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Milwaukee Bucks trade Matthew Dellavedova to Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill

Milwaukee Bucks trade Matthew Dellavedova to Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill

Wojnarowski announced on Twitter Friday evening that the Milwaukee Bucks and the Cleveland Cavaliers are finalizing a trade.

The Cavs had received lots of interest in Hill this past week, and according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, "determined Milwaukee is the best fit", as the Cavs wanted a first-rounder to take on the contracts of Dellavedova and Henson.

ESPN has reported that the two clubs are finalising a trade which would see respected point guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker head to the Bucks for Dellavedova, John Henson, a 2021 first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick. He carries career averages of 7.8 points and 5.4 rebounds.

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




Matthew Dellavedova is going back to where it all began.

Having joined the team at last season's trade deadline, Hill appeared in only 37 regular season games with the Cavaliers.

The money Milwaukee will save with the trade allows them flexibility to continue to upgrade the roster, while the Cavaliers continue show a willingness to take on money to gather draft picks.

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. He is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. The center underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist late last month. In 12 games this year with the Bucks, Dellavedova was averaging 1.7 points and 2.4 assists. He is a power forward and center who is averaging 5 points and 5 rebounds in 14 games.