Cavaliers re-acquire Dellavedova in four-player trade
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. 29 points, including six in overtime, and host Brooklyn snapped an eightgame losing streak.
Brooklyn picked the most unlikely way to end its skid, halting a 12-game slide against Toronto with its first victory over the Raptors since April 3, 2015.
NBA assists leader Kyle Lowry had 11 more for Toronto but was just 1 for 8 from the field while scoring three points. Pacers 112, Magic 90: Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points to help Indiana win in Orlando.
The Pacers have beaten the Magic eight straight and 15 of the past 16 meetings.
Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Pacers took control in the middle of the third and were never challenged the final 16 minutes.
Hornets 113, Nuggets 107: Denver came in the with the best record in the West, but shot 39 percent from the field and 23 percent from 3-point range in losing at Charlotte.
76ers 117, Pistons 111: Jimmy Butler scored 38 points and Philadelphia overcame star center Joel Embiid’s day of rest, rallying from a 15-point thirdquarter deficit on the road. Kings 129, Cavaliers 110: