The NBA’s oldest player — free-agent forward Vince Carter — has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told ESPN.

Carter, 41, will be starting his 21st season in an NBA career during which he has scored 24,868 points.

Atlanta general manager Travis Schlenk wanted Carter’s influence around a young, rebuilding roster. Atlanta selected three players, including guard Trae Young, in the first-round of the 2018 NBA draft, and 2017 first-round pick John Collins also is a key part of the franchise’s future. Carter was drafted on June 24, 1998, nearly three months before Young was born — on Sept. 19, 1998.

Carter, an eight-time All-Star, will be joining his eighth NBA team. He averaged 5.4 points for the Sacramento Kings in a limited role last season.

The Atlanta Hawks also have agreed to a one-year, guaranteed deal with forward Daniel Hamilton, who was on a two-way contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season.

Hamilton, 22, was a second-round pick by the Denver Nuggets in 2016 out of UConn. By Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN

Kawhi Leonard is warming up to the idea of playing for the Toronto Raptors – but he is still eyeing a move to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The San Antonio Spurs traded the small forward and Danny Green to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick.


Leonard, 27, was expected to join the Lakers, however, the Spurs had other ideas. The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year can leave the Raptors next summer due to a player option in his current contract. CONTINUE READING by JAMES WALTERS,


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After Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals, the latter signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency this summer.

With the two future Hall-of-Famers set to face off against each other at least four times within the next year, the Lakers are trying to dethrone the defending champions. In an already highly-competitive Western Conference, Durant reacted to James’ decision for the first time, via Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, CONTINUE READING, by Dan Duangdao


A week after the NBA effectively wrapped up its league business with the conclusion of the summer league here, many of its best American players have returned to the desert to begin preparations for a busy upcoming two years for Team USA.

As the group readies to return to action in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, starting with practices at UNLV on Thursday and Friday, here are some of the questions that will potentially be answered this week. CONTINUE READING, by 




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