Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/17/11

Orlando Magic guard Vince Carter (C) drives through Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (L) and forward Luol Deng on his way to the basket during the first quarter at the United Center in Chicago on January 2, 2010. UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom

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Besides the Dallas Mavericks acquiring Lamar Odom from the Lakers earlier this week, they also made another pretty notable move by inking free agent Vince Carter to a three-year contract. The North Carolina product is currently slowed a bit by knee tendonitis and it remains to be seen exactly what his role could be for the 2011-12 Mavs. But no matter whether he is in Rick Carlisle's starting five or if he comes off the bench, Carter is here with a simple goal and it's not one he takes lightly. "It's a new start with a new team," he said after practice on Saturday. "I'm just trying to accomplish a major goal in my mind of playing for a championship. I'm excited about being part of it. It is something that I really want." The ex-Tar Heel and eight-time NBA All-Star has 13 years of experience in the league and comes off a season where he started the year in Orlando and averaged 15.1 points and 4.1 boards in 22 games before he was shipped to Phoenix almost one year ago. With the Su...
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