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Deal done: Matthew Dellavedova headed back to Cleveland via trade

08 December 2018
Deal done: Matthew Dellavedova headed back to Cleveland via trade

The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly trading the out-of-favour point guard back to Cleveland, where he was part of the 2016 National Basketball Association championship-winning Cavaliers.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, the Milwaukee Bucks are trading Dellavedova to the Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill. In 215 career games (31 starts) with the Cavs, he averaged 5.7 points and 3.4 assists in 21.0 minutes per game.

Safe to say all of Cleveland is thrilled to have Matthew Dellavedova back with the Cavs.

For the Cavaliers, the main attraction is not only to bring back a member of their championship squad, but the multiple future picks headed to Cleveland as a part of the deal.

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

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 Bucks are getting a 46-percent shooter from 3-point range in Hill, who fits into their new long-range shooting philosophy under first-year coach Mike Budenholzer, plus a backup to starter Eric Bledsoe. "We wish Jason the best moving forward and appreciate the value he brought to our team as a great teammate and true professional".

On the surface, Dellavedova's stats of 1.7 points per game on 32 percent shooting don't indicate that he will move the needle for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sexton, the No. 8 overall pick in the June draft, has already heard stories about Dellavedova. "We lost George, which was my vet, so I'll have to talk to Dellavedova and he'll be able to lead me how George led me".

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.