Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Cleveland Cavaliers trade George Hill to Milwaukee for Matthew Dellavedova

Cleveland Cavaliers trade George Hill to Milwaukee for Matthew Dellavedova

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, the Milwaukee Bucks are trading Dellavedova to the Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill.

The Washington Wizards jumped into the deal, too, and acquired Dekker in exchange for Wizards big man Jason Smith and a future second-round pick, per Wojnarowski.

The Cavs would acquire Matthew Dellavedova and center John Henson along with 2021 first- and second-round draft picks from Milwaukee.

Hill recently returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, and the Cavs have been shopping him around for a deal.

He was always a fan favorite during his first stint with the Cavs and was part of the 2016 championship team. He carries career averages of 7.8 points and 5.4 rebounds.

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. For The Athletic, CBA and salary cap expert Danny Leroux breaks down Friday's Cavs-Bucks-Wizards trade from each team's perspective for the near and long terms.

Henson, 27, hasn't played in a month, recently had wrist surgery and is expected to miss several months. Hill is averaging 10.8 points per game, three assists and two rebounds per game this season on 51 percent shooting. In 12 games this year with the Bucks, Dellavedova was averaging 1.7 points and 2.4 assists.

Milwaukee now has the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Toronto Raptors by 3.5 games, and managed to save around $18 million in cap space for next season by moving two hefty contracts in the deal.

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