Cava­liers re-ac­quire Dellave­dova in four-player trade

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Matthew Dellave­dova has re­turned to the Cava­liers, who look noth­ing like they did when he left.

Cleve­land ac­quired the scrappy guard on Fri­day in a trade with the Mil­wau­kee Bucks, who also parted with for­ward John Hen­son and two draft picks in 2021 for guard Ge­orge Hill and for­ward Sam Dekker. The Bucks sent Dekker to the Wash­ing­ton Wizards for for­ward Ja­son Smith.

The Cavs are re­ceiv­ing Mil­wau­kee’s 2021 fir­stand sec­ond-round picks as well as a 2022 sec­on­dround pick from the Wizards.

Nick­named “Delly,” Dellave­dova helped the Cavs win an NBA ti­tle in 2016 and is a huge fan fa­vorite. His re­turn will soften what has been a dif­fi­cult sea­son for the Cavs, who are just 5-20 and re­build­ing in the wake of LeBron James’ de­par­ture last sum­mer.

Hill helped the Cavs reach the Fi­nals last sea­son, but the team wanted to un­load his big con­tract while giv­ing rookie Collin Sex­ton more play­ing time.

MARY ALTAFFER AP

Nets guard D’An­gelo Rus­sell, cen­ter, vies for the ball against the Rap­tors on Fri­day.

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