Bucks to acquire George Hill from Cavaliers for Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson, picks
8th December 2018

The Milwaukee Bucks have reached a deal to acquire George Hill and Sam Dekker from the Cleveland Cavaliers for John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova and a first-round and second-round draft pick in 2021, a person familiar with the transaction told USA TODAY Sports.

The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until the trade is official.

In short: the Cavs took on money (the contracts of Henson and Dellavedova, who won a title with Cleveland in 2016) in order to get draft picks. The Bucks freed up money to have more salary cap space in the summer and received an experienced point guard in Hill, who has $1 million guaranteed on his 2019-20 contract.

Henson will make $10.4 million and Dellavedova $9.6 million in 2019-20, and the Bucks get those dollar amounts off their books to have more salary cap flexibility during free agency in July. The Bucks want to add another high-level player alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

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