Grading the Milwaukee Bucks’ signing of Jevon Carter

Oct 19, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 19, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports /
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An overall grade on the Milwaukee Bucks’ signing of Jevon Carter

Overall, this is a decent signing by Milwaukee. Sure, Bucks fans were holding out hope that they would be the team to sign Goran Dragic, but when he decided to sign with the Nets, there were very few options left on the buyout market. Carter is likely one of the best options the champions could have picked up at this point in the season.

Carter is far from the most decorated NBA player, but he fills an immediate need for the Bucks at the backup point guard position. With Hill sidelined these past few games, Milwaukee was relying on two-way rookie Lindell Wigginton to play significant minutes, which proved to be hit or miss at times. While Wigginton was largely fine, Carter gives the Bucks more experience in the backcourt, which is welcoming, given the black cloud of uncertainty currently looming over Hill.

The guard will likely never stuff the stat sheet in Milwaukee, but he will provide quality shooting, tough defense, and noticeable energy whenever he is on the floor. All of those are reasons why a move like this is a solid one for the Bucks as they look to round out the edges of their roster. Only time will tell how things ultimately play out, but Carter has the potential to be a contributor for the Bucks in their quest to repeat as NBA champions.

BTBP Grade: B-

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Stay tuned to see when Carter may make his Milwaukee Bucks debut and how he could help them for the remainder of this 2021-22 NBA season.