Bucks deal for Cavs' Hill

Arnold Nichols
December 9, 2018

Milwaukee has agreed to trade Dekker to the Washington Wizards for center Jason Smith and a future second-round pick.

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

Hill, who was acquired by the Cavaliers from Sacremento at the trade deadline last season, is now averaging 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Now instead of Dekker, Hill will join the Bucks along with Jason Smith and a future second-round pick from the Wizards.

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On the surface, Dellavedova's stats of 1.7 points per game on 32 percent shooting don't indicate that he will move the needle for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"Everybody said he's a real good guy, a real good locker-room guy", he said.

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.

Dellavedova (6-4, 200) played his first three NBA seasons with the Cavaliers from 2013-2016 and was a member of Cleveland's 2016 NBA Championship team.

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

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

The six-foot-nine Dekker, originally drafted by the Houston Rockets in 2015, was acquired by the Cavs in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers in August. Dekker, out since suffering an ankle injury on November 5, was expected to be available Saturday when the Cavaliers hosted the Wizards.

The original trade including Cleveland forward Sam Dekker, but he has been rerouted to Washington.

Henson (6-11, 219), who is in his eighth National Basketball Association season, has spent his entire career with Milwaukee, appearing in 405 games (152 starts) and averaging 7.8 points on.539 shooting, 5.4 rebounds and 1.48 blocks in 20.1 minutes per game. "We wish Jason the best moving forward and appreciate the value he brought to our team as a great teammate and true professional".

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