Milwaukee Bucks: 3 bold predictions for Jevon Carter in 2022-23

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 11 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jevon Carter
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Bold prediction No. 2 – Jevon Carter will have the highest 3-point percentage among the Milwaukee Bucks’ main rotational players in 2022-23

One of the most significant reasons why Jevon Carter instantly clicked with the Milwaukee Bucks was his red-hot 3-point shooting. The guard shot a blistering 24-of-43 (55.8 percent) from deep during his 20 regular season games. Among players to have played 20 regular season games with the Bucks last year, Carter led the team in 3-point percentage by far. For reference, the runner-up was Sandro Mamukelashvili at 42.3 percent. Carter has a good chance to lead the Bucks in 3-point percentage this coming season if he can build off that success.

Of course, Carter’s sample size will increase this season. He will play more games while getting more minutes and attempts. He may not shoot north of 55 percent across an entire season, but shooting above 40 percent is an attainable feat. The main factor behind that will be if Carter can bury his wide-open looks like he did last season. Per, Carter shot 16-of-27 (59.3 percent) on his threes when given six or more feet of space. Playing with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and others, a significant portion of Carter’s shots will be open, and he must capitalize.

Across his five preseason appearances, Carter picked up right where he left off last season as he shot 12-of-23 (52.2 percent) from three. It will be fascinating to see if the guard can translate his hot shooting into the regular season. Given how much the Bucks rely on 3-point shooting, Carter could be a massive piece offensively if he continues to shoot the ball well. As the bold prediction states, Carter may very well lead the way in 3-point percentage for the Milwaukee Bucks.