Jevon Carter Signs New Contract

Moments ago, former West Virginia guard Jevon Carter re-signed with the Phoenix Suns.  The deal is reportedly a three year contract worth $11.5 million, which is approximately $3.83 million dollars per year.

Carter, who averaged 4.9 points, 1.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game last season in a reserve role for the Suns, will now back up one of the best point guards in the NBA, Chris Paul, who was recently traded to Phoenix from Oklahoma City.

Backing up Chris Paul is an ideal situation for Jevon Carter at this stage in his career.  Not only can he learn a lot from the veteran Paul, Carter will also get plenty of playing time off the bench in relief of the aging Chris Paul.