Bucks Acquire Jason Smith From Wizards As Part Of Three-Way Trade

Paola Ditto
Dicembre 8, 2018

The Cavaliers have re-acquired Matthew Dellavedova and big man John Henson from the Bucks, along with a future first- and second-round draft pick in exchange for veteran point guard George Hill.

Smith and Washington's future second-rounder will go to Milwaukee as the Wizards receive Sam Dekker in the deal. The Bucks will also send Cleveland a 2021 first and second round draft pick. He is averaging 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game on the season.

The deal potentially could save the Bucks about $19 million next season if they don't keep Hill, who has only $1 million of a $19 million deal guaranteed. Both Henson and Dellavedova, who won a title with the Cavs in 2016, have one year and about $10 million left on their contracts. The team is still working on a trade for guard J.R. Smith, as teams like the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly expressed interest, according to The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor.

The deal came together Friday in time for teams to be able to re-package players in other trades before February's trade deadline. The Cavaliers and Wizards also swapped second-round picks. Dekker's short stint in Cleveland ends after nine games, where he averaged 6.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest.

Dellavedova is averaging just 1.7 points per game this season but still holds locker room value for the Cavaliers
Dellavedova is averaging just 1.7 points per game this season but still holds locker room value for the Cavaliers

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

Milwaukee will save $18 million in salary next season with the deal, too, something that will likely help it bolster its roster.

Hill, who was acquired by the Cavaliers from Sacremento at the trade deadline last season, is now averaging 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.

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