Bucks’ Jevon Carter Opts Out, Headed To Free Agency

Bucks reserve guard Jevon Carter has decided to become an unrestricted free agent. Carter is declining his $2.24MM option, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype tweets.

After receiving limited playing time during his first few years in the NBA, Carter emerged as a steady rotation player this past season. He appeared in all but one of Milwaukee’s regular-season games, including 39 starts, and averaged 8.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per night.

The 6’1” Carter also has the reputation of being a tenacious defender and has proven to be a reliable three-point shooter. He made 42.1% of his three-point attempts in 2022/23, boosting his career rate to 39.7%.

Carter is banking on his breakout year to help him secure a more lucrative contract. It’s uncertain how much the new coaching staff values the veteran guard, and the Bucks do have salary-cap issues, but they’ll hold his Early Bird rights.

It’s unlikely potential suitors will view Carter as a starter, but he could be valued as a solid second-unit option.

Carter is the second Buck to turn down a player option this offseason, joining Khris Middleton. The duo will be part of a large group of unrestricted free agents in Milwaukee — Brook Lopez, Jae Crowder, Joe Ingles, and Wesley Matthews are a few of the others.

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