Cavs ac­quire Hen­son, Dellave­dova from Bucks

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - — Ge­orge Thomas, Akron Bea­con Jour­nal

CLEVE­LAND — The Cleve­land Cava­liers traded point guard Ge­orge Hill and for­ward Sam Dekker to the Mil­wau­kee Bucks in re­turn for for­mer Cavs point guard Matthew Dellave­dova, John Hen­son and fu­ture pro­tected first- and sec­ond-round picks, ESPN re­ported shortly be­fore the Cavs tipped off against the Sacra­mento Kings Fri­day night.

A fan fa­vorite dur­ing his first stint in Cleve­land, Dellave­dova left the team after the 2016 sea­son in a sign-and­trade deal that net­ted the Aus­tralian a four-year, $38.5 mil­lion con­tract with the Bucks. The Cavs at the time did not want to match the deal.

Dellave­dova av­er­aged 6 points and 4.2 as­sists per game in a lit­tle over two sea­sons with the Bucks. His ca­reer av­er­ages are 5.8 points and 3.7 as­sists.

Hen­son be­gan his NBA ca­reer as a power for­ward, but has played cen­ter the past five sea­sons. The 6-foot-11, 219-pound Univer­sity of North Carolina prod­uct av­er­aged 7.8 points and 5.4 re­bounds in seven sea­sons with the Bucks.

Dekker, who played col­lege bas­ket­ball at Wis­con­sin and will be re­turn­ing home, has spent ap­prox­i­mately the last month re­hab­bing an in­jured an­kle. He is av­er­ag­ing 5.3 points and three re­bounds in his ca­reer.

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