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Carter staying in Toronto

Raptors’ standout to sign six-year contract extension

August 1, 2001

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— 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.

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