THE Chicago Bulls added another guard to an already stellar backcourt rotation in trading for 2014 Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for backup wingman Tony Snell.
According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, Marc Stein and Jeff Goodman, league sources bared that Carter-Williams was told of the deal late Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time). Another report from BlogaBull.com confirmed the move, saying the league is set to make the trade official when it opens office Monday.
The Bucks fill a need with Snell, after losing starter Khris Middleton due to a torn hamstring days before training camp opened. Milwaukee has also swung a trade with Houston for Michael Beasley to have some much-needed help on the wing position.
On the other hand, Chicago adds a capable back-up in Carter-Williams to new acquisition Rajon Rondo at the point guard position, while the move also frees up playing time for Doug McDermott and rookie Denzel Valentine.