The NBA trade deadline has come and gone leaving teams to be swift and smart when making additions to their rosters. Over the week a couple of former Illinois prep players were waived by their teams to make room for other. Fortunately for Jevon Carter (Proviso East), he has already landed on a new team.
Carter was waived by the Brooklyn Nets to make room for Goran Dragic. He played in 46 of the Nets’ 59 games this season while coming off the bench all but one time. Compared to last season with the Phoenix Suns, he played similar minutes but saw dips in field goals, field goal attempts, field goal percentage, three-point percentage, two-point percentage, assists, steals, and points.
The twenty-six year-old was originally acquired this past off-season in a trade that sent Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns. Nets received Carter, Day’Ron Sharpe, and a trade exception.
His time as a free-agent will not long last long as the Milwaukee Bucks are expected to sign Carter. Carter will provide will provide some extra depth on the rosters that recently lost two backcourt pieces in Donte DiVincenzo (traded to Sacramento Kings) and Pat Connaughton (injured).
Carter is averaging 3.6 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1 assists in 12 minutes per game this season.
Max Strus (Stagg) is back in the Chicagoland area during the All-Star break. He spent the afternoon at his old stomping grounds in Palos Hills at Stagg High School. He played there from 2010-14. He spent President’s Day watching a Chargers practice ran by his brother and current Stagg head coach Marty Strus.