Milwaukee Bucks trade Matthew Dellavedova to Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill


Milwaukee Bucks guard Mattew Dellavedova is being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Friday.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks have completed a trade that will send guard Matthew Dellavedova and center John Henson to the Cavs in exchange for guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker.

The Washington Wizards entered the mix as the third team in the deal, acquiring Sam Dekker for Jason Smith and a future second-round pick. He is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

Dellavedova spent the first three seasons of his National Basketball Association career in Cleveland, posting averages of 5.7 points, 3.4 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game.

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Hill has averaged 10.8 points and 2.8 assists so far this season in Cleveland, and is shooting better than 51 percent from the field and an impressive 46.4 percent from the 3-point line.

In 13 games played this season, Hill is averaging 10.8 points and 2.8 assists on 26.5 minutes per game. The center underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist late last month. According to ESPN, the Bucks were initially hopeful that Henson could return for the playoffs.

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. Hill is making $19 million this year, but has just $1 million guaranteed in 2019-20.

In the trade, the Cavs created a trade exception of almost $2.8 million that can be used up to a year from a day of the deal with Milwaukee.