7 Free agent point guard targets for the Celtics after trading Marcus Smart

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Jevon Carter
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Jevon Carter (unrestricted)

If the Boston Celtics are looking for a player that could serve as a backup but also potentially get some spot-starts here and there, Jevon Carter could be an interesting option for the team when free agency opens. He’s likely a player that could be re-signed by the Milwaukee Bucks (and that very well may end up happening) but is unlikely to be a priority considering they’re looking to retool their roster a bit this offseason as well.

Carter played all but one game for the Bucks last season, logging 39 starts for the team, averaging eight points per game on 42 percent shooting from 3-point range. At just 27 years old, Carter still has very much left in the tank and you can actually make the argument that he’s coming off the best (and most consistent) season of his career thus far.

Another reason why Carter makes sense for the Celtics is the fact that he’s unlikely to demand much on the open market. If the Celtics could pry Carter away from the Bucks (and potentially on a cheap deal), it could be a huge win for a team that is looking for a quality and dependable backup at point guard.