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Jevon Carter Is a ‘Gamer’, Someone ‘I Can Rely On’ Says Phoenix Suns Head Coach

The Suns lost on a free throw, but Carter continues to impress in his second season

Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images

For the Phoenix Suns, trading for Jevon Carter has turned into a gold mine. Carter, a defensive specialist, has shown the ability to hit big shots in big situations while still playing top level defense. Last night, the Suns took on the Utah Jazz and as he is want to do, Carter drilled a game-tying three as the shot clock ran down. The game was tied at 95 and the Suns were back in it after being down 7 in the third quarter. Unfortunately, the Jazz would get the ball with seven second left and would draw a foul as they drove the paint. The made free-throw ended the game 96-95.

Here is what Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams had to say after the game about Jevon Carter

“Yeah, he’s a gamer. You know he makes big shots without D.A. (Deandre Ayton) and some of the lineups we had out there, it’s hard to call plays. He is playing off the ball which he doesn’t do sometimes or a lot. For him to come off and takes the shots, for me it’s a biggie, but he makes them and he’s not afraid of them. For me, he is a guy that I can rely on in those moments, he is not afraid of taking big shots.”

Here is the game-tying three by Carter. He would finish the game with 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals