Cava­liers to re-ac­quire Dellave­dova

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The Cava­liers are get­ting back one of their cham­pi­onship pieces. A feisty one. Cleve­land has agreed to a trade with Mil­wau­kee that will bring pop­u­lar guard Matthew Dellave­dova back to the Cavs along with for­ward Johnson Hen­son and a pair of draft picks in 2021. The Bucks will get vet­eran point guard Ge­orge Hill and for­ward Sam Dekker, a per­son fa­mil­iar with the deal told the As­so­ci­ated Press.

The swap is pend­ing league ap­proval and could be fi­nal­ized Fri­day night, said the per­son who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the teams have not yet had the manda­tory con­fer­ence call with NBA of­fi­cials.

The first-round pick in 2021 is pro­tected, the per­son said.

Hill re­cently re­turned af­ter miss­ing 11 games with a shoul­der in­jury, and the Cavs have been shop­ping him around for a deal. Dekker, who has also been side­lined, is re­turn­ing to Wis­con­sin where he played in col­lege.

Both play­ers were at Quicken Loans Arena pre­par­ing for a game against Sacra­mento be­fore learn­ing they were head­ing to Mil­wau­kee.

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.

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