Minnesota Timberwolves Re-Sign Free-Agent Guard Anthony Carter

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Minnesota Timberwolves Re-Sign Free-Agent Guard Anthony Carter

September 9, 2005
Minnesota Timberwolves Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin McHale today announced the team has re-signed free-agent guard Anthony Carter. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Anthony is a veteran point guard who has proven his ability to run a team when he's on the court," McHale said. "He excels on the defensive end of the floor and helps to solidify our backcourt."

Carter, a 6-2, 195-pound guard, completed his sixth NBA season in 2004-05 (first in Minnesota), averaging 2.7 ppg (career-best .407 FG%), 2.4 apg and 11.2 mpg in 66 contests (started 12, Wolves 8-4). Carter tallied 13 points April 20 vs. San Antonio, tying his season best (Jan. 8 at Washington, Jan. 19 at the Lakers). He led Minnesota in assists on nine occasions. The University of Hawaii product registered 13 assists and a career-high four blocks March 4 vs. Milwaukee; his 13 assists equaled the most by a Wolves player in 2004-05.

Carter, who went undrafted, has averaged 4.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.9 apg and 19.8 mpg in 317 regular-season contests over six NBA seasons with Miami (1999-2000 - 2002-03), San Antonio (2003-04) and Minnesota (2004-05). He played 48 games for the Yakima Sun Kings of the Continental Basketball Association during the 1998-99 season, averaging 11.6 ppg, 4.4 apg and 2.7 rpg. Carter registered a career-high 15 assists on March 25, 2003 vs. Minnesota while with the Heat. He averaged 6.4 ppg, 3.7 apg, 2.5 rpg and 1.01 spg while playing 22.6 mpg in 72 games during the 2000-01 season. The Atlanta native appeared in 79 games as a rookie (30 starts), averaging 6.3 ppg, 4.8 apg, 2.5 rpg and 1.18 spg while logging 23.5 mpg. He ranked third among all rookies in assists. He registered a career-high 21 points on Dec. 29, 1999 at Orlando.