Jevon Carter isn’t going anywhere.
The defensive enforcer with the bulldog mentally has agreed to a three-year, $11.5-million first reported by ESPN and confirmed by The Republic.
Players can sign contracts with teams beginning at 10:01 a.m. MT Sunday.
Carter received interest from multiple NBA teams, but sources close to him say he wanted to stay in Phoenix and help the Suns make the playoffs, something they haven’t done since 2010.
The 6-1 guard out of West Virginia averaged just 4.9 points in his first season in Phoenix, but shot 42.5% from 3, which is a huge jump from making just 33.3% of his 3s as a rookie in Memphis, which traded Carter to the Suns before last season.
Aug 11, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz, left, takes a shot as Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter (4) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Ashley Landis, Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports)
Carter really made his mark in Phoenix’s 8-0 bubble run as he averaged seven points on 50 percent shooting. Carter went for 20 points in an 119-112 win over Miami, hitting 6-of-8 from 3 against the eventual Eastern Conference champions.
He had five assists in two wins over Dallas and Oklahoma City.
Phoenix extended a qualifying offer ($1.9 million) to Carter to make him a restricted free agent. The two sides worked out a deal for far more money to keep him in Phoenix.
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