Milwaukee Bucks Trade Matthew Dellavedova to Cavaliers for George Hill

Lynette Rowe
December 9, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers made their second trade in little over a week, partnering with the Milwaukee Bucks on a deal that brings Matthew Dellavedova back to Cleveland, while sending George Hills to the Bucks. As part of the trade, Cleveland is also receiving Milwaukee's own 2021 first round pick and 2021 second round pick as well as a 2022 second round pick from the Washington Wizards.

The Cavaliers have acquired guard Matthew Dellavedova and forward/center John Henson from the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-team trade, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced on Friday, December 7.

Smith, 32, who is in the final year of his contract, has played in just 12 games this season, averaging 3.7 points and shooting 40 percent from 3-point range.

According to Wojnarowski, though, the "first may not convey until as late as 2023 because the Bucks owe a future first to the Phoenix Suns that might not convey until 2021".

Two reports from ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski had said the Cleveland Cavaliers were trading Sam Dekker in a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, now he's heading to Washington.

Sexton is fourth among rookies this season in scoring (per Basketball Reference), and although he's only averaging 2.5 assists per game, Hill should get some credit for Sexton gradually improving in his willingness to get other players involved and his passing vision.

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NBA Trade Grades: Bucks Take Step Toward Title Contention With George Hill Acquisition (read here): Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated gave his assessment of the Bucks' acquisition of veteran guard George Hill and veteran big man Jason Smith and how impacts their flexibility and list of draft assets.

Australian guard Dellavedova was a 2015-16 champion with the Cavaliers after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and returns to the squad after two full seasons with the Bucks.

Henson recently underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist. "He will make shots and he's good at throwing lobs to me". But, the reality is, it could be much of the same as the Cavs continue to eye the future - which now looks like Duke monster Zion Williamson at pick No.1 in next year's draft.

Henson has played all seven years of his career as a forward and centre with the Bucks, averaging 5.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game in 13.4 minutes in 2018-19. "They say he practices hard, too, so we're going to have some battles".

Dekker was in his first season with the Cavs, who got him in an August trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

It's unclear what role the Wizards envision for Dekker, who sports a career average of 5.3 points in 162 career games.

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