In a rather cryptic announcement, Toronto Raptors owner Masai Ujiri said “Vince Carter will be home in Toronto” – but did not elaborate further.
The 40 year old, now with the Sacramento Kings, gave the Raptors six fantastic years up until 2004, becoming an all star during his last FOUR years in Canada. As he winds down his career, there are certainly rumblings of a return to the 6ix.
Carter has good reason to be a future Hall of Famer, having gone on to be an All Star on eight occasions. Scoring 20,000 points and making over 2,000 shots from behind the perimeter, it will be intriguing to see if the veteran could still be cut out for a role at a playoff team such as the Raptors.
Some may think this could be a Paul Pierce type of return, a simple retiring of the jersey.
But with the loss of PJ Tucker to the Rockets, a lack of depth at the small forward position has appeared for the Raptors. Who better to fill it than a Toronto legend?
Certainly, Raptors fans will be waiting for further details from their owner. After seeing Chris Bosh and Tracy Mcgrady fail to return to Toronto, Masai could opt to give a welcome gift to Canadian fans.