Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
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Bucks getting Hill, Smith in 3-team swap with Cavaliers, Wizards

Bucks getting Hill, Smith in 3-team swap with Cavaliers, Wizards

Milwaukee trades Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson, a first-round pick and a second-round pick to Cleveland.

Smith and Washington's future second-rounder will go to Milwaukee as the Wizards receive Sam Dekker in the deal.

Washington's tax bill will drop from $14.49 million to $9.79 million by trading out Smith's $5.45 million salary for Dekker's $2.68 million salary. The Bucks will also send Cleveland a 2021 first and second round draft pick. Furthermore, they acquire a steady point guard in Hill, who has started for deep playoff teams in the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs over the course of his 11-year National Basketball Association career. The Cavs have been very aggressive in looking to move out veterans for future picks, now having acquired four future picks in the past 10 days, including a trade that sent Kyle Korver to Utah.

Dellavedova spent the first three seasons of his National Basketball Association career in Cleveland, posting averages of 5.7 points, 3.4 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game.


Henson has averaged 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season with the Bucks.

Having joined the team at last season's trade deadline, Hill appeared in only 37 regular season games with the Cavaliers. He is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

Hill has averaged 10.8 points and 2.8 assists so far this season in Cleveland, and is shooting better than 51 percent from the field and an impressive 46.4 percent from the 3-point line. The center underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist late last month. Dellavedova, 28, has been limited to 12 games this season due to an ankle injury and is averaging a career-low 1.7 points.

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