By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
George Hill will be playing for his third team in 2018. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
In exchange for Hill, the Cleveland Cavaliers are receiving Matthew Dellavedova and John Henson.
Sam Dekker has been re-routed from the Bucks to the Washington Wizards. Milwaukee is also acquiring Jason Smith.
The team is also receiving a first-round draft pick and a future second-round draft pick. These will be in the 2021 NBA Draft.
The 2021 second-round pick is going to Washington for a 2022 second-round draft pick.
Hill began last season with the Sacramento Kings after signing a multi-year deal with the franchise. He then was traded to the Cavaliers at the trade deadline in February.
Dellavedova also returns to the Cavaliers with this move. He began his career with the team before signing with the Bucks.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks will save $18 million by making this deal for the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee will continue to attempt to make changes to their roster.
The Cavaliers, according to Wojnarowski, took on money to receive those two draft picks.
Both teams, according to Wojnarowski, wanted to make the trade happen before 6 on EST on Friday. These players will now be eligible to be used in addition deals at the February 7th trade deadline.
According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the first-round is 1-14 protected in 2021; 1-10 protected in 2022, 1-10 and 25-30 protected in 2023. It is also 1-8 protected in 2024.
If it is not conveyed by 2024, the pick will become two second-round draft picks in 2025.