The “Bulldog“, as Suns’ head coach Monty Williams refers to Jevon Carter, wasted no time in stamping his signature defensive prowess on his new team.
The Suns won their NBA Preseason opener at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night 111-106
Carter came off the bench in relief of free-agent acquisition Ricky Rubio and scored 9 points in 20 minutes to go along with 3 steals, 2 rebounds and an assist.
He is competing against rookie PG Ty Jerome for minutes behind Rubio. While it’s still too early to know who will win that battle, Carter knows his calling card is the skill that got him to the NBA.
“I know my role,” Carter said. “It’s play hard on the defensive end, make open shots, make plays for others and bring the energy every night. My role’s not gonna change nowhere I go, that’s gonna be my role forever.”
While his defense is his primary strength at present, he’s working hard on other facets of his game as well.
Jevon Carter knocking down corner 3s in pregame.
If that can translate in games, that's a gamechanger for him and #Suns.
Went 0-for-2 from 3 in Tuesday night's preseason win over Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/WF5t2MQZsB
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) October 9, 2019
Carter and the Suns hit the road for a game against Sacramento on Thursday.