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Grizzlies recall Jevon Carter from G-League

Grizzlies, Jevon Carter

The Memphis Grizzlies are calling up rookie point guard Jevon Carter from the G League.

The Grizzlies have been plagued by injuries lately. Forwards Jaren Jackson Jr. (right thigh bruise), Dillon Brooks (right toe injury) and Kyle Anderson (right shoulder soreness) are all out, while Ivan Rabb (right heel soreness) and guard Avery Bradley (right knee soreness) are game-time decisions against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

Jevon Carter has played 26 games for the Grizzlies this season, putting up 2.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting a dismal 24.1 percent from the field and 23.2 percent from the 3-point line. He will most likely suit up for Memphis just so they have enough healthy bodies against Dallas.

The 23 year-old guard has been playing well for the Grizzlies’ G League affiliate, Memphis Hustle. In 15 games this season, he’s averaging 18.3 points, 4.9 boards, and 5.1 assists and 3.2 steals in 33.3 minutes.

The Grizzlies are 24-39 for the season and will be missing the playoffs anew. The team is already looking forward to rebuilding this summer, and they would like to look at young prospects to see who they can keep with the team long-term. If Carter will be able to play better moving forward, he might just see himself become a part of Memphis’ future, especially since the team will most likely trade veteran point guard Mike Conley this summer.