Carter played in 60 games during his second season with the Suns. The 25-year-old averaged 4.1 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocks across 12.0 minutes per game. The West Virginia product shot 42.2 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from three and 57.1 percent from the free-throw line. In his only start of the season, Carter nearly recorded a triple-double by registering 19 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists -- all season-highs. During the 123-121 win, he went 9-for-22 from the field and 1-for-6 from three across 43 minutes of action. The ex-Mountaineer scored double-digit points five times, grabbed multiple rebounds 25 times and dished out multiple assists 18 times. Defensively, the 6-foot-1 guard notched at least one steal 19 times, two-plus steals six times and three-plus steals three times, including a season-high 4 against the Thunder on May 2. He also blocked at least one shot seven times and multiple shots twice. Per 36 minutes, Carter averaged 12.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks.2019
In his second NBA season, Carter appeared in 58 games, and made two starts, for the Phoenix Suns. In 16.3 minutes per contest, he averaged 4.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists. On opening night against the Kings, Carter scored in double-figures, finishing with 11 points, three assists, a steal and a rebound in 18 minutes. He made his first start of the season against the Clippers on Oct. 26, playing 33 minutes and posting eight points, a season-high six assists, three rebounds and three steals. Two nights later against the Jazz, Carter went for a then-season-high 15 points to go with four rebounds, three assists and two steals. The West Virginia product matched that total against the Bucks on Feb. 2, when he finished with 15 points, four boards, two assists and three steals. Versus Portland on Mar. 10, Carter posted eight points, seven rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal. He appeared in all 10 of the Suns' games after the All-Star break, averaging 5.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 0.8 steals in that span. When the season resumed in Orlando, Carter played a major role off the bench, averaging 23.9 minutes in Phoenix's eight seeding games. In that time, he posted 7.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals. Against the Heat on Aug. 8, Carter went for a season-high 20 points, to go with four rebounds and three assists.2018
In his rookie campaign with Memphis, Carter averaged 4.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 39 appearances, including three starts. He shined brightest in his final game of the season, pouring in a season-high 32 points on 10-of-18 shooting (8-12 3Pt). Carter spent time between the G League and the NBA for much of his rookie season, but still reached double figures five times while serving primarily as point guard depth when with the NBA club. He continues to refine his three-point shot, though Carter did connect on 2.9 threes per 100 possessions and shot 33 percent from beyond the arc. Over 55 percent of Carter's field-goal attempts were threes, putting him third on the Grizzlies in that department. Defensively, his steal percentage (2.2) was fourth-best on the team. It's a skill that likely stayed with him after playing constant full-court press in his college days at West Virginia. As the season winded down and Memphis had been eliminated from playoff contention, Carter saw his role increase. After re-joining the club following the G League playoffs in late-March, he posted averages of 13.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in his final five appearances. Carter also shot 59.3 percent from three in April, ending the season on a high note.