4 Players that never looked quite right in a Kings jersey

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3. Vince Carter

Vince Carter played 22 seasons in the NBA after being drafted fifth overall in the 1998 draft. Over that time, he made eight All-Star games and two All-NBA Teams. In total, Carter played for eight different teams and one of them was the Sacramento Kings in 2017-18.

Already in his 20th season, the veteran signed a one-year deal with the Kings, who wanted to add some experience and leadership to pair with their young players. Carter had some big games as a King, especially considering his age.

He never looked quite right in a Kings jersey, however. Carter had extended stays with the New Jersey Nets, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Memphis Grizzlies, but in my mind, he will always be a Toronto Raptor. 

Toronto is where he started his career. In a Raptors uniform, Vince Carter won Rookie of the Year, was the NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion, earned both of his All-NBA Team selections and made four of his eight All-Star appearances. 

Toronto is where Carter first ascended to stardom. With the Nets, he solidified that status and added to his legacy. In Sacramento, he still set new records, but he just looked a little bit out of place in a different jersey.