3 NBA teams that could lure Jevon Carter away from the Milwaukee Bucks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MARCH 24 (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jevon Carter
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After spending the final portion of the season with the Milwaukee Bucks, Jevon Carter is set to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason.

The general consensus surrounding Carter is that the Bucks should keep him, given how quickly he managed to carve out a role for himself after coming aboard. Carter did show signs that he may be the perfect backup point guard for this team, but re-signing him is far easier said than done for the Bucks, given the George Hill situation. The Bucks brought Carter aboard to give them depth while Hill was on the sidelines with injury, but once the latter returned, the former was booted from the rotation entirely. Given that Hill is under contract for another season, Carter likely would not want to come back to Milwaukee and be the third-string point guard, and no one could truly blame him. While the Bucks would be wise to trade Hill and then re-sign Carter, it is uncertain whether or not the front office will entertain that option. If Carter ends up leaving in free agency, here are three opposing teams that would be wise to pursue his services on the open market.

The Atlanta Hawks could lure Jevon Carter away from the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA free agency

If Jevon Carter were to leave the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason, the Atlanta Hawks could be an intriguing suitor to bring him aboard.

Atlanta could potentially be in the market for a new backup point guard depending on what takes place with Delon Wright, who was in that role this past season. Wright was serviceable in his role off the bench, but there are questions as to whether the Hawks should retain him or look to bulk up at the position ahead of next season as he prepares to enter free agency.

If they do move on from Wright, Carter could be a quality replacement due to the shooting and defense he brings to the table. The Hawks have had plenty of struggles on the defensive end in recent memory, and though Carter would not solve those issues on impact, he could help bring some intensity on that side of the floor, just like he did with the Bucks this past season.

The Hawks need to find a suitable backup behind Trae Young, and Carter could be a perfect piece to add to the puzzle. In addition to his defensive presence and his perimeter shooting capabilities, Carter would not command a hefty amount of compensation on the open market, which could be viewed as desirable for an Atlanta team that will not have ample spending money to utilize.