NBA Rumors: High-flying LeBron James & Vince Carter dunk as Cavs teammates; Iman Shumpert to Grizzlies; Vince Carter stats

By on
Vince Carter dunk, Vince Carter stats
Photo Courtesy: TheTruthAbout/Flickr, Vince Carter and Brandan Wright to Cavs for Iman Shumpert

When Vince Carter joined the NBA via the Toronto Raptors on 1998 he quickly emerged among the league’s stars. People were enamored to watch Vince Carter dunk, and the terms “Vinsanity”, “Air Canada”, and “Half-man” were soon coined after him.

Are we going to see both LeBron James and Vince Carter dunk their way to success as teammates in the Cavs soon? NBA rumors point to that direction.

ALSO READ: Vince Carter considers retirement after two more seasons?

The Cavaliers, led by no other than LeBron James, have been mulling on the possibility of trading Iman Shumpert. The latter has been of value to the team, especially during the 2016 finals, however, he’s been struggling statistically with his offense.

Iman Shumpert averaged 5.8 points per game on 37.4 % shooting from the field, with 29.5 % from beyond the arc, but he’s also just 26 years old with a bright future. His acquisition could mean a replacement for the Grizzlies’ Tony Allen, who’s on his final year with Memphis, according to a report by King James Gospel.

As NBA rumors have it, Carter will be coming to the Cavaliers with Brandan Wright, whose defensive game will be valuable for the Cavs’ in boosting their interior defese.

Vince Carter may be adding 2 more years to complete a 20-year career, and that could be it for him.

He averaged 6.6 points last season with 16.8 minutes per game, but those numbers doubled in four games in the postseason with Vince Carter statistics upgraded at 11.3 points on 45.5% shooting. It simply shows that the Cavs want him for leadership in a veteran role.

He will be expected to be a clutch performer alongside LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

ALSO READ: Kevin Love to Chicago Bulls still alive, will Cavaliers break-up LeBron James’ championship squad?

On his prolonged career, Carter said, “Love for the game. Nothing else. I just love to play. It’s not out of me yet. When I don’t want to play and don’t want to put the work in, that’s when I step away from the game, but right now I still love it.”

Will we be seeing Vince Carter dunk as a Cavalier?

Perhaps his value for the Cavs may not be fully expressed in numbers, as Vince Carter stats have considerably waned over the years, but many feel he will be a great addition to the team.

Iman Shumpert on the other hand will fit in well with the Grizzlies. His being on the trading block has only been heightened by his recent arrest, but his potential and youth will work favorably for Memphis.

Photo Courtesy: TheTruthAbout/Flickr

To Top