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Bucks Agree to Trade Michael Carter-Williams for Bulls’ Tony Snell

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The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade point guard Michael Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls for small forward Tony Snell in a deal that will be finalized on Monday, per various media reports.

Carter-Williams was first informed of the trade late Saturday night according to a source close to Jeff Goodman of ESPN

Milwaukee is reportedly intrigued by Snell’s potential going forward, and they are said to open contract extension talks with Snell once the deal is officially finalized tomorrow, according to Brain Windhorst of ESPN.

This will be the second trade made by the Bucks after Khris Middleton was diagnosed with a torn hamstring just days before training camp. They acquired Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets in-exchange for point guard Tyler Ennis on September 22.

The 25-year-old Carter-Williams, who won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year honors in 2013-2014, will serve as Rajon Rondo‘s main back-up point guard in Chicago. It is unclear whether or not the Bulls will extend Carter-Williams by the end of this month, but he is set to hit restricted free agency this summer.

Carter-Williams averaged 11.5 points, 5.2 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game in 54 regular season games last season while shooting 45% from the field and 27% from three. Snell averaged 5.3 points, 1 assist, and 3.1 rebounds per game in 64 regular season games in 2015-2016. He shot 37% from the field and 35% from three-point range.

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