The Chicago Bulls have traded a protected second-round pick of the 2020 NBA Draft to the Houston Rockets for guard Michael Carter-Williams and cash considerations. In a preceding move, the Bulls waived guard MarShon Brooks. Carter-Williams was also waived following the trade.
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Albert Nahmad: Rockets are trading Michael-Carter Williams to the Bulls (per @Adrian Wojnarowski). MCW has a $1.2M partial guarantee and has already been paid $834K, so the Bulls will only owe him another $366K by waiving him today. Rockets will throw in a TBD amount of cash to cover that, plus a profit.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Houston has traded guard Michael Carter Williams and cash to Chicago, league source tells ESPN.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets sending Michael Carter-Williams to the Bulls for a heavily protected second-round pick, source said. Rockets sending cash in the deal. (Won’t get that pick.)
Adrian Wojnarowski: Chicago will waive Michael Carter-Williams, league source tells ESPN. His contract would become guaranteed for season at 5 PM today.
Chuck Garfien: Just spoke with Michael Carter-Williams. He didn’t want to cause a Derrick Rose controversy with #1 jersey. So he’ll wear #7 instead.
Hoiberg believes a change of scenery can do wonders. “The way I look at Milwaukee’s situation, they’ve been committed to putting the ball in Giannis [Antetokounmpo’s] hands, and rightfully so,” Hoiberg said. “He’s a mismatch nightmare with the ball in his hands. This gives [Carter-Williams] a chance to come into a fresh situation.”
The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has acquired guard Michael Carter-Williams from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Tony Snell. “We’re excited to add Michael to our roster,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “He is a two-way player who adds versatility and depth to our backcourt rotation.”
The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls have agreed to swap guard Michael Carter-Williams for swingman Tony Snell, league sources told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. A source close to Carter-Williams told Goodman that the guard was informed he was being traded to Chicago late Saturday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls are nearing agreement on a trade to swap guard Michael Carter-Williams for swingman Tony Snell, according to league sources.
But the Bucks, sources say, are intrigued by Snell’s potential — both as a fill-in for Middleton and as a potential backup — after he shot 35 percent from long distance last season. Should the deal be consummated, Milwaukee is expected to open contract extension talks with Snell, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. For the Bulls, adding Carter-Williams would provide them with a proven second point guard alongside Rajon Rondo, who signed a two-year deal in the offseason, in which only $3 million of his $13.4 million salary in 2017-18 is guaranteed.
KC Johnson: Can confirm Bulls-Bucks talking Snell for Michael Carter-Williams. @Marc Stein and @Zach Lowe 1st. Likely finalized Monday.
Charles F. Gardner: Source confirms MCW being traded to Bulls for Tony Snell. Not done yet but could be done by Monday.
Jason Jones: Bucks definitely explored a Michael Carter-Williams for Ben McLemore swap, as it has been reported
Michael Carter-Williams: Leaning no. Milwaukee has dangled him in trade talks.
Bucks head coach Jason Kidd talked about trade rumors involving guard Michael Carter-Williams in an interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio: “Rumors are just part of this business. We’re happy with Michael (Carter-Williams). He’s had a great summer and has worked extremely hard and it showed in the first game in Chicago.
Sirius XM NBA: Milwaukee Bucks HC Jason Kidd: “Rumors are a part of the Business. We’re happy with Michael Carter-Williams!”
Michael Carter-Williams: I only ask one thing from all my haters and doubters… just tune in please
The Bucks, sources say, have since offered former Rookie of the Year guard Michael Carter-Williams to the Sacramento Kings in a trade proposal for Ben McLemore and will continue to probe for potential deals after the Kings rebuffed that pitch for 2013’s No. 7 overall pick.
As Jason Kidd works through that, expect Milwaukee’s front office to chase wings; they’ve called the Kings about the ghost of Ben McLemore and are open to moving either Greg Monroe or Michael Carter-Williams in the right deal, league sources say.
Hammond said there is a possibility of acquiring a proven shooting guard via a trade. According to some league officials, the Bucks may look to deal veteran center Greg Monroe, and/or veteran guard Michael Carter-Williams, both of whom have long been rumored to be on the trading block. Another player who could be used as trade bait is Henson, who is a top-flight rim protector.
Toss in the fact the Bucks will again be shopping Greg Monroe, whom they signed to a max-contract as a free agent last summer, and Michael Carter-Williams, the centerpiece of the Knight deal who has struggled immensely with the Bucks, and this summer promises to be infinitely more fascinating than this debacle of a season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker were never on the block, leaving Milwaukee with only one real counter: a point guard challenge trade of Michael Carter-Williams for Rubio. Minnesota obviously wasn’t doing that, and the discussions died, sources say.
Marc Stein: Word is that Bucks, meanwhile, continue to tell PG Michael Carter-Williams to ignore trade speculation because they insist he’s staying put
Carter-Williams has been in and out of the starting lineup this season and it’s well known in NBA circles he is available. The truth of the matter is the Bucks have quietly been open to dealing Carter-Williams for some time.
Carter-Williams apparently is well aware of shaky status in Milwaukee. A source said Carter-Williams has been told he could possibly be dealt and, after the Wizards game, he hardly looked like a happy camper. Carter-Williams left the locker room shortly after the Wizards game and walked directly to the team’s parking lot, saying he was “going on vacation.’’
Carter-Williams has been rumored in a deal with the Houston Rockets for Ty Lawson, an extremely talented point guard who has been battling off-court issues. There has also been speculation Carter-Williams could be part of a package to obtain Holiday, who is injury prone but considered by one NBA exec as “one of the top 10-to-12 point guards in the game.’’
The Bucks, sources say, are also turning aside the calls they’re getting on young forward Jabari Parker, who continues to recover from ACL surgery, but point guard Michael Carter-Williams is undeniably gettable.
Clearly, and understandably, Bucks officials are deeply concerned. That’s reflected in their ongoing discussions with other teams about potential trades before the deadline on Feb. 18. Based on conversations with several NBA execs from both the Eastern and Western conferences, the Bucks are more than receptive to playing “Let’s Make a Deal.’’ And that includes possibly moving Carter-Williams, who has been consistently inconsistent since joining the Bucks. Carter-Williams has had some dynamic games this season, like an 18-point, 13-assist outing against Sacramento and a 20-point, 12-assist showing against Chicago.
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September 16, 2021 | 8:36 pm EDT Update
Keith Smith: The Shanghai Sharks have signed former NBAers Jimmer Fredette and Noah Vonleh. This will be Fredette’s 5th season with Shanghai. He last played in the NBA in 2019 with the Phoenix Suns. Vonleh was briefly with the Brooklyn Nets last season. This is his first season with Shanghai.
NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Greece for a meeting with the country’s prime minister Thursday and a special ceremony to bestow Greek citizenship on his mother Veronica and younger brother Alex. Antetokounmpo, who led the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA championship in July, attended the ceremony at the official residence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The 26-year-old Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, the son of Nigerian immigrants. He was granted Greek citizenship in 2013, allowing him to travel to the United States and join the Bucks later that year.
“We always felt Greek, but now we have an official stamp and we are happy,” Antetokounmpo told reporters after the ceremony. “Alex and my mom are Greek citizens now.” Antetokounmpo also traveled to Greece in August with his brother Thanassis, carrying the Larry O’Brien NBA championship trophy. He took the trophy to the ancient Acropolis in Athens to celebrate with members of his family.
September 16, 2021 | 8:07 pm EDT Update
Keith Smith: Cleaning up some loose ends on TPEs for the Boston Celtics… The Celtics used the Daniel Theis $5M TPE to acquire Kris Dunn in the three-team deal with the Hawks and Kings. That leaves Boston with five current TPEs. Those TPEs and expiration dates are in the next tweet. 1/2
Keith Smith: Current Boston Celtics TPEs: $17,142,857- Evan Fournier – expires 7/18/22 $9,720,900- Tristan Thompson – expires 7/7/22 $5,096,479- Kemba Walker – expires 5/17/22 $500,000- Moses Brown – expires 6/27/22 $370,564- Jeff Teague – expires 2/11/22 Reminder: TPEs cannot be combined together! 2/2
McGee signed a one-year deal for a reported $5 million with the Suns after winning Olympic gold with Devin Booker in Tokyo. With Dario Saric recovering from a knee injury suffered in the NBA Finals, McGee will play a key role as a backup five to Deandre Ayton. “I feel like my game definitely helps Deandre Ayton in a major way just for the veteran leadership alone,” said McGee, 33, a three-time NBA champion who enters his 14th NBA season averaging 7.8 points on 57.1% shooting, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for his career. “Also when he gets into foul trouble and having that veteran big to come in that’s 7 foot, block shots, defend, rebound and does all the intangibles that a real big man does,” McGee continued.