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Vince Carter Opts Out but We Figured That Out Already June 30, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in NBA Draft, NBA talk, New Jersey Nets, Off-Season, Sean Williams, Vince Carter.
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Vince Carter opted out of his Nets contract Friday, according to league sources, and will be free to test the market as of Sunday.

Seriously, where is Vince Carter going if he doesn’t stay in New Jersey?

Charlotte wouldn’t want him with J-Rich over there, New York‘s out of the question after that coup for Randolph. Orlando‘s the only one left who could offer VC more money, but come on, realistically would they want him? I don’t think anybody would want Carter as their main guy on any team, not when he’s 30 and had half of the athletic ability he had when he was younger, I’d say they won’t offer him a deal that could make the Nets backing off from a deal.

Even with the craziest trade alternative gone, with Ray Allen off from Seattle’s books, I’d be really really really really really surprised if he leaves.

So if he’s 30 and not that good anymore, why would the Nets still waste 60-65 million dollars on resigning him?

Basically, by resigning Carter, Rod Thorn will be making a point noted that he’s staying with this team for at least another year or two, Carter isn’t the same player he is a few years ago, but he still scores, and he still makes plays, and this is the first step of one of the many possible steps taht could bring that elusive championship over to New Jersey, and like I said before, with the right pieces, this team could still win alot of games, and I believe with the addition of “Weed Boy” Sean Williams, the Nets officially can claim themselves a force to be reckon with (that is if Williams lives up to the hype built around his defense).

Sean Williams alone could catapult the Nets to the top of the East? are you kidding me?

Yes he could, why? let’s say he’s struggling early on, even if he gives the team early numbers (struggling numbers) of say Desagana Diop numbers, that would already be an upgrade over what Jason Collins offers on a daily basis, and throw in the four guys around him who could score, he basically just needs to focus on defense and that’s it. No pressure, and that’s him struggling early on, what if he picks up where he left off at Boston College? that’s an elite team we’re talking about if he plays like that.

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1. r1zzo23 - June 30, 2007

C’mon now, don’t down play your boy VC. He can still ball. Orlando will want to pair him up with Dwight Howard and you know it.

2. netsophobia - June 30, 2007

Oh Yes he could, but for 4 years he’s been playing with me, I’ve sort of had enough, I’m not sticking with him until he does something clutch in the playoffs

3. r1zzo23 - July 1, 2007

Nets and VC are close to a 4 year, $60 million deal. That Atlantic (minus the 76ers) could be a very competitive divison. The Raptors still have all their players other than MoPete coming back, Celtics added Ray Allen, Knicks added Zach Randolph and the Nets add a defensive presence in Sean Williams. If Kidd, VC, Jefferson and Krstic can stay healthy, I think that three teams from the Atlantic will make the playoffs. Should be very interesting this year.

4. netsophobia - July 1, 2007

On paper this could be a very competitive division, at least it’s abg upgrade from last season.


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