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Bucks getting Hill, Smith in 3-team swap with Cavaliers, Wizards

08 December 2018

Matthew Dellavedova could be on his way back "home" to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards have agreed on a three-team trade that will send guard George Hill to Milwaukee, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Washington Wizards joined the trade as a third team and acquired Dekker from the Bucks for Jason Smith. The Bucks are also sending John Henson to the Cavaliers in the deal, as well as a first-round and second-round pick in 2021.

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The trade is the second of it's kind for the struggling Cavaliers this season, who continue to unload veterans for future assets. He's now averaging 10.8 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game this season.

The deal also has implications for Thon Maker, who looks set to establish himself as Milwaukee's backup big man moving forward, with Henson now in Cleveland, although he will have to compete with Smith for those minutes. He is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

The undersized point guard averaged 5.7 points and 3.4 assists per game during his three seasons in Cleveland, including an epic 2015 Finals performance that saw him score 20 points in Game 3 while leading the Cavaliers to victory.

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Henson recently underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist.

In 12 appearances this season, Dellavedova is averaging 1.7 points, 0.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.

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.

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Bucks getting Hill, Smith in 3-team swap with Cavaliers, Wizards