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.
Carter collected 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt), four rebounds, three steals and two assists in 27 minutes during Sunday's 129-108 loss to the Bucks.
Carter matched his career high in steals and season high in scoring while turning in a very well-rounded stat line. With Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Ty Jerome (lower leg) sidelined, Carter ended up earning the most playing time at the point guard position, and that could end up being the case again in Tuesday's matchup versus the Nets if Rubio still can't give it a go.
Carter collected eight points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three steals, two assists and one block in 19 minutes during Sunday's 114-109 loss to the Grizzlies.
Carter put together a solid stat line against his former team, swiping three steals for the third time through 31 appearances this season. Still, his per-game averages have dipped slightly compared to his rookie campaign, and Carter is best reserved for use in the very deepest formats.
Carter failed to score (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT) and provided three assists, three rebound and two steals in 19 minutes during Friday's loss to Golden State.
The second-year guard continues to struggle with an inconsistent shot as he's hit just nine-of-31 shots over his past eight appearances. Carter's inconsistency partially stems from his sporadic playing time as he's been a DNP-CD in five of his past 13 games and saw just one minute of run in one of those appearances. At this point, the 3.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists Carter's bringing on a nightly basis isn't enough to warrant a roster spot outside of the deepest of formats.
Carter scored six points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt) in 10 minutes during Monday's 109-104 win over the Hornets.
Carter saw the lowest minute total among the nine Suns who saw the floor in this one. With that being said, Elie Okobo and Tyler Johnson were healthy scratches, so at least Carter maintained a modest reserve role. Rookie guard Ty Jerome (ankle) made his debut and could compete with Carter for minutes going forward, but as seen in this one Jerome is also capable of sliding over to shooting guard.
Carter will come off the bench Tuesday against the Kings.
Ricky Rubio (back) is back in the starting five, so Carter will resume his usual bench role. Across his nine appearances off the bench, Carter has averaged 4.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.8 minutes.
Carter started at point guard and produced three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 24 minutes Monday in the Suns' 99-85 loss to the Celtics.
Carter moved up to the top unit after Ricky Rubio (back) was a surprise scratch ahead of tipoff, but the appointment to the starting lineup and the added minutes that came with it didn't do much for the second-year player's production. While the defensive stats were nice, Carter's lowly 5.6 percent usage rate essentially killed any chance of him paying dividends for those that used him in DFS. Carter could be looking at another start Tuesday against the Kings with Rubio uncertain to be available, but Carter will likely fall out of the rotation or play only a limited role off the bench once the Spaniard is healthy again.
Carter is starting at point guard Monday against Boston.
Carter is set to start his second game of the season after Ricky Rubio (back) was scratched from the starting lineup minutes before tip. Carter scored eight points and added six assists along with three rebounds and three steals in his other start Oct. 26 against the Clippers.
Carter delivered 15 points (4-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds and three assists across 27 minutes in Monday's 96-95 home loss to the Jazz.
With the return of Ricky Rubio (knee), Carter returned to his usual bench support role, yet still saw roughly the same floor time as Rubio. Through four games, Carter's 15 points were a season-high. In 39 games last season, Carter only posted 15 or more points twice, so maybe we shouldn't expect this one-game trend to continue.
Carter will be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Clippers, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Carter will step into the starting five while Ricky Rubio is sidelined with a bruised left knee. The 2018 second-round pick played 18 minutes in each of the first two games of the season, but he should see increased opportunities in Saturday's contest.
Carter contributed 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three assists, a rebound and a block in 18 minutes off the bench Wednesday against the Kings.
Carter had an excellent season debut, seeing 18 minutes in Wednesday's 124-95 thumping of the Kings. The second-year guard appeared much more confident on the offensive end than he had his rookie year. While Carter's unlikely to see a large enough role to gain fantasy relevance this year, he'll have a great opportunity to establish himself as an important role player for the Suns moving forward.
Carter, with Ricky Rubio (rest) out, will draw the start at point guard Saturday against the Blazers, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Carter will get some developmental minutes Saturday. In his two previous preseason appearances, Carter is averaging 22.6 fantasy points across 22.4 minutes.
Carter was traded to the Suns on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Carter will head west with Kyle Korver as part of a package that brings Josh Jackson and De'Anthony Melton to Memphis. The former West Virginia standout is known for his defensive ability, but he's unlikely to hold down a significant role for the Suns, who signed Ricky Rubio and drafted Ty Jerome in the first round.
Carter is on the Grizzlies' summer league roster.
The 32nd overall pick in the 2018 Draft out of West Virginia, Carter had a relatively small role for the Grizzlies last season, totaling 577 minutes. He's primarily known for his defensive upside, and it's possible Carter will be using summer league to work on his offense.
Carter scored a game-high 32 points (10-18 FG, 8-12 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 26 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 132-117 win over the warriors.
Golden State wasn't exactly putting their best lineup on the court, and Carter took full advantage, posting the best numbers of his brief NBA career. The 23-year-old will head into next season looking to win a spot on the Grizzlies' bench behind Mike Conley -- assuming the veteran point guard isn't traded away -- and Delon Wright.
Carter was assigned to the Memphis Hustle of the G League on Friday.
With the G League playoffs now underway, Carter will join the Hustle for their playoff game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The rookie point guard saw some extended playing time off the bench while Mike Conley (thigh) was out, but with the veteran point guard back in action, Carter will get the chance for more minutes in the G League.
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