A surprising trade rumor breaks out in NBA as Michael Carter-Williams is signing with the Bulls. Milwaukee Bucks traded its point guard for shoting guard Tony Snell.
This news reportedly emerged online confirming that Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks have finalized the trade deal last Saturday. Carter-Williams will be a reserved point guard for Rajon Rondo in Chicago Bulls.
In Milwaukee, the 25-year old player was a main point guard but later, he never me the expectation in the gameplay strategy developed by head coach Jason Kidd. Therefore, Milwaukee decided to trade Carter-Williams with a shooting guard Tony Snell, according to report from CBS Sports. But Snell is a least impressive player who only scores 5.3 points per game, so the trade is a surprising news.
Meanwhile, Carter-Williams was a point guard with a good scoring skill. But in 2015-16, his last season with the Bucks, he showed a lower performance than what he used to. He started strong at the beginning of the season, but his performance decreased gradually after his injury.
The 6' 6" point guard missed five games last season. Subsequently, he must start off-the bench. During his absence, Giannis Antetokounmpo showed his capability as point guard as per Bleacher Report .
After he came back from injury, Carter-Williams' performance continued to decline and he ended the season averaging 11.5 points and 5.2 assists per game last season. His performance was far below his average 15.3 points and 6.4 assists per game. Moreover he must underwent hip surgery in March.
Currently, the Bucks need a backup guard with a strong outside shooting. Carter-Williams who has a tendency to play defense is not suitable for Kidd's game strategy. Furthermore, in the front court, Milwaukee Bucks have already strong and young players to attack the rim in Rashad Vaughn and Jabari Parker. Off-the-bench, the Bucks have a 7' 1" center Thon Maker which was selected with 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft.
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