The Cavs acquired George Hill at the trade deadline last season from the Sacramento Kings. The Bucks are also sending John Henson to the Cavaliers in the deal, as well as a first-round and second-round pick in 2021.
The first-round pick that Milwaukee would send to the Cavs has lottery protections and might not convey until as late as 2024 because the Bucks owe a future first-rounder to the Phoenix Suns that might not convey until 2021. It could save almost $19 million if they don't keep Hill, too, as Hill only has $1 million of his $19 million deal guaranteed.
Matthew Dellavedova could be on his way back "home" to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Milwaukee has several major free agents next summer, including Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon. For The Athletic, CBA and salary cap expert Danny Leroux breaks down Friday's Cavs-Bucks-Wizards trade from each team's perspective for the near and long terms. He will get more playing time in Cleveland. That was an impetus for getting the deal done now. The Cavaliers and Wizards also swapped second-round picks. He is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. The 24-year-old has played only nine games.
Henson recently underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist. The Australian had been buried on Milwaukee's bench and is averaging just 1.7 points and 2.4 assists in 12 games. The defensive-minded point guard brings with him career averages of 5.8 points and 3.7 assists per game.