Plate Full of Rocks
When talking about Jevon Carter, Monty Williams gave what I consider to be one of the best euphemisms of all time when he said, “That dude eats rocks.”
Even though I hadn’t heard it before, I knew exactly what he meant. He’s a no-nonsense, intense, competitive, and in-your-face kind of player that will never back down and make you tired just watching him.
Carter started off the year as backup point guard to Ricky Rubio and played admirably before falling out of the rotation after a slow string of games.
The knock on Carter has always been his shot, but he has shown he’s capable of knocking down jumpers when open. He just can’t create his shot as much, and so if the ball doesn’t find his hands with no one around him, his points reflect that.
He’s since made his way back into the rotation as no one has really secured the backup point guard spot, and his defense will continue to keep him in the mix.
So when I say I’m going to put a bunch of rocks in Jevon’s stocking, don’t equate that to the lump of coal I put in Tyler Johnson’s. The rocks are fuel for Carter. I want him at full strength, ready to provide that bulldog energy when he gets an opportunity to get in the game.
Gotta feed the beast.