3 reasons the Milwaukee Bucks should bring Jevon Carter back

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Why the Milwaukee Bucks should bring Jevon Carter back – #3: He would be a relatively inexpensive signing

Everyone and their mother knows that the Bucks don’t have many resources to add impact players from outside the organization this offseason, so being able to keep guys that made an impact will be imperative.

Obviously at the top of that list are Pat Connaughton and Bobby Portis but being able to keep Carter would be great as well since he should come in at a relatively low cap number. Milwaukee has non-Bird rights with Carter meaning they can sign him to a contract with a first year salary up to 120 percent of his salary last season.

Carter’s free agent hold is a little over $1.8 million and the team should be able to re-sign him for a little more than that and avoid using their $6.4 million taxpayer midlevel exception. This alone is a massive reason why they should bring him back.

As I mentioned, the Bucks need younger bodies in their guard room with Hill aging and showing signs of decline. Carter gives them a way to get younger at the guard spot, someone that the team is familiar with, and can be signed for a low figure that doesn’t affect their ability to add outside free agents and make the roster better.

This isn’t a game-changing move by any means and if they don’t bring him back, it doesn’t make them less of a contender next season. But there really isn’t any good reason to not bring Carter back unless the dollar amount he’s asking for is out of their price range. It will sure be interesting to watch Carter’s free agency unfold in the coming weeks.

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It would sure be nice for the Milwaukee Bucks to retain Carter after he had such an impact for them down the stretch.