1: Jevon Carter
While fans may not be able to accept that Brooklyn needs to trade Millsap and/or Brown, there shouldn’t be much opposition to the team trading Jevon Carter. As part of the Landry Shamet trade during the 2021 draft, the Nets acquired the 26-year-old.
Carter signed a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Suns before the start of the 2020-21 season, and joined Brooklyn with two years remaining on his contract. He’s making over $3.6 million this season and is set to make over $3.9 million next year.
While the Nets had a dire need for a point guard earlier in the season, that need has lessened because of Irving’s return. However, even though Brooklyn’s still without Irving for home games, Carter’s presence has been dimmed by the Nets’ rookies.
Carter’s played in 31 games for Brooklyn and is averaging 2.6 and 1.5 rebounds per game. In fact, in the eight games that he played in from Nov. 27 to Dec. 12, he didn’t score and only had seven rebounds in a total of 37 minutes.
The guard established himself in Phoenix’s eight games in the bubble and averaged seven points per game and shot 50% from the field. Since then, he hasn’t been the same, and his defense hasn’t contributed much to the Nets, either.
Carter’s the most disposable player on Brooklyn’s roster, and the Nets could look to add a scorer in his place, preferably one that can help the team win games at Barclays Center.