Many Memphis Grizzlies and Mountaineer fans expected to see Jevon Carter play a role on the Grizzlies.
After being voted as the best defender of this years’ draft class, the second round pick of the Grizzlies has not seen any action in the regular season thus far.
Carter played in all five of the preseason games, while averaging 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and an assist over 11 minutes a game. He had much better success in the 2018 NBA Summer League for the Grizz.
During the summer league, Carter averaged 10 points per game to go along with 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals.
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Even though Carter suffered a thumb injury before the season started, there were many people who expected to see Carter on the floor. The point guard rotation has been strongly established as Mike Conley and Shelvin Mack, so it’s looking like it’s going to be very tough for Carter to get some time on the court.
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The hope is that Carter develops in the G-League and comes back with a shot to earn some playing time.
According to reports, Carter is only participating in the Memphis Hustle training camp, but the Grizzlies point guard success, particularly by Mack, may force Carter to be in the G-League for longer than the training camp.
While Carter is known for his defense, he will continue to work hard to improve his defense in hopes of getting some time on the court. Anyone who follows Carter knows that he is the kind of player who will keep working until he breaks through.
It will be interesting to see how Carter does with the Hustle. Knowing Carter he will put up continuous strong performances and force the hand of Memphis Grizzlies management. Hopefully it happens sooner than later and Mountaineer fans can cheer on Jevon in an NBA uniform.