Milwaukee Bucks Trade Matthew Dellavedova to Cavaliers for George Hill

Salary cap analysis: George Hill acquisition gives Bucks...

Salary cap analysis: George Hill acquisition gives Bucks...

The Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards pulled off a multi-player trade on Friday night.

The Cavaliers are getting a 2021 first-round pick from Milwaukee and a 2022 second-round pick from Washington.

There was no surprise whatsoever that the Cavaliers traded Hill; he is a veteran that can help a stabilize a second unit point guard role on a contending team with his low-usage style, and spot-up prowess.

It's a win-win situation for all three teams as the Bucks look to solidify themselves as an elite team in the Eastern Conference, the Cavs continue to rebuild and the Wizards add the 3-point threat that they've lacked all season.

Hill's contract figure of US$18 million for the 2019-20 season is only partially guaranteed for US$1 million, meaning the Bucks can save themselves in the vicinity of US$19 million ($26.3 million AUD) next season if Hill is waived.

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Report: Milwaukee Bucks Trade Matthew Dellavedova to Cavaliers for George Hill

Sexton is fourth among rookies this season in scoring (per Basketball Reference), and although he's only averaging 2.5 assists per game, Hill should get some credit for Sexton gradually improving in his willingness to get other players involved and his passing vision.

The 28-year-old has had a tough start to the season under new Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, averaging the fewest minutes of his career (8.1) after he fell out of the team's rotation. Cleveland recently traded sharpshooter Kyle Korver to Utah for two picks in 2020 and 2021. The center underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist late last month.

"I'm glad my Aussie brother is back", Cavs center Tristan Thompson said of Australia native Dellavedova following a 129-110 loss to Sacramento. The Australian had been buried on Milwaukee's bench and is averaging just 1.7 points and 2.4 assists in 12 games.

Brian Windhorst explained it as a strategic move by the Cavaliers to take on money because they want to acquire draft picks.

Sam Dekker #10 of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Media Day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 24, 2018 in Independence, Ohio.

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