Phoenix Suns: 6 players who may have played their last game

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Jevon Carter, Phoenix Suns (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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Jevon Carter

The Bulldog, Jevon Carter, finally seized the backup point guard role just as the season broke into hiatus. The question will now be, is he good enough to maintain a roster spot?

As much as Carter earned the spot over Ty Jerome and Elie Okobo, there is no secret that the Suns will be targeting a higher-quality backup point guard to fill in when Ricky Rubio needs a break. If that happens, the Phoenix Suns will likely need to make a choice between which of the long list of deep-bench point guards they want to keep.

The easiest one to let go would be one with the expiring contract and that would be Jevon Carter.

Carter is a restricted free agent with a $1.8 million qualifying offer. If the Suns can retain him at that amount, he is the perfect deep bench guy. He will make your starting point guard better by competing intensely in practice every day, and when needed, can come in and play lockdown defense and knock down the occasional 3.

He also earned his teammates’ respect, most recently demonstrated by Deandre Ayton defending “JC” on ESPN when Patrick Beverley acted like he didn’t know who he was after his NBA 2K character drained three 3s in the first quarter.

Carter would be a great guy to keep around, but his play may make another team pay more for him or he may simply be the odd man out, making it a possibility we have seen the last of the Bulldog in Phoenix.