Cleveland Cavaliers trade George Hill to Milwaukee for Matthew Dellavedova

Salary cap analysis: George Hill acquisition gives Bucks...

Salary cap analysis: George Hill acquisition gives Bucks...

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Bucks are sending a package of Dellavedova, John Henson and first (protected) and second round draft picks in 2021 to the Cavs in exchange for George Hill and Sam Dekker - pending league approval.

Henson's departure also opens up more game time for Maker who started the season on the bench but has been playing more in recent weeks.

The Bucks acquired point guard George Hill from Cleveland and forward Jason Smith and a 2021 second-round pick from Washington. "We will continue to look for ways to improve and strengthen our position for the future, while enhancing our ability to compete and grow in the short term also".

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. He is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds 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".

Hill's contract figure of US$18 million for the 2019-20 season is only partially guaranteed for US$1 million, meaning the Bucks can save themselves in the vicinity of US$19 million ($26.3 million AUD) next season if Hill is waived. Dellavedova spent the first three years of his National Basketball Association career with the Cavs and was a fan favorite because of his style of play. He's played only 12 games in the season and has averaged eight minutes per night.

Matthew Dellavedova is going back to where it all began. "We lost George, which was my vet, so I'll have to talk to Dellavedova and he'll be able to lead me how George led me".

Hill was traded to Cleveland from the Utah Jazz at last year's trade deadline. The 24-year-old has played only nine games.

There was no surprise whatsoever that the Cavaliers traded Hill; he is a veteran that can help a stabilize a second unit point guard role on a contending team with his low-usage style, and spot-up prowess.

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