FEBRUARY 24: The Bucks have officially signed Carter, according to a team press release.
FEBRUARY 22: Fourth-year guard Jevon Carter intends to sign with the Bucks after he clears waivers, agents Mark Bartelstein and Reggie Brown of Priority Sports tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link).
The Bucks were said to be seriously pursuing Goran Dragic in order to add some depth to their backcourt. Having missed out on the 35-year-old, they’ll instead sign the player who was released to make room for Dragic in Brooklyn. The Nets officially announced earlier today that they’ve waived Carter.
Carter, 26, began his NBA career in Memphis in 2018 and had a couple promising seasons in Phoenix from 2019-21, averaging 4.5 PPG and 1.8 RPG on .418/.397/.789 shooting and playing solid defense in 118 games (14.1 MPG) for the Suns.
He was traded to Brooklyn during the offseason in a deal that sent Landry Shamet to the Suns, but struggled with the Nets. His shooting percentage dipped to 33.3% and he wasn’t a consistent part of the rotation after the first month of the season.
While Wojnarowski’s report says Carter will clear waivers on Wednesday, it looks like it’ll actually happen on Thursday, unless the Nets cut him a day before they officially announced the move. As we observed on Monday, Milwaukee needs to make a roster addition on or before Thursday in order to get back to the league-mandated 14-player minimum — it appears Carter will be the team’s new 14th man.
The Nets will remain on the hook for Carter’s $3.9MM guaranteed salary for 2022/23 after he clears waivers and signs with the Bucks.
12 thoughts on “Jevon Carter Signs With Bucks”
Is this guy even good? I thought he was 36 not 26…
You can probably look up his birthday on basketball reference if you want to send him a card
He previously was a great-elite level defender, and a strong catch and shoot guy, and decent playmaker. He knows what he is doing too, as a team leader
You won’t find anybody that works harder that Jevon Carter. WVU hasn’t been truly good since he left.
I expect the people triggered by Tristan plannin to sing with the Bulls to be triggered again…
What is up with Bucks and Nets? First Nets waive Bembry and he signs with Bucks. Then Nets sign Dragic who bucks were seriously linked too. Then Nets waive Carter and he signs with bucks. A little odd
Nah, I think it’s coincidental. It’d be nice if the Bucks claimed him off waivers before the deadline to have 14 on the roster, so that Milwaukee would take over the contract from the Nets, but that’s not going to happen. The Bucks are trying to fill in spaces after their own deadline deals.
Hope he gets a ring now …
Hawk defender without the playmaking
Tiny 3 and D
Was amazing at WVa
If only Konate and Ahmad followed his lead and put in the work…
What is up is the Nets are a helluva roster! Adding Simmons and Dragic and the Bucks sign their leftovers. It may take a year to gel and Nash will be put to the test but this Nets team is scary.
It isn’t just adding Simmons and Dragic, don’t discount the impact adding Drummond and especially Seth Curry will have on this Nets team/roster.
With these additions, the Nets only subtracted Harden, Bembry, and Carter and that was an amazing trade off for the Nets title chances.
They’ve now added not one, not two, but THREE extra ball handlers and pkaymakers to their roster, one of the best rebounder in the NBA, and one of the best 3po8nt marksman in the NBA…