MILWAUKEE – (Wire Service Report) – The Milwaukee Bucks are close to trading former Rookie of the Year award-winning point guard Michael Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls for reserve forward Tony Snell, multiple outlets reported Saturday night. Carter-Williams, 25, will play for his third NBA team since being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He has career averages of 14.5 points, 6.1 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 190 career games.
As a rookie, Carter-Williams posted career-high averages of 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 70 games on a 76ers team that lost 26 consecutive games and won just 19 in the 2013-14 campaign. Carter-Williams was traded to the Bucks midway through his second season, averaging 14.1 points and 5.6 assists in 25 games with Milwaukee after the trade. Last season, the 6-foot-6 point guard posted career-low averages of 11.5 points, 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 54 games (37 starts).
Snell, a 24-year-old swingman taken by the Bulls with the 20th pick in the same draft class, has spent his entire three-year career in Chicago with averages of 5.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 213 games.
In 2014-15, Snell started a career-high 33 of his 64 games played and averaged 5.3 points and a career-best 3.1 boards.