Rumors and speculations are swirling around the Chicago Bulls, who is reportedly having trade talks with the Milwaukee Bucks involving Tony Snell and Michael Carter-Williams.
Recently, the Milwaukee Bucks aggressively shopping Michael Carter-Williams, asking for a shooting guard in return. The Bucks have offered him to the Sacramento Kings for Ben McLemore but was turned down, resulting for them to find another trade partner. Carter-Williams was impressive in his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers where he averaged 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game.
However, his performance has tremendously gone down after suffering an injury. According to ESPN, the Chicago Bulls, and the Milwaukee Bucks are engaging in a trade deal involving Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Snell. The Chicago Tribune revealed that the said deal will be finalized on Monday.
BREAKING: League sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me that Bucks and Bulls are in deep talks on a Michael Carter-Williams-for-Tony Snell trade.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 16, 2016
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) October 16, 2016
The trade makes a lot of sense for the Bucks since they just lost Khris Middleton due to injury. The 25-year-old shooting guard will be sidelined for six months after suffering a hamstring injury. Tony Snell is a two-way player who can be a temporary replacement for Middleton.
Snell is a good defender and shot 36 percent in the three-point range. At some point, it remains a mystery why the Chicago Bulls push for the trade. Upon the arrival of Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade in Windy City, the Bulls are projected to have a huge problem in terms of floor spacing since they don’t have accurate shooters.
Adding Michael Carter-Williams will make their problem worse as he only shoots 27 percent from the deep. However, fans should keep in mind that MCW was the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. He became the rookie of the year before he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Moving to another team could give him the chance to regain his touch. Michael Carter-Williams is expected to back up Rajon Rondo as the Chicago Bulls aim for the playoff spot in the 2016-17 NBA season.
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