Last season, at 40 years, 46 days old, Carter became the oldest player to start an NBA game since Juwan Howard in 2013.
In his 20-year career, Carter averaged 17.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He averaged more than 20.0 points a game in 10 seasons. In addition to his all-star appearances, Carter was a two-time All-NBA player, won a gold medal in the 2002 Sydney Olympics, was Rookie of the Year in 1999 and NBA Slam Dunk champion in 2000.
In Carter, the Hawks believe they have a presence in which younger players will look up and listen to.
Carter is 12 years older than the oldest Hawks on the roster – 29 year old Kent Bazemore, Jeremy Lin and Miles Plumlee. He was drafted on June 24, 1998, before rookie first-round picks Trae Young and Kevin Huerter were born.
Also Wednesday, the Hawks agreed to terms with Daniel Hamilton. The forward, a second-round pick of the Nuggets in 2016, was with the Thunder last season on a two-way contract. He appeared in six games with the Thunder last season.
Neither agreement has been announced by the Hawks.