The Saturday editions of The Globe and Mail reported that Carter wants to be traded to an Eastern Conference team, ideally the New York Knicks, an NBA source told the newspaper.
"He wants out and he needs to go," the source told the Globe. "He is very, very firm on that. He needs to go. They're supposed to be working on something right now. It might have to involve a third team, or they may have to acquire someone and pass him through."
The source, who asked not to be identified, told the Globe that the four-time all-star would return for his seventh season with the Toronto Raptors only as a last resort.
Raptors general manager Rob Babcock has said he has no plans to trade Carter while acknowledging that he's talked to eight or nine clubs about Carter.