According to Zach Lowe, the first-rounder would convey if 15-30 in 2021, 11-30 in 2022, 11-24 in 2023, 9-30 in 2024 or become second-round picks. The Wizards joined as a third team in the trade, acquiring Sam Dekker from the Cavaliers, while Jason Smith and a second-round draft pick will be traded to the Bucks. But, the reality is, it could be much of the same as the Cavs continue to eye the future - which now looks like Duke monster Zion Williamson at pick No.1 in next year's draft.
Milwaukee gets two benefits from the trade: 2019-20 savings and a talent upgrade.
Milwaukee now has the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Toronto Raptors by 3.5 games, and managed to save around $18 million in cap space for next season by moving two hefty contracts in the deal. The sixth-year guard is returning to Cleveland after three years in Milwaukee. Both Henson and Dellavedova, who won a title with the Cavs in 2016, have one year and about $10 million left on their contracts. He is a power forward and center who is averaging 5 points and 5 rebounds in 14 games.
Hill has averaged 10.8 points and 2.8 assists so far this season in Cleveland, and is shooting better than 51 percent from the field and an impressive 46.4 percent from the 3-point line. Their major weakness is their lack of 3-point shooting, ranking 27th in the league in 3-point percentage at 32.3 percent. "They say he practices hard, too, so we're going to have some battles".
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. Smith has averaged 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in almost 11 minutes per game this season in Washington.
Dekker, who starred at Wisconsin before becoming the No. 18 overall pick in 2015, has been out for more than a month with an ankle injury.
"This trade allows us to continue to work to improve our team and gives us a young, developing player in Sam whose versatility and athleticism at the forward position will allow him to earn an opportunity to contribute", Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said.