Matthew Dellavedova's trade to Cleveland Cavaliers, $26 million reason, Milwaukee Bucks

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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. Now instead of Dekker, Hill will join the Bucks along with Jason Smith and a future second-round pick from the Wizards.

The Bucks acquired point guard George Hill from Cleveland and forward Jason Smith and a 2021 second-round pick from Washington.

Dellavedova is averaging just 1.7 points per game this season but still holds locker room value for the Cavaliers
Dellavedova is averaging just 1.7 points per game this season but still holds locker room value for the Cavaliers

Following Hill's injuries, Sexton was given the starting point guard role, and has excelled ever since, averaging 17.9 points per game as a starter on 46 percent shooting. Hill is averaging 10.8 points per game, three assists and two rebounds per game this season on 51 percent shooting.

The Bucks signed Dellavedova to a $38-million, four-year deal after the Cavaliers won the championship in 2016 but this season they have actively looked to move him to free up salary cap room heading into the last year of his deal next season. The sixth-year guard is returning to Cleveland after three years in Milwaukee.

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The deal came together Friday in time for teams to be able to repackage players in other trades before February's trade deadline.

"I'm glad my Aussie brother is back", Cavs center Tristan Thompson said following a 129-110 loss to Sacramento.

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The Bucks should get solid play out of Hill when he's in the game, and with them already having Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon as point guards, Hill shouldn't have much burden, unless Milwaukee is swinging for the fences and decides to trade one of those aforementioned two. He is averaging 1.7 points and 2.4 assists per game this season. The 24-year-old has played only nine games.

"This trade allows us to continue to work to improve our team and gives us a young, developing player in Sam whose versatility and athleticism at the forward position will allow him to earn an opportunity to contribute", said Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld.

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