Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter might be the oldest player in the league at age 42, but he has no plans of retiring from the NBA.
The journeyman veteran, who has played with eight teams, revealed this week that he wants to play at least one more season.
“I think I could stretch it out one more,” Carter told ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” on Thursday. “At the end of the year, I usually assess from top to bottom to see how I’m feeling. And obviously, opportunity, when the phone call rings and teams show interest, that’s a good thing.
“Me, personally, I think I could give it another year, so why not? We’ll see what happens.”
Carter, who is averaging 7.1 points per game this season, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has started eight games for the Hawks and is averaging 16.6 minutes per game.
The eight-time All-Star was drafted in 1998 by the Toronto Raptors. He is No. 20 in all-time scoring (25,302 points).
Carter has earned approximately $170 million in career earnings, according to Spotrac. The future Hall-of-Famer earned $8 million in 2017-18 and $2.4 million this season.