01 July 2007

Vince Carter Sweepstakes Over: Vinsanity to re-sign with Nets

The Nets will keep their All-Star backcourt duo of Jason Kidd and Vince Carter together. Earlier today, Carter reached an agreement to re-sign with the Nets.
Photo by Al Bello, Getty Images

The Orlando Magic's chances to land Vince Carter ended this afternoon when he agreed to terms with the New Jersey Nets, the team for which he has played the past two-plus seasons. ESPN.com reports that Carter's deal is for four years and is worth $61.8 M. Per league rules, the signing can't be made official until July 11th.

It's just as well for the Magic. Carter's age and attitude would have made him a questionable choice had the Magic pursued him. Nonetheless, he would have drawn quite a crowd to the Orlando Arena.

Carter's signing narrows down the list of big-name free agents to All-Stars Chauncey Billups and Rashard Lewis, as well as the up-and-coming Mo Williams and Gerald Wallace.

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