The Houston Rockets traded Shield Michael Carter-Williams and cash to the Chicago Bulls at a Salary Cap maneuver, league sources told ESPN.

The Bulls will waive Carter-Williams, whose contract would have become guaranteed for its season on Monday afternoon, league sources said.

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

The deal saves the Rockets $2.6M at luxury-tax payments, falling the team’s charge from $16.3 million to $13.7 million.

The Bulls will even waive shield MarShon Brooks, that was acquired in a deal with Memphis past week.