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Vince Carter could combine with Wade for ultimate Heat bench

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Another clutch shooter to the Heat? (©GettyImages)
Another clutch shooter to the Heat? (©GettyImages).

Veteran shooting guard Vince Carter has been an elite NBA talent for over a decade. In the 2013-2014 NBA season, Carter’s previous team, the Dallas Mavericks played the all-star in a sixth man position. Carter excelled in the position scoring an average of just under twelve points, almost three assists and nearly four rebounds a game.

As ageing super stars usually do, Vince is looking to sign a contract with a championship contender this free agency. There will be plenty of suitors. Vince is expected to sign a veteran’s minimum contract making all teams, regardless of their cap situation, capable of signing Cater.

The most interesting and therefore likely team to win Carter’s services is the Miami Heat. The Heat are poised to resign their three franchise stars to cap friendly contracts. Making Miami the odds-on favorites to represent the east in the NBA finals of the 2014-2015 season.

In the 2013-2014 NBA finals the Heat were shown to have a weakness at the guard position. The Heat relied on two ageing shooting guards, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen, to provide most of their guard play.

In the 2014-2015 season the Heat expect Wade to play a similar role Carter played for the Mavericks; a bench leading sixth man. The Heat can turn their guard weakness into a strength. The Heat are expected to retain their two ageing guards and can hope to add Carter for the veteran’s minimum.

In this scenario, the Heat would have three capable guards to interchange in the sixth man role. Vince Carter would play a similar role Ray Allen played for the Heat, spot up marksman who occasionally drives to the hoop. With Ray and Carter off the bench opposing teams are going to struggle to stretch-out enough to cover them while guarding the slashing Lebron James.

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Topics:
LeBron James
NBA Finals
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Dallas Mavericks
Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade
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