Carter hopes to return for 22nd season: 'Why not?'
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Vince Carter doesn't appear ready to call it quits just yet.

In a Thursday appearance on ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption," the veteran forward indicated he believes he can return for a 22nd NBA season.

"I think I could stretch it out one more," Carter said. "At the end of the year, I usually assess from top to bottom to see how I'm feeling. And obviously, opportunity, when the phone call rings and teams show interest, that's a good thing.

"Me personally, I think I could give it another year, so why not? We'll see what happens."

The 42-year-old is averaging 7.1 points per contest with a career-high 40.9 percent from downtown across 61 appearances for the Atlanta Hawks.

Carter recently passed Reggie Miller for 20th on the NBA's all-time scoring list and became the oldest player in league history to hit seven 3-pointers in a single game.

The Golden State Warriors drafted the Florida native fifth overall in the 1998 NBA Draft. They traded him shortly thereafter to the Toronto Raptors, the team with which Carter rose to prominence.

Carter hopes to return for 22nd season: 'Why not?'
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