Bulls, Bucks Swap Tony Snell, Michael Carter-Williams

OCTOBER 17, 9:58am: The Bulls and Bucks have officially announced the trade in a pair of press releases. Given the difference between Carter-Williams’ salary and Snell’s salary, Milwaukee should also pick up a small trade exception worth $815,199 in the deal.Michael Carter-Williams vertical

OCTOBER 16, 8:43am: The Bucks will send Michael Carter-Williams to the Bulls in exchange for Tony Snell, Zach Lowe and Marc Stein of ESPN.com report. While it’s not quite a done deal, it is expected to be completed by Monday, Charles F. Garner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets.

Milwaukee has been looking to acquire more shooting and defense since Khris Middleton suffered a torn hamstring in training camp, sources tell the pair of ESPN scribes. Milwaukee is interested in Snell both as a fill-in for Middleton and as a potential role player for the future. The team is expected to open contract extension talks with Snell once the deal is consummated, sources tell Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.

This will be the Bucks’ second trade since the Middleton injury, as they acquired Michael Beasley last month. Snell should see significantly more playing time with his new team than he would have with the Bulls. He was facing competition for playing time in Chicago with Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott expected to see the majority of minutes on the wing.

The Bulls didn’t have a proven option at the point guard position behind new addition Rajon Rondo. The league’s reigning leader in assists per game signed a two-year deal with the team during the offseason, but only $3MM of his $13.4MM salary is guaranteed next season. Carter-Williams could have an opportunity to take over the starting spot long-term, but in the interim, he’ll provide the team with depth at the position.

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13 thoughts on “Bulls, Bucks Swap Tony Snell, Michael Carter-Williams

  1. yeever

    Bulls trade a good wing player who could shoot the 3 for ANOTHER BALL-HANDLER WHO CANT SHOOT FROM OUTSIDE. And MCW isn’t a star. His 1st season was more of an opportunity to boost his overall stats. He could become a good role player

  2. smittybanton

    With Rondo and MCW, the Bulls might be inclined to keep Isaiah Canaan’s shooting over Jerian Grant. I want the Sixers to pluck Jerian and team him up with Jerami.

  3. Jason Kidd

    *Live look into the Chicago Bulls front office*

    “Let’s get every single guard in the league that can’t shoot”
    “Yea, f*ck spacing!”

  4. FormerlyZ

    And the bulls somehow now have even less spacing…and another guard…They needed a wing, so maybe they use him like that? But he can’t shoot…kind of weird on both sides. Bucks need Tony Snell to be a 3 and D wing at least then, to make up for moving MCWs versatility.

    I still think MCW can be good, if used right. He should be used more like Shaun Livingston; as a guy that can use hos lenth and athleticism to guard multiple positions, focus on the mid range area, and posting up smaller guards, as well as being a playmaker. If he can add that 3 point shot, that would be nice, but until then, focus on your strengths as an athlete

  5. Danthemilwfan

    If there’s anything the bulls needed it’s another guard that doesn’t shoot 3’s that drive to the basket

  6. hill

    Bizarre trade for the Bulls.

    Makes sense for MKE, as long as we ignore the value they’ve destroyed. They turned Brandon Knight into Tony Snell, Michael Beasley and Miles Plumlee…then bid against themselves and paid Plums $50m.

    • bdpecore

      Actually hill they turned Brandon Jennings into Middleton, Plumlee, Snell and Beasley. He still has won this chain of trades even if he has managed to throw away some value here and there.

  7. I actually like it for the bulls, snell is not going to develop into a starter, MCW has that potential

  8. Ravens_Last_Place

    The Bulls are going to be horrible.

    Next up they’ll offer Eddie Curry a max contract to return to Chicrapo.

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