Pass or Play with 5 Golden State Warriors trade targets if Chicago Bulls blow it up

Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors and Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
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Pass or Play: Jevon Carter

It was a surprising move this summer when the Chicago Bulls signed Jevon Carter away from the Milwaukee Bucks on a three-year contract. He seemed like the kind of player that the Bucks really needed and the Bulls did not, given that they already had Alex Caruso, Ayo Dosunmo and even Dalen Terry to fill that "low-usage, backcourt defender" role.

With Carter being much older than Dosunmo and Terry at 28 years old he makes the most sense as the player of that trio to join Caruso on the trade block. Carter is a career 40 percent 3-point shooter (scorching the nets at 46.5 percent this season) and continues to be a bulldog defensively.

Whereas Caruso doesn't make sense as a Warriors trade target due to his cost, Carter is likely a much cheaper trade target who can fill a similar role. He could be both injury insurance for Gary Payton and be another knockdown shooter in the rotation. His size is an issue, as playing the 6'1" Carter alongside Chris Paul would make them extremely small, but perhaps he and Brandin Podziemski could be an interesting pairing to trot out at times.

Carter is under contract for a reasonable $6.5 million next season and $6.8 million the next year, giving the Warriors backcourt depth to plug in after Chris Paul moves on, assuming he is either traded or waived next summer. If the Bulls want a first for Carter the Warriors should tap out, but moving a couple of seconds could make sense in the right deal.

Verdict: Play