Report: Bucks told Michael Carter-Williams he wouldn’t be traded
The Bucks are reportedly willing to trade Michael Carter-Williams.
From there, it gets less clear.
Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:
Guard Michael Carter-Williams has been told by the Bucks that he would not be traded, a source said, but the Sixers told him the same thing.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) February 16, 2016
It’s possible someone is relaying inaccurate information, but it’s possible – maybe even more likely – all three accounts are correct. This seems feasible:
The Bucks – unconvinced Carter-Williams is a long-term solution at point guard – warned him before the All-Star break he could be traded during it, surveyed the market, found no suitable deals and then told him he wouldn’t be traded.
Carter-Williams’ poor outside shooting is a drawback anywhere, but it’s particularly tough with the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo struggles on 3-pointers, and Jabari Parker and Greg Monroe are non-factors from that distance.
If Milwaukee wants to trade Carter-Williams for value eventually, it’d help if he plays better. Keeping him in the loop might help his comfort level – especially if the Bucks are being honest with him.