Cavs trade Hill, Dekker for Dellavedova, Henson & two draft picks

JR Smith

JR Smith

The Cavaliers have re-acquired Matthew Dellavedova and big man John Henson from the Bucks, along with a future first- and second-round draft pick in exchange for veteran point guard George Hill.

The latest tweet from ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski indicates Dekker may now be headed to the Washington Wizards. Milwaukee has agreed to trade Dekker to the Washington Wizards for center Jason Smith and a future second-round pick.

Hill recently returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, and the Cavs have been shopping him around for a deal. He will get more playing time in Cleveland.

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. Dekker is now dealing with a sprained ankle that has sidelined him for a month, but he was converting on 38.4 percent of his 3-point attempts before the injury. Both Henson and Dellavedova, who won a title with the Cavs in 2016, have one year and about $10 million left on their contracts. The 24-year-old has played only nine games. The Australian had been buried on Milwaukee's bench and is averaging just 1.7 points and 2.4 assists in 12 games.

Henson recently underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist. With the Cavs rebuilding and playing rookie Collin Sexton a lot, there was no point to have Hill on the roster. They also could potentially save roughly $16 million in salary, assuming that they waive Hill after this season. He's now averaging 10.8 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game this season.

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