Cavs trade George Hill to Bucks for Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson

Ross Houston
December 8, 2018

The Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards pulled off a multi-player trade on Friday night.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Cleveland Cavaliers are sending point guard George Hill to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson, and a future first-round and second-round pick.

However, the teams have not yet confirmed this trade.


Smith and Washington's future second-rounder will go to Milwaukee as the Wizards receive Sam Dekker in the deal. He is averaging 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game on the season. Furthermore, they acquire a steady point guard in Hill, who has started for deep playoff teams in the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs over the course of his 11-year National Basketball Association career.

The Cavs remain active in trade talks and according to Fedor, are "willing to take on extra salary" for more draft picks. Dellavedova, 28, has been limited to 12 games this season due to an ankle injury and is averaging a career-low 1.7 points.

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, 27, hasn't played in a month, recently had wrist surgery and is expected to miss several months.

Hill, 32, is averaging 10.8 points and 2.8 assists in 13 games this season.

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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