In a bit of shocking news that caught the league by surprise late Sunday, rumors began circulating that the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks were in deep negotiations to swap Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Snell.
The Bulls are “close” to trading for Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams. (ESPN)
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And then, this morning, the move was confirmed. It comes as a surprise that the Bulls would add another guard to an already guard-heavy roster. The Bulls now have four guards behind Rondo that could all potentially be the backup.
The Bulls’ acquisition of Michael Carter-Williams brings the tally to four guards who can’t shoot threes.
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But the most puzzling part of the acquisition is how little MCW helps the Bulls. He’s another guard that can’t shoot, which is the biggest hole in this team.
Sure, the Bulls got him on a low return, but where exactly does he fit? And for the Bucks, losing a guard after the team already lost Khris Middleton doubles down on the notion that they believe Giannis Antetokounmpo can cover the ball-handling duties.
Just an odd, odd trade.