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Vince Carter 'open' to joining Warriors; Curry comments on Instagram

Vince Carter 'open' to joining Warriors; Curry comments on Instagram

Vince Carter is 40 years old.

But he is not ready to hang 'em up.

Would he consider signing with a championship contender like the Warriors?

"I'm open for it," Carter said on ESPN's The Jump on Wednesday. "I want to win. I want to play and I want to do somewhat what Kevin Durant did. I want to do for my team. I want to go out there and play and provide and show that I can still play this game."

Carter averaged 8.0 points and 3.1 rebounds over 24.6 minutes per game with the Grizzlies last season.

He started 15 contests and shot just under 38 percent from distance.

The eight-time All-Star just finished a 3-year deal worth over $12.2 million.

"I'm just not one to just go to a team and ride the coattails," Carter explained. "You can say how old I am, whatever, whatever. I proved that I can still play in this league. I don't want to go sit on the bench and be a cheerleader ... I want to contribute."

Carter was teammates with Steph Curry's father, Dell, for three seasons in Toronto (1999-00 to 2001-2002)

The Instagram account "warriorstalk" posted a picture of Carter and Curry's father, Dell, walking off the court together.

And below that picture -- a shot of Carter and Steph Curry embracing after a Warriors-Grizzlies game.

Steph Curry not only "liked" the post, but he also left a comment:

"Me likey!"

The Warriors drafted Carter with the 5th overall pick in 1998 but traded him to Toronto for Antawn Jamison, who went 4th overall.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors

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Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors

JaVale McGee isn't going anywhere.

McGee will re-sign with the Warriors, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Soon after the news surfaced on Twitter, JaVale posted on Instagram:

👋🏼

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When teammates become mentors--- 💭🗯💬

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Golden State could only offer the big man the minimum of $2.1 million.

In 77 games (10 starts) with the Warriors last season, he averaged 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds.

McGee appeared in 16 of the Warriors' 17 playoff games (he did not see action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals), averaging 5.9 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting over 73 percent from the field.

As of now, Golden State has 15 players with guaranteed contracts:

Steph Curry
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
Klay Thompson
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
Zaza Pachulia
David West
JaVale McGee
Pat McCaw
Nick Young
Omri Casspi
Kevon Looney
Damian Jones
Jordan Bell

McGee was reportedly unhappy with the Warriors for giving their entire $5.2 taxpayer mid-level exception to Nick Young.

The 29-year old reportedly met with the Clippers and Kings, and was seeking a contract above the minimum.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks

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Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks

Kyrie Irving is itching to get to the Big Apple.

Irving 'very badly' wants to play for the Knicks, according to ESPN's Pablo Torre.

Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs during a meeting with management on July 7.

The four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Spurs, Timberwolves, Heat or Knicks, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Although Irving was born in Australia, he grew up in West Orange, New Jersey -- which is about 20 miles away from Madison Square Garden.

The Cavs have been trying to get a hold of Irving, but the 25-year old is not talking to anybody from the organization, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

Irving averaged 25.2 points and 5.8 assists per game last season, shooting over 47 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep.

In the 2017 NBA Finals, he registered 29.4 points over the five games.

The Knicks owe Joakim Noah over $17.7 million next season, over $18.5 million in 2018-19 and nearly $19.3 million in 2019-20.

The Knicks also just signed Tim Hardaway Jr. (who they traded in June 2015) to a 4-year contract worth nearly $71 million.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller