3 key takeaways for Milwaukee Bucks following games in Abu Dhabi

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jevon Carter
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Takeaways from trip to Abu Dhabi No. 3 – Jevon Carter must be the primary backup point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2022-2023

You probably have heard, but Bucks fans have just about moved on from George Hill. Despite Hill still being on the team, the harsh truth is that Bucks fans don’t want him.

Throughout Carter’s brief time in Milwaukee in 2022, fans called for more playing time out of him. Instead, Budenholzer continued to keep his same rotation and used Hill. It would ultimately be one of the determining factors in what would do the team in last season, with Hill struggling mightily in the postseason.

Carter re-signed with the Bucks this offseason, regardless. Given Carter’s lack of a large role on last season’s Bucks team, it’s assumed that part of the conversations this offseason had to have included a larger role for him this season.

Carter earned a larger role in Abu Dhabi, as he was lights out for the Bucks offensively. Between the two games, Carter shot 8-12 FG (66.7 percent) and 6-7 3PT (85.7 percent). Those percentages won’t hold throughout an entire NBA season, but it gives you a glimpse of what Carter can bring to you on his best nights.

We already know what Carter brings on the defensive side of the floor, so anything he contributes offensively is a bonus. He has unexpectedly been a solid offensive player in his time with the Bucks, so there’s no reason he shouldn’t be the team’s primary option as a backup point guard this season.

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