I'll admit that this post is rather trivial in the grand scheme of things, but I know some people in the community have been trying to figure out whether or not Vince Carter will a.) average more than 20 points per game or b.) lead the Orlando Magic in scoring.
Let's address the former.
Excluding his rookie year with the Toronto Raptors, in which he averaged 18.3 points per game, Carter has averaged more than 20 points per game in every season during his career. For those scoring at home, that's 10 years in a row. The question is, will Carter keep the streak alive with a new role, a new team, and a new system? It's no secret that Dwight Howard is the focal point of the 4-out/1-in offense and the pick & roll. Likewise, there's no pressure on Carter to score a ton because of the multitude of offensive weapons head coach Stan Van Gundy has at his disposal. That being said, there will be plenty of opportunities for Carter, as he will be involved in isolation plays and in pick & roll situations (which has been shown he's lethal in). But at the end of the day, how many shots will Carter get?
Last year, the Magic had five players that averaged more than 10 FGA - Rashard Lewis (13.8), Hedo Turkoglu (13.3), Jameer Nelson (12.6), Dwight Howard (12.4), and Rafer Alston (10.3). In comparison, Carter averaged 16.8 FGA with the Nets.
Again, given that Orlando has three other All-Stars that need shots, it's highly unlikely that Carter continues to attempt as many field goals as he had in the past.
So, what does the community think?