The trade gives the Cavaliers an additional first-round pick and a veteran guard to help guide their young stars like rookie point guard Collin Sexton, while the Bucks get a proven guard in Hill and cap room to try and re-sign several young talents including Australian big man Thon Maker.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Cleveland Cavaliers are sending point guard George Hill to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson, and a future first-round and second-round pick. 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.
"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 Washington Wizards entered the mix as the third team in the deal, acquiring Sam Dekker for Jason Smith and a future second-round pick.
Dellavedova is averaging just 1.7 points per game this season but still holds locker room value for the Cavaliers
He is averaging 6.7 points and 1.9 assists this year in 11 games, but has not played since November 19 against the Pistons. 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. "We wish Jason the best moving forward and appreciate the value he brought to our team as a great teammate and true professional".
Per league rules, Burks can not be traded until the deadline.
"Everybody said he's a real good guy, a real good locker-room guy", he said. He also appeared in the playoffs in four seasons with Milwaukee, playing in 14 games (two starts) and averaging 5.8 points on.536 shooting, 5.1 rebounds and 1.21 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game.
The money Milwaukee will save with the trade allows them flexibility to continue to upgrade the roster, while the Cavaliers continue show a willingness to take on money to gather draft picks.More news: Despite majority support, Haley fails in United Nations bid to condemn Hamas