of Odom.  Are they trying to be the oldest team in the league?

Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 2:12 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

Good to see Donnie Nelson and Mark Cuban continuing to work a little magic.  Not that Vince Carter or Delonte West will change the world, but they'll make great guys off the bench or subs with injuries.  Who knows, maybe Carter revives his career?  For the price, I say it's worth it.  One more move left...a True #1 center which has always been a problem except for last year obviously.  I think most Mavericks fans hated to see Chandler leave, but when you look at the new CBA, and the business end of it...signing Chandler would have tied Mark Cuban's hands next year in the trade department for other players.  The moves aren't over yet.....Let's Go Mavs!

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2011 1:03 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

Lamar Odom was a great pickup for the Mavs. I'm not so sure about these two pickups, they need to add something on defense with Chandler gone and it doesn't appear they will re sign Stevenson. At least they're cheap so it doesn't add any poisonous contracts. The onus is on Haywood unless Mahinmi has a shocking emergence.

Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:42 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

What idiot would pay Butler $8 million a year after blowing out his knee? Oh yeah, the Clippers! Barea is maybe 5-9 and plays zero D. He is good for 9 off the bench nightly but that's about it. The lowly Timberwolves are giving him $6 million a year for limited to no production. Good luck with that! Chandler's $15 million per would cost the Mavericks $80 million with the new CPA. Chandler is worth $80 million in penalties that 3rd year?  West is making $1.3 million for one year. You have to have 15 on your roster. He does the trick. Vince Carter will be making $3 million a year. I don't see a problem in that. He will be behind Fernandez who is an upgrade over Barea. Gives the Mavs a true 2 guard they have been missing. Odom will pick up where Haywood leaves off. Not saying we will win a championship again but we will make a run..

Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:37 pm
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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2011 12:23 pm

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

LMAO unless Vince can Rewind his Body back 5-6yrs he will be Big Miss for the Mavs. Vince will Always be my All Time Favorite DunkSter but he played so bad last Season with the Suns that they had to Bench him. And D.West stays Hurt. The Mavs should have kept Butler or Barea. I knew after Chandler said the Owners were acting like Slave Owners that he was not going to stay in Dallas. Unless Haywood can have a Year like Chandler did on Defense the Mavs can kiss the Title GoodBye. 

Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2011 11:12 am

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West


What is significant here is that the Mavs will not only be title contenders again this year, but by not re-signing the injury prone Chandler they have now set themselves up to be contenders for years to come. They now will have the salary cap room to bring in another superstar next summer. Well done I must say.... well done. Wow !!!

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2011 9:26 am

Mavericks sign Vince Carter, Delonte West

I don't care who the Mavericks bring in, nothing will help them win another championship now that Tyson Chandler is gone. He anchored their defense and provided toughness that they needed to get over the hump. People may make light of his abilities offensively but he was a force on defense. Just being 7 foot, quick and able to defend the the opponents able bodied big men. He made Chris Bosh's life miserable and forced Lebron James to THINK before crashing the middle. Some of that fear caused LBJ to shoot the less than accurate jumper he has when he should have been taking the ball to the hole all the time. Brendan Haywood is NOT the answer for that. Lamar Odom, Vince Carter and Delonte West will not cover defensive weakness. Losing Tyson Chandler tips the scales the other way.....

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