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

08 December 2018

Matthew Dellavedova is coming back to the Cavaliers.

The latest tweet from ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski indicates Dekker may now be headed to the Washington Wizards.

The Cavaliers and Wizards will swap second round picks, with Cleveland getting Washington's second in 2021 and sending their second in 2022.

Despite missing a chunk of the season, Hill is a player that will be useful for the Bucks on the court, where his career three-point shooting mark of over 38 percent will see him fit in well with both the Bucks reserves and starters.

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.

It appears that he has helped Cleveland rookie point guard Collin Sexton for when Sexton took over the starting point guard role when Hill was sidelined with a reported shoulder injury, and now on a contending team in Milwaukee, Hill won't be taking minutes away from Sexton in crunch time. "They say he practices hard, too, so we're going to have some battles".

"We're excited to welcome George and Jason to the Bucks organization", GM Jon Horst said.

His contract could also be used in another trade before the February deadline.

For The Athletic, CBA and salary cap expert Danny Leroux breaks down Friday's Cavs-Bucks-Wizards trade from each team's perspective for the near and long terms. It could save almost $19 million if they don't keep Hill, too, as Hill only has $1 million of his $19 million deal guaranteed. 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.

In 12 appearances this season, Dellavedova is averaging 1.7 points, 0.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. The center underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist late last month. He averaged 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds but missed significant time with a severely sprained left ankle.

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