Cavaliers to re-acquire Dellavedova from Bucks
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.