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George Hill Traded To Cavaliers In Massive Three-Team Trade

In a trade deadline full of huge deals and surprising moves, the biggest came in a three team deal between the Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Utah Jazz. 

The Cavaliers received veteran point guard George Hill, who they had been targeting for quite some time, along with guard Rodney Hood with from the Jazz, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 

The Kings received guard Iman Shumpert from Cleveland and veteran wing man Joe Johnson from Utah, as well as a 2020 second round pick that Cleveland acquired from Miami in a trade for Dwyane Wade. Cleveland also will also send $3 million in cash to Sacramento as part of the trade. 

Utah received point guard Derrick Rose and forward Jae Crowder from Cleveland to complete the deal. Utah will release Derrick Rose to allow him to pursue signing with a playoff team, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. 

News of this huge deal broke less than an hour after the Cavaliers shipped Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. 

After weeks dealing with a bad locker room environment, the loss of All-Star forward Kevin Love, and disappointing performances on the court, Cleveland has rebuilt their roster with in the span of a day, dealing multiple veterans for promising, young wing players. 

While it is unclear if superstar LeBron James will remain in Cleveland after this season, the Cavaliers have revealed their commitment to the future, bringing in multiple young players to build around if the King takes his talents elsewhere. 


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