Thunder Grizzlies Basketball

Memphis Grizzlies guard Jevon Carter (3) brings the ball up court in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday, March 25, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn.

Jevon Carter, a former standout West Virginia University guard who showed flashes of potential in his first professional season, will have a new home for his second year in the NBA.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Carter is being shipped from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Phoenix Suns along with 3-point specialist Kyle Korver.

The Suns get Carter and Korver while in return Memphis will receive DeAnthony Melton, Josh Jackson, a 2020 second-round pick as well as a conditional pick in the 2021 draft.

Carter averaged 4.4 points and 1.8 assists while playing 14.4 minutes per game as a rookie for Memphis. He appeared in 39 games for the Grizzlies last season, averaging 0.7 steals.

Korver had yet to play a game for the Grizzlies since arriving in Memphis as part of an offseason trade that sent longtime point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz.

Josh Jackson was the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Suns but had yet to break through for Phoenix after two professional seasons.

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