The Bulls completed the deal Monday in which they have acquired point guard Michael Carter-Williams from the Bucks in for guard Tony Snell.
“We’re excited to add Michael to our roster,’’ Bulls GM Gar Forman said in a statement. “He is a two-way player who adds versatility and depth to our backcourt rotation.’’
Carter-Williams was selected 11th overall selection by the 76ers in the 2013 NBA Draft and was the league’s 2013-14 Rookie of the Year. He was traded to Milwaukee in 2014-15. He is one of just six players who have averaged at least 15 points, five rebounds and six assists in their first two NBA seasons, along with Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Grant Hill, Steve Francis and LeBron James.
The 6-6, 190-pound Carter-Williams, who played at Syracuse, has averaged 14.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists in his three NBA seasons. He is expected to be a serious candidate for the backup point-guard job behind Rajon Rondo.
Snell was the Bulls’ first-round pick (20th overall) in the 2013 draft. He averaged 5.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game in his three seasons in Chicago.