The Milwaukee Bucks sent Michael Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Tony Snell. Was that a good deal?
It’s a sentence that has made Milwaukee Bucks fans slightly terrified due to past experiences: the Bucks just completed a trade with the Chicago Bulls.
This trade thankfully did not involve the Bucks giving up players for overprotected second round draft picks, and there was no mystical Lakers pick that Milwaukee turned down. It was a straight-up swap, Michael Carter-Williams for Tony Snell.
MCW fans and supporters are incensed. His detractors are overjoyed. Putting bizarre emotional attachments one way or the other aside, how did this trade go for the Bucks? Did they “win” their deal with the Bulls?
To figure that out it takes more than looking at Snell’s weak PER from the last few seasons. We’ll go through what the Bucks both acquired and lost in the deal, plus the reasons for the trade happening in the first place.
Then and only then, we can give this trade a fair grade. As always, the truth lies somewhere in between both groups of fanatics who are either tearing up or praising the Milwaukee Bucks latest roster move.