Toronto Raptors: 6ix Takes – Lowry’s shooting woes a ‘pesky’ problem for Dinos

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1. Vince Carter is going to play forever

So you’re telling me there’s a chance…!

The NBA’s oldest player, judging by his recent comments, is not quite ready to leave the game behind just yet.

Carter, 41, feels like he could continue playing, and let me just say if he winds up back in Toronto, as a Raptor, I just might do the CN Tower SkyWalk, just so I can yell for all to hear:

“Vinsanity is back!!!!”

I’ve said it screamed it, and at some point, I’m sure I tweeted it — Vince Carter being traded to Toronto on draft night was the greatest thing to ever happen to Canadian basketball. Not a typo. Even Steve Nash falls short of Carter’s status. Also, it’s perfectly ok if you disagree. At the end of the day, I’m just happy we all get to have the debate about who the key cog is/was in Canada’s basketball machine. It never used to be this way, folks. Embrace debate.

You would be crazy not to want #15 on the squad for one final ride. Here’s to hoping Masai can work something out, possibly as early as this season’s trade deadline.

Carter still has enough in the tank to help a contender, especially in 2018-19. So why can’t it be Toronto? He’s shooting a high percentage from beyond the arc (would solve a need) and brings a coveted veteran presence that analysts love talking about once playoffs roll around. As much as I want this to happen, I only do if Carter is going to play. No part of me wants him to come here and never step on the floor.

Skip the trade machines. Just get a deal done, Masai.