For many of the Bucks’ faithful, the opening day of free agency was a huge relief, because the team was finally able to agree to terms on an extension for Khris Middleton. However, the Bucks also had to say goodbye to two of their role players.
Jevon Carter was the first domino to fall, as the guard inked a three-year, $20 million deal to take his services to the Chicago Bulls.
Free agent guard Jevon Carter has agreed on a three-year, $20 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, his agents Mark Bartelstein and Reggie Brown of @PrioritySports tell ESPN. Carter leaves the Bucks to bring Bulls his perimeter toughness. pic.twitter.com/AjqjxN3rKO— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2023
After being waived by the Brooklyn Nets in February of 2022, Carter was signed by the Bucks and remained with the team through the 2022–23 season. In his only full season in Milwaukee, he started 39 of his 81 appearances and averaged 8.0 points per game.
A few minutes later, it was announced that Joe Ingles would also be on the move. The veteran forward agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal with the Orlando Magic.
Free agent F Joe Ingles has agreed on a two-year, $22 million contract with the Orlando Magic, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. An accomplished role player and presence for a young Magic roster. pic.twitter.com/LdYzJdGbcF— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2023
Ingles signed a one-year, $6.5 million deal with Milwaukee in June of 2022. In his lone season with the Bucks, he averaged 6.9 points and 3.3 assists per game coming off the bench.
We wish each of them the best of luck with their new teams!