Breaking down Vince Carter’s total NBA salary from his career


Vince Carter has made $172,046,271 during his legendary NBA career, per Spotrac. The high-flyer entered the league with the Toronto Raptors back in 1998 and played in six and a half seasons there before becoming a journeyman. He went on to play for the New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks.

Carter made $1,760,000 during his rookie season with the Raptors. He averaged 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the lockout year en route to winning the Rookie of the Year Award.

In his second season, V.C. earned $2,267,280. He made his first All-Star team and finished the campaign with averages of 25.7 points. Vinsanity completed his rookie contract with the Raptors by making $2,425,440 in Year 3 and $3,073,032 in Year 4.

Before the start of his fourth year, Carter signed a six-year, $85 million rookie-scale extension. The contract was set to kick in during Vince’s fifth season. He made $10,067,750 in 2002-03 while averaging 20.6 points per game.

The 2003-04 campaign wound up being Carter’s last full season with the Raptors, though he earned $11,326,219 during that campaign. Toronto traded the All-Star shooting guard to the Nets in December of 2004.

Carter made $12,584,688 in the 2004-05 campaign. He put up 24.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 77 games with the Raptors and Nets.

In his first full season with New Jersey in 2005-06, Carter registered 24.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. He made $13,843,156 that year and followed that up by earning $15,101,625 in 2006-07.

During the summer of 2007, Carter agreed to a four-year, $61.6 million contract with the Nets. He made $13,320,000 during the 2007-08 season and $14,724,125 in 2008-09. He finished his Nets career with averages of 23.6 points per game. New Jersey ended the Carter era when the franchise traded him to the Magic in the summer of 2009.

Carter made $16,123,250 during the 2009-10 campaign with the Magic. He averaged 16.6 points in 75 regular-season games but only played one full year in Orlando.

In 2010-11, Vince was traded by the Magic to the Suns in December of 2010. He made $17,522,375 during the 2010-11 campaign. However, he was on the move yet again in 2011-12.

The Suns waived Carter before the 2011-12 lockout year started. That move allowed Air Canada to sign a three-year, $9.27 million contract with the Mavs.

Carter made $2,414,634 during the 2011-12 campaign, $3,090,000 in 2012-13 and $3,180,000 in 2013-14. He averaged 12.0 points per game during his Dallas tenure, even hitting a game-winning shot in the playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs.

In the summer of 2014, Carter signed with the Grizzlies on a three-year, $12 million deal. Now more of a mentor, Carter averaged 6.9 points per contest in his three years with Memphis.

The next stop for Vince Carter was the Kings. He signed a one-year deal worth $8 million and put up 5.4 points in his lone season in Sacramento.

During the summer of 2018, Carter signed a one-year, $2.39 million contract with the Hawks. His last NBA deal was a one-year, $2.56 million contract in the summer of 2019.

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