NBA: 5 Former free agents who will thrive with new teams in 2023-24

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It’s not too controversial to say that NBA Free Agency is among the most exciting times of the year for the sport. Every year, there is plenty of player movement, and, especially this year, plenty of hefty contracts are given out.

No shortage of players found new homes this off-season, and several of them have an opportunity to have a huge impact on their new teams this coming season. With that said, let’s look and five former free agents and break down their importance to their new teams.

NBA players who will thrive with new teams – Jevon Carter, Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls desperately needed a point guard this off-season. They wasted no time finding one, having signed Jevon Carter to a three-year deal worth $20 million on the opening day of free agency. Carter is coming off a career year with the rivaling Milwaukee Bucks and could be exactly who the Bulls need to run the floor next season.

As a Buck, Carter averaged 7.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists while shooting 43.7 percent from 3-point land and providing tenacious defense. The biggest reason for Carter’s success was simply the opportunity he was given. Before coming to Milwaukee, he was an end-of-the-bench piece for a handful of other teams and rarely saw the floor. The Bucks saw his potential and made him a staple in their rotation.

Carter will have an even larger opportunity in Chicago. As mentioned, this team needed a leading guard badly, as Lonzo Ball is likely to miss all of next season, which helped the Bulls acquire a $10.2 million Disabled Player Exception recently, and Ayo Dosunmu mysteriously still remains a free agent. Jevon Carter could very well come in and be the team’s starting point guard when the 2023-24 NBA season kicks off and continue his ascension.