The move appeared to be a breath of fresh air for Carter. While Carter’s sample size with the Magic was tiny last season, he experienced a powerful campaign.
The big man averaged 11.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in a Magic uniform last season.
However, the Magic concluded the 2020-21 season with a 21-51 record. They finished with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Nonetheless, the franchise seems to believe Carter is a pivotal part of their future.