10 Impending NBA free agents who could earn a payday down the stretch

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NBA, Milwaukee Bucks: Jevon Carter
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3. Jevon Carter, Milwaukee Bucks

Jevon Carter and the Milwaukee Bucks have proven to be a perfect fit for one another. After inking a deal late last season, Carter re-signed with the Bucks on a two-year contract worth $4.3 million this past off-season, which many deemed a major bargain. Indeed, it has been, as Carter has been phenomenal for the Bucks in 2022-23.

While playing around 22.5 minutes per game, Carter has averaged eight points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, one steal, and 0.4 blocks while shooting 43 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from three-point land. Almost all of those numbers are new career-highs for the fifth-year man, who has given the Bucks a hefty dose of scoring, shooting, facilitating, and excellent defense nightly. After years of just trying to find an opportunity, Carter has proven he can be a legitimate backup point guard.

Currently blowing his previous career highs out of the water, it would be shocking if Carter did not consider opting out of his $2.2 million player option for next season. If he continues being this big of a contributor as the Bucks look to make a run at another championship, he could undoubtedly earn himself a raise in the open market.