Carter is antsy

STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:03 AM ET

Vince Carter has let it be known -- in his own words -- that he wants out if the Raptors don't start winning very soon. Carter, in a message posted on his official website, said he won't wait around for a long rebuilding period.

In a letter addressed to his fans, dated Sept. 10, Carter admitted he is frustrated the Raptors haven't been able "to create an equation to win ball games."

"I am at the point in my career where I do not have time to wait two to four years for a team to mature," the 27-year-old forward wrote. "I am determined to collectively put myself in a winning environment, whether it is with the Raptors or another franchise. After everything is said and done, it all boils down to me wanting to WIN!"

MISSED PLAYOFFS

During a visit to Toronto in July, Carter denied he asked general manager Rob Babcock for a trade, adding everything was fine between himself and the franchise.

A week later, agent Mark Steinberg told the New York Daily News that the five-time all-star wanted to be traded from the Raptors, a team that has missed the playoffs the past two seasons.

Training camp opens Oct. 5 at Brock University in St. Catharines and players will start arriving this week. Babcock said yesterday he has not talked to his superstar forward lately but expects Vinsanity to be ready to go when camp opens.


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