Milwaukee Bucks Acquire George Hill in Three-Team Trade
As the Cleveland Cavaliers teardown continues, the Cavs brought in quite the haul for veteran point guard George Hill.
On Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks agreed to trade John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, a future first and second round pick, to acquire Hill and Sam Dekker. Each of the draft picks changing hands are in 2021. The Washington Wizards are a third team joining the party as Dekker will head to Washington as Jason Smith moves to Milwaukee. The Cavs and Wizards will swap second round picks as part of the three-team trade.
Milwaukee picks to Cleveland — the first and second rounders — are in 2021. https://t.co/8IHfECJaAr
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With the move, the Wizards slash their tax bill by nearly $5 million. Meanwhile, the Bucks will be responsible for the remaining two-years, $37-million of Hill’s contract. The acquisition paints a clear image – the Bucks are all in and are willing to shell out some cash in order to compete.
Dellavedova spent his first three seasons with the Cavaliers, including the year the team won their first NBA championship in 2015-16.