3 backup point guards the Milwaukee Bucks could target this offseason

Apr 22, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Among the top priorities for the Milwaukee Bucks this coming offseason should be upgrading at the backup point guard position for the long haul.

For the past two seasons, the Bucks have not had much stability at the position, cycling through a handful of names like D.J. Augustin, Jeff Teague, and George Hill. The role was occupied by Hill this past season, and he did not quite bring the boost that the Bucks had hoped for when they signed him to a two-year deal last offseason. Hill had arguably his worst season as a professional to date, and it is not controversial to say that the Bucks should look to upgrade at the position this coming offseason, given the abundance of options that could be available. With all of that being said, here are three backup point guards the Milwaukee Bucks should make a run at.

The Milwaukee Bucks could target Jevon Carter in 2022 NBA Free Agency

Jevon Carter seems like the obvious choice to be the Milwaukee Bucks’ backup point guard to start the 2022-23 NBA season.

The 26-year-old guard signed with the Bucks through the buyout market last season to give them some depth while Hill was on the sidelines with injury. After initially being viewed as nothing more than a temporary backup floor general, Carter quickly exceeded expectations as he gave the Bucks a significant boost on both ends of the floor. Defensively, Carter hounded opposing guards nightly, oftentimes picking them up the full length of the floor. While the Bucks may have expected stellar defense from Carter, given his reputation on that end, they could not have predicted just how well he would fit in offensively, having averaged 5.6 points per game while shooting 50.6 percent from the floor and a scorching 55.8 percent from 3-point territory, all of which were new career-highs.

Carter proved during the final half of the 2021-22 season that he fit like a glove with the Bucks as he played the best basketball of his NBA career. Due to how well he played and how seamlessly he fit in with Milwaukee’s other stars, bringing him back should be a no-brainer as Carter prepares to hit unrestricted free agency. Carter will undoubtedly not command a hefty amount on the market, which makes his fit with the Bucks even more ideal, given their well-known financial limitations. If the 26-year-old is willing to come back on a minimum, he could be the perfect backup point guard off Milwaukee’s bench due to his scoring, shooting, defense, and intensity on a nightly basis. They would be foolish to let him walk in free agency while keeping Hill on the roster.