3 things to watch in Milwaukee Bucks finale vs Cleveland Cavaliers

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jevon Carter
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Will Jevon Carter be in the Milwaukee Bucks’ playoff rotation after George Hill’s injury?

Speaking of that injury, there’s now a chance that we may be getting our collective wish for Jevon Carter to be in the playoff rotation!

Unfortunately, it may come due to George Hill picking up another injury (and I did want Hill in the rotation as well) but Carter has more than played his way into playoff minutes, especially in the first round.

He played nearly 20 minutes a night when he first came over to the Bucks after being waived by the Nets, including when Hill first returned. But, as we got closer to the end of the regular season, and Budenholzer began to put in his playoff rotation, Carter’s minutes dropped off a cliff (except for nearly 30 minutes against the Clippers).

Carter played nearly 14 minutes against the Pistons after Hill got hurt (as well as Lindell Wigginton) and should play a fair amount today, especially if they rest Holiday.

Carter is shooting over 60 percent from 3 on two attempts per game with Milwaukee which is just silly. He’s been a fantastic fit with the team and has made a case to be the future backup going forward at a position that could be in flux this offseason.

They’ve been looking for some stability with the backup point guard role all season (including right before the end of the regular season) and Carter is staring them right in the face like he does when he picks up opposing guards full court. Play him, Bud!

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Hill does have a week to rest now, so this could all mean absolutely nothing, but it’s worth mentioning as we head into the playoffs.