Cavs are trading George Hill to Milwaukee, Dellavedova is Cleveland-bound

Cavs get a first-round pick and more in return for Hill

James Rapien
December 07, 2018 - 6:07 pm

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The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired a first-round pick, a second-round pick, John Henson and Matthew Dellavedova in exchange for George Hill and Sam Dekker in a three-team trade according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

The Cavaliers are getting a 2021 first-round pick from Milwaukee and a 2022 second-round pick from Washington. Hill returned from injury on December 1 against the Raptors. He wasn't a big part of the offense and was invisible on Wednesday night against the Warriors, finishing 0-5 from the field. Hill is averaging 10.8 points, three assists and two rebounds per game this season on 51 percent shooting. Dekker was sent to Washington as part of the deal. He is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Milwaukee also receives power forward Jason Smith in the trade.

The Cavaliers reunite with Dellavedova, who was a member of the team from 2013-2016. He is averaging 1.7 points and 2.4 assists per game this season. Henson, 27, is averaging 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. 

This move ensures rookie point guard Collin Sexton will get plenty of minutes and time to develop this season. It also gives Cleveland future assets that they can use during the rebuild. Hill was in the final year of his contract, with a team option for next season.