Carter-Williams, Snell are close to being traded for each other

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to ESPN, Michael Carter-Williams is close to being a member of the Chicago Bulls. In exchange, the Milwaukee Bucks will pick up Tony Snell.

Recently, the Bucks tried to trade Carter-Williams to the Sacramento Kings. However, those talks fell through and no trade was made.

The Bucks have targeted Snell to give the team more help on the wing as Kris Middleton, a starter, is out with a long-term injury. If this deal does happen, according to ESPN, it’ll be the second trade that they’ve made since losing Middleton.

Tony Snell (Getty Images)

Tony Snell (Getty Images)

They acquired Michael Beasley in a trade with the Houston Rockets.

The two teams met Saturday night in Chicago in a preseason game. However, neither Carter-Williams or Snell played in the contest.

Earlier this month, the Bucks tried to trade Carter-Williams to the Kings for Ben McLemore. Carter-Williams hasn’t worked out for the team since he was acquired in a trade deadline deal with the Philadelphia 76ers in Feb. 2015.

The Bucks are intrigued with Snell’s potential, according to the story, as he shot 35% from behind the arc last season. They’re also open to re-signing Snell, as well.

With the addition of Carter-Williams, the Bulls would be getting a second proven point guard behind Rajon Rondo.

The Bucks acquired Carter-Williams in a three-team deal that also included the 76ers and the Phoenix Suns. Milwaukee gave up Brandon Knight — who they couldn’t re-sign to a deal — for Carter-Williams and other pieces.

Both Carter-Williams and Snell are up for contract extensions by Oct. 31st, as they’re both former 2013 first-round draft picks. Neither are expected to receive extensions from their current teams.

Last winter, head coach Jason Kidd moved Carter-Williams out of the starting lineup following hip surgery. Snell has had trouble in Chicago, as well, as he’s struggled for playing time.

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