Cavs trade George Hill to Bucks for Dellavedova, Henson, picks

George Hill

George Hill

The Milwaukee Bucks were finalizing a deal Friday to add two veterans and clear their books in the short-term future in a five-player deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, sources told ESPN.

In return for Hill and Dekker, Cleveland will receive big-man John Henson and former Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova, along with 2021 first and second-round picks. Also, they'll have cap space to sign Khris Middleton when he likely hits free agency in 2019.

The Washington Wizards will join the trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers to acquire Sam Dekker for Jason Smith and a future second round pick. He is averaging 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game on the season.

Hill recently returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, and the Cavs have been shopping him around for a deal.

Hill was highly expected to be traded from the Cavs after it was clear that the team was heading towards the direction of a rebuild.

The Cavs remain active in trade talks and according to Fedor, are "willing to take on extra salary" for more draft picks.

Dellavedova, 28, was a Cleveland fan favorite during his first stint with the team from 2013-16. He played in nine games this season and averaged 6.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest.

Henson recently underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist. He's averaging 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14 games.

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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