Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks’ moves from the 2022 NBA offseason

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jevon Carter
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Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks’ offseason moves – 5. Re-signing Jevon Carter to a two-year deal in NBA Free Agency

One member of the Milwaukee Bucks who did not see much playing time down the stretch of the 2021-22 season was Jevon Carter. The point guard was inexcusably pulled from the rotation in favor of George Hill in the postseason, who just had arguably his worst season to date. It was somewhat of a surprise to see Carter re-sign with the Bucks so quickly in NBA free agency after how things ended last season, but he made it clear that he wants to be in Milwaukee. The Bucks should now look to right their wrongs from last season and give him a legitimate role in 2022-23.

On the court, Carter is a seamless fit with the Bucks. Dating back to his collegiate days, Carter has been a defensive bulldog, and he was oftentimes found picking up opposing ball handlers the full length of the court, which was great for the Bucks. Due to how much the Bucks pride themselves on defense, keeping a piece like Carter makes all the sense in the world. Despite being known for his defense, Carter’s production on offense was quite a surprise after signing with the Bucks last season, having averaged 5.6 points while shooting 50.6 percent from the floor and 55.8 percent from 3-point range, all of which were career highs.

The general consensus is that Carter should be Milwaukee’s backup point guard on opening night this season. At this stage in their careers, Carter is the superior option to Hill, as he provides more defensive intensity while being a far more reliable piece on the offensive end. Only time will tell if Carter will indeed see significant time this coming season, but being able to re-sign him on a deal that will essentially pay him the minimum over two years is low-risk regardless. If Carter does get a legitimate shot to play this coming season, that deal could quickly become a steal.