Grading Jevon Carter’s two-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MARCH 24 (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jevon Carter
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 27 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Milwaukee Bucks let it be known leading up to NBA free agency that they wanted to re-sign Jevon Carter after he impressed during his brief time with the team last season.

Shortly after free agency opened, that came to fruition as The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Carter and the Bucks were in agreement on a two-year deal to bring the point guard back to Milwaukee. Bucks fans everywhere were mostly thrilled with the move, but let us break it all down and hand this signing a grade.

The financial value of Jevon Carter’s two-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks

Given Milwaukee’s lack of financial flexibility and the fact that they spent a sizeable chunk of their resources on signing Joe Ingles, this deal was never expected to be significant. It was reported by HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto that Jevon Carter’s contract with the Bucks was officially a two-year deal worth $4.6 million. Scotto added that Carter will have a player option in the second season. On impact, this looks like a great move by the Milwaukee Bucks’ front office.

As detailed previously, Carter showed signs last season that he could be a legitimate contributor for the Bucks when given the chance. Who knows, depending on how things transpire in the next few months, Carter could even be Milwaukee’s second-string point guard on opening night, which makes this contract a justifiable one on the team’s end. Being able to retain Carter for cheap was a massive win for the Bucks, and if they utilize him properly, that deal could look like a flat-out steal shortly into next season. If Carter does play well next season, then he will have the opportunity to opt out and potentially seek a raise the following year.

Financially, this is a solid move for the Bucks as they were able to keep an impact player for cheap. On Carter’s end of things, it is interesting that he was willing to take a team-friendly deal to return to the Bucks, given how he fell out of the rotation late last season. There were likely other suitors willing to offer a more prominent role and possibly more money, but the guard wanted to stay put in Milwaukee, it seems. In short, on a minimum deal, this is certainly a justifiable signing.