JR Smith draws interest from 2 teams

Hope Soto
December 9, 2018

Nicknamed "Delly", Dellavedova helped the Cavs win an National Basketball Association title in 2016 and is a huge fan favorite.

Dellavedova spent three seasons in Cleveland as a running mate of LeBron James, before signing a lucrative four-year US$38 million contract with the Bucks in 2016.

The Bucks should get solid play out of Hill when he's in the game, and with them already having Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon as point guards, Hill shouldn't have much burden, unless Milwaukee is swinging for the fences and decides to trade one of those aforementioned two.

"Everybody said he's a real good guy, a real good locker-room guy", he said.

"We're excited to welcome George and Jason to the Bucks organization", General Manager Jon Horst said. "They say he practices hard, too, so we're going to have some battles".

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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. Cleveland recently traded sharpshooter Kyle Korver to Utah for two picks in 2020 and 2021.

Dellavedova could find some minutes behind 20-year-old rookie point guard Collin Sexton, who should benefit from his veteran presence.

He is averaging 6.7 points and 1.9 assists this year in 11 games, but has not played since November 19 against the Pistons. Drafted by Milwaukee in the first round (14th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Henson is now sidelined after left wrist surgery on November 27. The 7-footer, thanks to his energy and surprising 3-point touch, turned into a key contributor off the bench during his first season as the Wizards won 49 regular season games. The team is still working on a trade for guard J.R. Smith, as teams like the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly expressed interest, according to The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor. Dekker's short stint in Cleveland ends after nine games, where he averaged 6.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest.

Smith asked to be traded by the Cavaliers earlier this year when the team started to cut his playing time in an effort to give younger players more experience on the court.

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