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Fergus 10-17-2016 02:25 AM

Michael Carter-Williams
The Bulls are reported to be trading Tony Snell for Michael Carter-Williams.

It looks like the Bulls decided that Denzel Valentine has shown enough promise to be the primary backup behind McDermott.

Michael Carter-Williams joins Jerian Grant, Spencer Dinwiddie and others trying to earn backup minutes at Point Gaurd behind Rajon Rondo.

This is does not seem to be a great move for the Bulls, although I doubt there was a lot of bidders for Tony Snell. Carter-Williams does not have the outside shot the Bulls need. However, he is a tall, athletic Point Gaurd.

RollWithEm 10-17-2016 07:56 AM

Re: Michael Carter-Williams
His primary strengths as a basketball player at the moment are on-ball defense against 1's and 2's and distributing the ball in open court scenarios. In both of those areas I would see he's slightly above league average ability. In all other areas, he's probably below average at his position.

Fergus 10-23-2016 10:13 AM

Re: Michael Carter-Williams
The Bulls released Spencer Dinwiddie along with a few others. This leaves Canaan and Grant in competition with Carter Williams for minutes as the backup behind Rondo. I would expect the Bulls to only carry 2 of the 3. My guess is that Canaan is probably on the bubble at this point. However, Canaan is the best 3 point shooter of the bunch, so he may stick.

Fergus 11-02-2016 07:24 PM

Re: Michael Carter-Williams
Carter Williams is now out for at least 3 - 4 weeks with an injury. Canaan will be the main back up to Rondo instead of Grant.

Fergus 11-26-2016 08:46 AM

Re: Michael Carter-Williams
Now he is hurt again, with a bone chip in his wrist. The news reports have him out another 6 weeks or so.

Fergus 01-02-2017 07:32 AM

Re: Michael Carter-Williams
Carter-Williams got a start vs the Bucks, with Rondo moved to the bench. Jerian Grant was the main backup. Rondo's time as a starter for the Bulls may be over.

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