Shooting Guard: Vince Carter

Man, the Nets really got some steals for two of their best all-time players. Not only was Kidd given up for nearly nothing, so was Vinsanity.

The hyper-athletic slasher had an established brand up North with the Toronto Raptors, and Toronto threw that away when they traded him for a washed-up Alonzo Mourning, Eric Williams and Aaron Williams, who were role players at best.

Carter, who was nearing the end of his prime, maintained a surprisingly versatile offensive repertoire while being the beneficiary of more alley-oop passes than an NBA Jam game.

Only Julius Erving (28.2) and Rick Barry (30.6) have a higher career scoring average than Vinsanity, and only those three have scored more than 2,000 points in a season for the Nets.

If there’s one knock on Carter, it was his lackluster performing in the playoffs. Granted, some blame could be placed on the workload the Nets gave him, but, superstars show up in crunch-time.

Regardless, Vince did more good than he did bad, and he consistently showed up for a Nets team that lacked a go-to guy.

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