3 reasons to love the Milwaukee Bucks’ signing of Jevon Carter

Oct 19, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Tremont Waters. Brooklyn Nets: Jevon Carter, Patty Mills
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In news reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks have signed former Brooklyn  Nets guard Jevon Carter. After being waived by the Nets just a few days ago, Carter will join the defending champs hoping to add some insurance at the backup point guard position.

Carter is an intriguing player and there is plenty of discussion surrounding this particular signing. There are plenty of things to like about him, and here are three reasons to love the signing.

Jevon Carter will provide serviceable defense in the Milwaukee Bucks’ second unit

Carter has been inconsistent on the offensive end in his time in the NBA. One thing that he has done at a very high level consistently is play solid perimeter defense. During Carter’s college years at West Virginia, he excelled on the defensive end. In fact, Carter was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons in 2017 and 2018. Furthermore, Carter was selected to four Big 12 All-Defensive Teams in his college career.

His solid defense has continued to his NBA career. According to NBA.com/stats, Carter has been an excellent defender outside on the perimeter, as opposing guards are shooting 36.9 percent from the floor and 21.6 percent from deep when being defended by him this season.

That type of defense is impressive, and it will be valuable to Milwaukee’s second unit. The backup point guard position is a position that has struggled on both ends of the floor, and a defender such as Carter will provide an immediate boost. With George Hill currently out of the rotation due to injury, Carter should be an immediate filler piece for the Bucks at the backup point guard position who will provide excellent defense on the perimeter.

There are plenty of reasons to like Carter, but his defense may be on the top of that list. After being waived by the Nets, Carter’s defense will provide an immediate impact on his new team. If Carter is looking to make a name for himself in Milwaukee, it will be by way of his defense.