Toronto Vince Carter is staying with the Toronto Raptors, his agent strongly hinted Tuesday night.
"There is a press conference tomorrow," Carter's agent, Merle Scott said. "You can read into that."
The NBA phenom is close to signing a six-year contract extension that would keep him with the team through 2008. He would receive the maximum salary allowable under the collective bargaining agreement more than $85 million over the length of the deal.
Today is the first day NBA teams can offer players extensions that would effect the 2002-03 season.
"Obviously, Vince has a lot to be happy about," Scott said. "The team has shown its team commitment to winning."
The Raptors have locked up three key free agents, re-signing Antonio Davis, Jerome Williams and Alvin Williams to long-term pacts.