Carter supplied 11 points (3-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and eight rebounds over 26 minutes in Friday's 96-87 Game 3 loss to the Spurs. The 18-year veteran logged the start Friday but couldn't find his stroke from the field, posting a sub-30 percent success rate for the second straight game. Carter did generate some respectable results on the glass, and was perfect from the charity stripe. With the season on the line in Sunday's Game 4, his experience and offensive pedigree could earn him another go with the first unit on a team desperate for scoring.
Carter posted 16 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one block in 19 minutes during the Grizzlies' 106-74 loss to the Spurs on Sunday. Carter helped keep the Grizzlies in the game early on, but ultimately it became a bloodbath. Though he has found his touch as a scorer over the last few weeks, Carter is a liability on defense. It's clear the Grizzlies need scoring without Marc Gasol (foot) and Mike Conley (Achilles), but sacrificing the ability to cover the other end won't solve this ailing group's problems. Carter may be likely to continue starting ahead of Tony Allen (hamstring) going forward in this series, but the 39-year-old is outmatched against the likes of San Antonio.
Carter contributed 17 points (7-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block across 25 minutes during the Grizzlies' 108-92 win versus the Bulls on Tuesday. Carter stepped up and played well in a gigantic game for the Grizzlies, posting solid stats while achieving a game-high on-court +/- of +23 in his 25 minutes. Carter was on fire, and it's possible that played a part in Lance Stephenson receiving a DNP-CD. The 39-year-old Carter seemed to be falling off the map in fantasy for a while, but over the last five games he is averaging 12.6 points (46.8 FG, 47.1 3Pt, 73.3 FT), 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.6 threes, 0.8 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 22 minutes. The Grizzlies are in the midst of a sprint to the playoffs, and Carter could continue being a decent option in deeper and daily leagues versus Dallas on Friday.
Carter led Memphis with 14 points (3-9 FG, 6-7 FT, 2-3 3Pt) while grabbing three rebounds and recording one assist in 21 minutes off the bench during Monday's loss to the Spurs. The veteran struggled from the field, but his efficiency from the stripe and from beyond the arc amounted to a decent performance for the undermanned Grizz. Carter offers little other than some scoring and three-point shooting, and he is not a valuable fantasy asset at the moment.
Carter (calf) put up nine points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds, and two assists across 26 minutes in Saturday's 113-102 win over the Clippers. A one-game suspension of Matt Barnes looked like it would leave the injury-depleted Grizzlies even thinner than normal on the wing, but Carter's return from a four-game absence of his own helped offset that loss. While Carter didn't turn in a particularly strong outing, the Grizzlies are likely just happy to have at least one of their many injured players back to give coach Dave Joerger some more options off the bench.
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