Cava­liers to re-ac­quire Dellave­dova from Bucks

The Detroit News - - Sports - BY TOM WITH­ERS As­so­ci­ated Press

Cleve­land — An­other pop­u­lar Cava­liers player is com­ing “home.”

LeBron’s gone. Delly’s back. The Cava­liers have agreed to a trade with Mil­wau­kee that will re­turn fan fa­vorite Matthew Dellave­dova to Cleve­land along with for­ward John Hen­son and a pair of draft picks in 2021.

The Bucks will get vet­eran point guard Ge­orge Hill and for­ward Sam Dekker from the Cavs, a per­son fa­mil­iar with the deal told the As­so­ci­ated Press. Mil­wau­kee has agreed to trade Dekker to the Wash­ing­ton Wizards for cen­ter Ja­son Smith and a fu­ture sec­ond-round pick.

The deals are 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.

There was an ur­gency to get the deal agreed to be­fore 6 p.m. on Fri­day be­cause only play­ers on ros­ters by then can be re-pack­aged in other trades be­fore Fe­bru­ary’s dead­line.

Hill re­cently re­turned af­ter miss­ing 11 games with a shoul­der in­jury, and the Cavs have been shop­ping him around. Dekker has also been side­lined with a se­verely sprained left an­kle.

War­rior un­der­goes surgery

War­riors cen­ter Damian Jones un­der­went surgery for a torn left pec­toral mus­cle.

Jones, a third-year pro out of Van­der­bilt who de­vel­oped in the G League last sea­son to emerge as the starter for the two-time de­fend­ing NBA cham­pi­ons, was in­jured Satur­day at Detroit.

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