In his interview Thursday night with analyst John Thompson carter was asked if he pushed himself as hard as he should have in Toronto.
"In years past, no," said Carter, now a member of the New Jersey Nets. "I was fortunate to have the talent . . . you get spoiled when you're able to do a lot of things. You see that you don't have to work at it.
"Now, with the all the injuries, I have to work harder. I'm a little hungrier. Getting a fresh start has made me want to attack the basket."
Carters is posting big numbers in New Jersey since the trade averaging 22.5 points in 40.3 minutes. A statistic that is not sitting well with many Raptor fans who saw a slower, oft-injured Carter score 15.9 points in 30.4 minutes before the trade.
Well, both him AND his cousin will be booed out of TO. That just isn't cool.
Still, it amuses me that Dan Gilbert, of all people, is particularly worried about this trade, given that the Lakers are in the opposite conference and there's not exactly any danger of them playing the Cavs in the finals anytime soon.