Cavs re-acquire Dellavedova

George Hill presents

George Hill presents

Dellavedova spent his first three seasons in a Cavs uniform and was a part of the team's memorable 3-1 Finals comeback against the Golden State Warriors. The Cavaliers and Wizards also swapped second-round picks.

The first-round pick in 2021 is protected, the person said. "He helped us get to the NBA Finals previous year and has been a consummate professional on the court and in our community".

George Hill and Wisconsin native Sam Dekker were supposed to head to Milwaukee.

"We wish Delly and John well and thank them for their many contributions both on and off the court". So what's the first benefit of this deal for Cleveland?

"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".

The Milwaukee Bucks finalized a deal Friday to add two veterans and clear their books in the short-term future in a five-player trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards. He averaged 3.7 points in 12 games this season.

Dellavedova's scrappiness endeared him to Cleveland fans during his three seasons with the Cavs, who didn't re-sign the player known as "Delly" after winning the 2016 title.

But a week is a long time in the National Basketball Association and money talks, the deal set to save the Bucks nearly US$18 million in salary in 2019-20 - cash they can throw at a bumper free agent class that could include the likes of Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson. He averaged 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds but missed significant time with a severely sprained left ankle. Their major weakness is their lack of 3-point shooting, ranking 27th in the league in 3-point percentage at 32.3 percent.

"I'm glad my Aussie brother is back", Cavs center Tristan Thompson said of Australia native Dellavedova following a 129-110 loss to Sacramento. The Australian had been buried on Milwaukee's bench and is averaging just 1.7 points and 2.4 assists in 12 games.

Sexton, the No. 8 overall pick in the June draft, has already heard stories about Dellavedova. Dekker, who underwent back surgery during his rookie season, has not played since suffering an ankle injury on November 5.

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