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The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls are nearing agreement on a trade to swap guard Michael Carter-Williams for swingman Tony Snell, league sources told ESPN.com.

Sources said the Bucks, who have been openly looking for more shooting and defense on the perimeter in the wake of a long-term injury suffered by starter Khris Middleton just days before the start of training camp, have targeted Snell to give them some much-needed help on the wing.

If the deal is consummated, as expected, it would be the second trade Milwaukee has swung since losing Middleton, following the Bucks’ recent acquisition of Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets.

The Bulls defeated the Bucks 107-86 in a preseason game in Milwaukee on Saturday night. Williams and Snell did not play.

ESPN.com reported earlier this month the Bucks had offered Carter-Williams — who won NBA Rookie of the Year honors in Philadelphia in 2013-14 — to Sacramento in a proposed deal for Kings guard Ben McLemore.

But the Bucks, sources say, are intrigued by Snell’s potential — both as a fill-in for Middleton and as a potential backup — after he shot 35 percent from long distance last season. Should the deal be consummated, Milwaukee is expected to open contract extension talks with Snell.

For the Bulls, meanwhile, adding Carter-Williams would provide a proven second point guard alongside Rajon Rondo, who signed a two-year deal in the offseason.

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The Bucks surrendered Brandon Knight in a three-team trade with Philadelphia and Phoenix to acquire Carter-Williams in February 2015.

Chicago 19 24 27 37 — 107

Milwaukee 32 28 19 7 — 86

CHICAGO — Zipser 1-5 2-2 4, Portis 3-10 0-0 6, Felicio 2-7 1-1 5, Grant 4-6 4-5 13, Canaan 8-13 4-4 25, McDermott 7-14 4-4 22, Walkup 0-1 0-0 0, Mirotic 5-10 2-2 14, Avila 1-1 0-0 3, Lopez 3-5 2-2 8, Smith-Rivera 0-0 0-0 0, Dinwiddie 3-7 1-1 7. Totals 37-79 20-21 107.

MILWAUKEE — Antetokounmpo 7-10 0-1 14, Parker 7-13 6-10 21, Plumlee 3-6 0-0 6, Dellavedova 3-7 3-3 9, Johnson 3-9 0-0 7, O’Brien 0-1 0-0 0, Beasley 3-4 1-1 7, Teletovic 1-7 1-2 4, Henson 3-4 1-2 7, Roberts 1-1 0-0 2, Maker 0-1 0-0 0, Terry 1-5 0-0 3, Brogdon 2-9 0-0 6. Totals 34-77 12-19 86.

3-point goals — C 13-30 (Canaan 5-9, McDermott 4-7, Mirotic 2-6, Grant 1-1, Avila 1-1, Zipser 0-2, Portis 0-2, Dinwiddie 0-2), M 6-22 (Brogdon 2-7, Parker 1-2, Terry 1-3, Johnson 1-4, Teletovic 1-4, Dellavedova 0-2). Rebounds — C 48 (Lopez 11), M 34 (Parker, Antetokounmpo, Beasley 6). Assists — C 26 (Grant 7), M 25 (Dellavedova 8). Total fouls — C 20, M 22. Att. — 10,794.

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