Rockets deal Michael Carter-Williams to Bulls in salary-cap maneuver

ByAdrian Wojnarowski ESPN logo
Monday, January 7, 2019

The Houston Rockets traded guard Michael Carter-Williams and cash to the Chicago Bulls in a salary-cap maneuver, the Rockets announced.

The Bulls then waived Carter-Williams, whose contract would've become guaranteed for the season on Monday afternoon.

Chicago also will send Houston a heavily protected future second-round pick that is unlikely to ever convey, sources said.

The deal saves the Rockets $2.6M in luxury-tax payments, dropping the team's bill from $16.3 million to $13.7 million.

The Bulls will also waive guard MarShon Brooks, who was acquired in a deal with Memphis last week.