Carter notched six points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt), an assist and a season-high two blocks across 17 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss at Washington. Carter was coming off a 10-point performance the last time out, but he wasn't able to repeat the feat. He's slowly carving out a role as a bench piece for the Suns, but ultimately, he's not playing or producing enough to be a reliable fantasy option in most formats. Phoenix's game against the Hawks on Wednesday has been postponed, so Carter's next chance to take the court will come Friday against the Warriors.
Carter notched 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt), four rebounds, six assists and four steals in Friday's preseason loss to the Lakers. Chris Paul sat this one out for Phoenix due to right-ankle soreness, giving Carter the opportunity to shine as a starter. The guard came into the game shooting only 28.6 percent from the field for the preseason, so there figures to be plenty of ups-and-downs in his third NBA season. His primary value lies in his ability to knock down three-pointers, but he could be in line for a reduced role with Paul now running the point.
Carter signed a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Suns on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The 25-year-old was a restricted free agent but opted to continue his career with the Suns. Carter worked as a reserve guard during the 2019-20 season and averaged 4.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16.3 minutes across 58 games.
Carter delivered 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-8 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes off the bench during Saturday's win over the Heat. Carter came out of nowhere to post his seventh double-digit scoring performance of the season, and he surpassed the 20-point plateau for the second time in his career -- and first during the current campaign. Carter is not likely to produce at this rate on a nightly basis, but this performance might increase his playing time in the near future.
Carter provided three points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three steals, two assists and one rebound across 21 minutes Friday in the Suns' 113-111 loss to the Pistons. With double-digit minutes in each of the Suns' last 15 games, Carter has seemingly solidified himself as one of the top two guards on the team's bench. So long as starters Ricky Rubio and Devin Booker are both healthy, however, Carter won't have much of an opportunity to push for a 25-plus-minute role, thereby putting a cap on his overall fantasy upside.
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