The rumors are set to an end as the swap between Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Snell is already agreed by their respective leagues.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman got the latest updates about point guard Carter-Williams from a source close to the Bucks' player. It was mentioned that the former NBA Rookie of the Year was advised over the weekend that he is being traded for Chicago Bulls’ small forward Tony Snell.
The Bulls and Bucks were reported to have met last Saturday night in Chicago during a preseason game, but Neither Carter-Williams nor Snell played. Both clubs are expected to make the deal official on Monday.
According to Chicago Tribune, both ball clubs will reap benefits from the trade as the offer promises a win-win situation. Williams’ new team will likely help him sharpen his playing skills after his unimpressive performances in the previous seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks. Head coach Jason Kidd was even blunt in proclaiming his interest of getting the 25-year-old star in a three-team deal in 2015 but his hopes went down due to the struggling shooting of Williams.
Carter-Williams is slated to join the strong roster of the Bulls that include four-time NBA All-Star Rajon Rondo, three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade, last year’s NBA Most Improved Player Jimmy Butler and big man Robin Lopez. Williams’ entrance to the red and white squad paves the way to Tony Snell’s entry in the Bucks, which was “intrigued” by his potential particularly his long range shooting. The 6-foot-7 forward is anticipated to fill in for Kris Middleton and will take the task of a backup.
It looks like a strategic arrangement has come to fruition - fresh and exciting. While the drawbacks are yet to be determined in the course of their basketball journey in the new season, risks have been made for a greater cause and hopefully, both teams will be able to bring out their best executions.