Dallas Mavericks 2012: Can Vinsanity Make a Comeback in Dallas?

August 4th, 2012 by Craig Berlin Leave a reply »
Not everyone can be Steve Nash and play as if they were a decade younger.  Almost as rare are the Tim Duncans and Kevin Garnetts of the world, who seem to show a little age during the regular season and then manage to turn up the octane when the playoffs roll around.  

Most great players entering the twilight of their careers have to find ways to adapt to age and sometimes injuries, but there are certainly role players and in some cases, players who have reinvented their game.  

Vince Carter has been one of the most explosive and entertaining players in history and many consider him perhaps the most spectacular dunk machine of all time. Almost certain to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, Carter will be hitting the ripe old age of 36 next season. "Half Man Half Amazing" isn't soaring the way he used to and in Dallas last year he settled into primarily a reserve role for the first time. 

It's not unusual for older players to provide veteran leadership, mentoring and a steadying influence when the physical skills start to wane. However, players who adapt their game to compensate are harder to find.

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