Matthew Dellavedova is going back to where it all began.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, the Milwaukee Bucks are trading Dellavedova to the Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill. 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 move will save the Bucks nearly $20 million in salary next season, Wojnarowski added. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, continue to stockpile draft picks.
Milwaukee will save $18M in salary in the 2019-20 season with the trade, which allows them flexibility to continue to upgrade roster. Cavaliers continue show a willingness to take on money to gather draft picks.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 7, 2018
The Washington Wizards entered the mix as the third team in the deal, acquiring Sam Dekker for Jason Smith and a future second-round pick.
Sources: Washington will join the Cavs-Bucks deal as a third team - and acquire Sam Dekker for Jason Smith and a future second-round pick.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 8, 2018
Dellavedova spent the first three seasons of his NBA career in Cleveland, posting averages of 5.7 points, 3.4 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game. He was a part of the Cavaliers team that stormed back from a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals, bringing an end to the city's championship drought.
Having joined the team at last season's trade deadline, Hill appeared in only 37 regular season games with the Cavaliers. He's currently averaging 10.8 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game this season.
The deal also has implications for Thon Maker, who looks set to establish himself as Milwaukee's backup big man moving forward, with Henson now in Cleveland, although he will have to compete with Smith for those minutes.
After receiving DNPs earlier in the season, Maker worked his way into the rotation over the past few weeks, with his role on the team now set to expand even further.