Rockets, Pelicans express trade interest in Cavs guard Smith

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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.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, the Milwaukee Bucks are trading Dellavedova to the Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill.

Dellavedova spent the first three seasons of his National Basketball Association career in Cleveland, posting averages of 5.7 points, 3.4 assists and 1.9 rebounds 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". The sixth-year guard is returning to Cleveland after three years in Milwaukee.

Per league rules, Burks can not be traded until the deadline.

The 28-year-old Dellavedova will get a chance re-start his career with the Cavs. He is averaging 1.7 points and 2.4 assists per game this season.

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Henson recently underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist.

Matthew Dellavedova has career averages of 5.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

The timing of the trade was important as it means any of the players in the trade could be traded again before the trade deadline in February, as much as the Cavs love Dellavedova, another team may trade for his contract and send a longer-term contract and draft picks to the Cavs.

Washington sent forward Jason Smith, cash considerations and removes the protections placed on the 2020 second-round pick traded in the Jodie Meeks deal to Milwaukee, and a 2022 second-round draft pick to Cleveland. "We wish Jason the best moving forward and appreciate the value he brought to our team as a great teammate and true professional".

Hill, 32, is averaging 10.8 points and shooting 46 percent on 3-pointers, though he missed 11 games with a shoulder injury.

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