According to Sportsnet‘s Michael Grange, the franchise still hopes for “some kind of reconnection” with Carter in the future.
Can confirm that the Raptors have moved past Vince Carter as a buyout target should he be become available. There is hope for some kind of reconnection with the franchise icon at some point, but the heat of a playoff race was not the time. "That's on the back burner for now."
— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) February 20, 2018