Cleveland Cavaliers trade George Hill to Milwaukee for Matthew Dellavedova

Salary cap analysis George Hill acquisition gives Bucks options while Cavs and Wizards will hope for the best

Salary cap analysis George Hill acquisition gives Bucks options while Cavs and Wizards will hope for the best

For the Bucks, this is a salary-clearing situation as they'll save $18 million in cap space for the 2019-20 season.

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.

Brian Windhorst explained it as a strategic move by the Cavaliers to take on money because they want to acquire draft picks.

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

Hill was traded to Cleveland from the Utah Jazz at last year's trade deadline.

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. "We wish Jason the best moving forward and appreciate the value he brought to our team as a great teammate and true professional". Dekker's short stint in Cleveland ends after nine games, where he averaged 6.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest. He's now averaging 10.8 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game this season. He also appeared in the playoffs in four seasons with Milwaukee, playing in 14 games (two starts) and averaging 5.8 points on.536 shooting, 5.1 rebounds and 1.21 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game.

After the departure of LeBron James in the summer, the Cavaliers are officially in asset-acquisition mode and will be looking to re-stock their draft capital.

"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", Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said.

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