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Report: Bucks discussing trade of Michael Carter-Williams to Chicago for Tony Snell

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PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 20: Michael Carter-Williams #5 of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrates during the final moments of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 20, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Bucks defeated the Suns 101-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly discussing a trade before the season has even started. According to Marc Stein and Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Bucks are considering sending former Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams to Chicago for wingman Tony Snell.

This is a bit puzzling for several reasons, mostly because the Bulls -- already at a dearth of shooting -- would be grabbing another ball-handler who can’t score from distance. Chicago already has Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade anchoring their new backcourt alongside Jimmy Butler.

For Milwaukee, Snell would add another lanky wing to their roster and move Carter-Williams, long-considered a tradable piece. He would also help act as a stopgap, both as a shooter and as a defender with Khris Middleton out and expected to miss around 70 games. Snell has been disappointing during his first few seasons in Chicago, and he’s a league-average shooter from 3-point range.

In any case, let’s get weird with some NBA preseason trades between division rivals.