Deal done: Matthew Dellavedova headed back to Cleveland via trade
Dec 08 2018
Henson (6-11, 219), who is in his eighth National Basketball Association season, has spent his entire career with Milwaukee, appearing in 405 games (152 starts) and averaging 7.8 points on.539 shooting, 5.4 rebounds and 1.48 blocks in 20.1 minutes per game. "We will continue to look for ways to improve and strengthen our position for the future, while enhancing our ability to compete and grow in the short-term also".
Hill recently returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, a setback that only delayed the Cavs in pulling off a deal to add more assets.
The undersized point guard averaged 5.7 points and 3.4 assists per game during his three seasons in Cleveland, including an epic 2015 Finals performance that saw him score 20 points in Game 3 while leading the Cavaliers to victory.
Despite missing a chunk of the season, Hill is a player that will be useful for the Bucks on the court, where his career three-point shooting mark of over 38 percent will see him fit in well with both the Bucks reserves and starters.
Dellavedova could find some minutes behind 20-year-old rookie point guard Collin Sexton, who should benefit from his veteran presence.
The deal came together Friday in time for teams to be able to repackage players in other trades before February's trade deadline. Henson, 27, is averaging 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
"I'm glad my Aussie brother is back", Cavs center Tristan Thompson said following a 129-110 loss to Sacramento.
"Everybody said he's a real good guy, a real good locker-room guy", he said.
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.
Washington trades Jason Smith and a second-round pick to Milwaukee. "We wish Jason the best moving forward and appreciate the value he brought to our team as a great teammate and true professional".