KINGS SIGN CARTER, 40

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - The As­so­ci­ated Press

SACRA­MENTO, CALIF.» The Kings signed guard Vince Carter, the team an­nounced Mon­day.

Carter, who en­tered the league with the Rap­tors in 1998, is join­ing his sev­enth team. He played the last three sea­sons in Mem­phis, where he av­er­aged 8.0 points and 1.8 as­sists per game last sea­son.

The 40-year-old Carter ranks 27th all time in points scored (24,555), fifth in 3point­ers (2,049) and 13th in games played (1,347).

Carter set records for a player 40 and older last sea­son, pass­ing Michael Jor­dan as the old­est to score 20 points off the bench at 39 years and 287 days against Den­ver on Nov. 8, only to sur­pass the mark six days later with 20 points at Utah. Har­d­away, Knicks take 2. NEW YORK» The Knicks reached back to their past to sign Tim Har­d­away Jr., a for­mer first-round pick who didn’t fit un­der Phil Jack­son but, they hope, a player who can flour­ish with­out him.

Jack­son and the Knicks parted ways last month af­ter three dis­mal sea­sons and were quiet at the start of free agency un­til sign­ing Har­d­away to an of­fer sheet for a four-year, $71 mil­lion con­tract. The Hawks then didn’t match the of­fer.

Foot­notes. The Lak­ers de­cided to rest Lonzo Ball be­cause of a groin in­jury, sit­ting him out of their NBA Sum­mer League game in Las Ve­gas against Sacra­mento and fel­low rookie point guard De’Aaron Fox. … The Cava­liers signed free agent guard Jose Calderon to a oneyear con­tract.

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