3 Roster moves that are paying for the Milwaukee Bucks this season

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jevon Carter
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3 Roster moves that are paying for the Milwaukee Bucks: Bringing back Jevon Carter

Hand up; I was wrong about Jevon Carter.

Two weeks back, I penned this blog. Essentially, I said Jevon Carter is in danger of losing playing time in the playoffs because of the shots he takes during the regular season; those transition pull-up threes aren’t great shots in the postseason. But if he’s confident to take those shots in the postseason, who am I to complain as long as the shot goes in?

Last season, Head Coach Mike Budenholzer was criticized for playing veteran point guard George Hill over Carter in the playoffs against Boston because Hill didn’t play well, but you could argue it was the best thing for Carter because it allowed him to work on his offensive game in the off-season and gain more confidence to shoot the rock when he’s open.

Carter is averaging career highs in field goal attempts (6.9), minutes (22.3), points (7.9), and rebounds (2.5). Carter has also shot the ball well from three (41 percent).

We know Jevon Carter made his mark by being a lockdown defender, but what cannot be understated is his durability. Carter, until Tuesday’s game against the Wizards, had played in every game for Milwaukee this season. With players sitting out due to load management injuries, it’s refreshing to see a throwback player like Carter who wants to be out there every game.

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Watching Jevon Carter put up career numbers this year has been cool to see. He’s a guy who’s worked for every opportunity and has started to see his hard work paying off.