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Veteran Vince Carter agrees to join Kings on one-year deal

Free-agent forward Vince Carter, an eight-time All-Star and the oldest player in the NBA at 40, has agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, his agents Kurt Schoeppler and Jim Tanner told ESPN.

Carter joins a Sacramento free agency class that includes his ex-Memphis Grizzlies teammate Zach Randolph and guard George Hill.

Vince Carter, who ranks 22nd on the NBA's all-time scoring list, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Kings. At 40, Carter is the league's oldest active player. Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images
This will be Carter's 20th season in the NBA.

As the Kings reshape the roster in the post-DeMarcus Cousins era, they've place a premium on surrounding a young core with playoff-experienced veterans on short deals.

The departures of Carter, Randolph and free agent Tony Allen -- who is expected to leave Memphis too -- delivers a dent to the Grizzlies' bench, but Memphis has been determined to become younger, and more athletic as it continues to try and contend around All-Star center Marc Gasol and guard Mike Conley.

Carter joins his ex-Memphis teammate Randolph and coach Dave Joerger with the Kings. Across his NBA career with Toronto, the Nets, Orlando, Dallas, Phoenix, Dallas and Memphis, Carter has averaged 18.2 points, including 8.0 points per game in 24.7 minutes for the Grizzlies a season ago.

Source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19876504/free-agent-vince-carter-agrees-one-year-deal-sacramento-kings

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