Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Bucks acquire George Hill from Cavaliers in three-team trade

Bucks acquire George Hill from Cavaliers in three-team trade

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Bucks are sending a package of Dellavedova, John Henson and first (protected) and second round draft picks in 2021 to the Cavs in exchange for George Hill and Sam Dekker - pending league approval.

Wojnarowski announced on Twitter Friday evening that the Milwaukee Bucks and the Cleveland Cavaliers are finalizing a trade. As part of the trade, Cleveland is also receiving Milwaukee's own 2021 first round pick and 2021 second round pick as well as a 2022 second round pick from the Washington Wizards.

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. He signed with the Bucks following the Cavs' championship run of 2016.

John Henson has spent 7 seasons in Milwaukee.

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. This season, he played in 14 games for the Bucks and averaged 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per game. The Cavs have been very aggressive in looking to move out veterans for future picks, now having acquired four future selections in the past 10 days, including a trade that sent Kyle Korver to Utah.

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

The timing of the trade was important as it means any of the players in the trade could be traded again before the trade deadline in February, as much as the Cavs love Dellavedova, another team may trade for his contract and send a longer-term contract and draft picks to the Cavs. The Australian had been buried on Milwaukee's bench and is averaging just 1.7 points and 2.4 assists in 12 games.

"Everybody said he's a real good guy, a real good locker-room guy", he said. He has been out most of this season with a wrist injury. "We wish Jason the best moving forward and appreciate the value he brought to our team as a great teammate and true professional".

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