Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers trade George Hill to Milwaukee for Matthew Dellavedova

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Kristopher Love | 08 December, 2018, 05:02

Washington will send centre Jason Smith and a future second-round pick to the Bucks, Wojnarowski reports, and will also acquire a 2021 second round pick from the Cavaliers.

The Cavs had received lots of interest in Hill this past week, and according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, "determined Milwaukee is the best fit", as the Cavs wanted a first-rounder to take on the contracts of Dellavedova and Henson.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, the Milwaukee Bucks are trading Dellavedova to the Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill. Hill returned from injury on December 1 against the Raptors. Henson, 27, is averaging 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

The Cavs are 5-19 and in transition after LeBron James left them as a free agent this summer, effectively ending Cleveland's run as an Eastern Conference power.

Having joined the team at last season's trade deadline, Hill appeared in only 37 regular season games with the Cavaliers.

Dellavedova got his start in Cleveland, where he played for three seasons and helped the Cavaliers win the 2016 NBA Finals.

The move comes a little over a week after the Cavaliers traded Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz for guard Alec Burks and two second-round picks. He is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

Henson recently underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist. The 32-year-old is averaging 12.8 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game in 26.5 minutes this season.

Milwaukee will save $18 million in salary next season with the deal, too, something that will likely help it bolster its roster.