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Vince Carter Injury: Updates on Grizzlies Forward's Calf and Return

Memphis Grizzlies' Vince Carter (15) drives the ball downcourt in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Monday, March 7, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Daniel KramerFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2016

Vince Carter hadn't played since suffering a left calf strain on March 11 against the New Orleans Pelicans. However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates. 

Carter Active vs. Clippers

Saturday, March 19

Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal reported Carter will play against Los Angeles on Saturday.

Veteran Carter Still Provides Scoring Threat

Carter’s minutes nearly doubled from January to February (11.3 to 20.4), and he shot the ball better in that transition as well, increasing his field-goal connections from 34.1 to 45.9 percent. 

He may not be the lights-out superstar he once was, but as the Grizzles hope to cling to a playoff spot—they’re 5.5 games above the buffer—even a shell of Carter’s former self is an asset at this point.

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