2: Jevon Carter
If Brooklyn were to land a player like Goran Dragic in the buyout market, expect point guard Jevon Carter to be waived so that the Nets will have an open roster spot. Carter wasn’t predicted to be on the team beyond the deadline but as of right now, his spot is safe. That could change in the near future though.
Carter is averaging 3.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and one assist in the 44 games that he’s played in so far this year. He’s shooting 32.5% from the field and 33.6% from the 3-point line.
The 26-year-old scored a season-high 21 points on Feb. 8 in a 126-91 loss to Boston. He shot 7-of-13 from the 3-point line in a season-high 31 minutes. Even with a shorthanded roster, Carter hasn’t seen the court often, although his play in recent games has been inspiring.
However, with Simmons and Curry, there will be an even lesser need for Carter. When he’s able to play, Simmons will run point in games played at Barclays Center.
If Irving gets vaccinated (it’s not likely) or the New York City vaccine mandate is lifted, Carter’s average of 11.9 minutes per game will plummet. And if Brooklyn does sign Dragic, it’ll officially be game over for Carter.