Dallas Mavericks‘ guard Vince Carter has come out of the All-Star break with a fury. Carter, who is averaging just over 11 points per game this season, has gone on a scoring streak in the five games since the break.
Carter is averaging 16 points per game since the break and that includes a seven-point outing against the Philadelphia 76ers. Take that game out of the equation and he’s averaging over 18 a game.
This is exactly what Dirk Nowtizki and Monta Ellis need. For the entire year, they have carried the team, and led them in scoring for most of the year. What the Mavs need, though, is someone else to step up and take the reigns off of the two starters.
So far, Carter has taken to this role. No matter who it is though, it needs to be done. This team is full of players that can step up each and every night and lead the team in scoring. Right now, it’s still Monta and Dirk but it’s nice to have complimentary players that will step up when it is needed.
I don’t know if Carter will be considered for any awards at the end of the year but in my opinion he should. He has yet to start a game for Dallas this season and he’s been a consistent threat off of the bench. In my opinion, Carter should be considered for the Sixth-Man of the Year award. I don’t think he will win it but I think his name has to come up in the discussion.