Hawks' Carter, 42, hoping to play 22nd season

Vince: 'I can give it another year' (0:40)

Vince Carter confirms that he definitely wants to play next season in an interview with PTI. (0:40)

Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter, 42, said he wants to return for a 22nd NBA season if teams are interested in him this offseason.

When asked during an appearance Thursday on ESPN's Pardon The Interruption if he had an age in mind for when he wanted to retire, Carter said, "43."

"I think I could stretch it out one more," he said. "At the end of the year, I usually assess from top to bottom to see how I'm feeling. And, obviously, opportunity -- when the phone call rings and teams show interest, that's a good thing."

The Hawks are Carter's third team in as many seasons; he played for the Kings in 2017-18 and the Grizzlies for the three seasons before that. Carter agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Hawks last July. The eight-time All-Star is averaging 7.1 points per game this season while playing 16.6 minutes per game. He's shooting a career-high 40.9 percent on 3-pointers.

"Me, personally, I think I could give it another year, so why not?" he told PTI. "We'll see what happens."