Breaking News/Live Thread: Delly Returns!/Cavs vs. Kings (#I’mComin’Home)

Welcome back, NBA Champion, Matthew Dellavedova! In true Woj-bomb fashion, it was announced in a series of Tweets that the Cavs have traded George Hill and Sam Dekker to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Delly, John Henson, and the Bucks first and second round picks in 2021.

Here’s the sequence…

The Cavs basically remedied the mistake they made of not signing the Australian to an affordable deal, and instead let him walk away in free agency after the Championship of 2016. They also get Henson, who is currently out with a hand injury and not expected back until late in the season. Aside from Delly and Henson, the Cavs also acquired two valuable future picks.

Hill, who was not in the long term plans for Cleveland, was shooting a career high 51% from the field and 46% from three, but struggled with injury this season. Only $1 million of Hill’s $18 million salary for next season is guaranteed, and the Bucks will save $18 million in salary in the 2019-20 season with the trade. Dekker, though younger, was more of a reclamation project for the Cavs, and was also out for an extended time due to injury.

Dellavedova should, if nothing else, provide a steady presence defensively to help out on the perimeter and give rookie Collin Sexton some support. Both Delly and Henson’s contracts run through 2020.

Meanwhile, the Cavs take on the surprisingly decent Sacramento Kings tonight at the Q. The Kings sport a record over .500 (12-11) in December for the first time since 2014. We’ll see if prized rookie, Marvin Bagley, Jr., plays after sitting out the last two games with back spasms.

With the departure of Hill (Dekker was already ruled out for tonight with his sprained ankle), the Cavs will be once again short on bodies (David Nwaba is also still out, along with Kevin Love). Hopefully, though, with the pending return of a champion, they’ll rise up to depose the Kings.

Prediction: Cavs prevail 112-109 over the visiting Kings.

Catch all the action starting at 7:30 on FSO. And, as always, chime in below with all of your Delly takes…

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NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 14 days ago

JASON GREAT JOB ON BREAKING DOWN THE AGE BRACKETS AND THE ‘ BRACKET NAMES “—APPRECIATE !!

Jason
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Jason
1 month 14 days ago

Do not have the details protections on the picks the the Bucks trade, but upcoming drafts SHOULD look like this.

2019:
1st: Ours = keep
2nd: Ours to Orlando
Note: 1st to ATL if 11th or lower

2020:
1st: ours to ATL (top 10 prot)
2nd: ours to CHA, we get Utah’s

2021:
1st: ours
2nd: ours to ATL if they haven’t gotten a 1st yet, we get MIL’s 2nd

2022:
1st: ours + MIL’s (we won’t get in 2021)
2nd: ours to ATL if they did not get a 1st in 2019 or 2029; we get Wash’s 2nd.

2023: we have our 1st & 2nd clean.

2024: our 1st clean, Utah can swap 2nds with us, we have Miami’s 2nd but only if it falls 56-60.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 14 days ago

Age brackets:
19- 22: Co-eds: Sexton (19), Zizic (21)

23-26: Young colt: Osman (23), LNJ (25), Hood (25), Nwaba (25), Clarkson (26).

27-30: Prime: TT (27), Burks (27), Henson (27), Delly (28), Love (30).

31-34: Vet: JR (33)

34+: Lion in Winter: Frye (35).

This is what is should look like for a rebuilding team.

We have to hope for Sexton to make a Fox like leap, a home run in this draft, some of the other pieces we have to cone good (LNJ, Cedi, Nwaba, Burks, Clarkson, Hood), and Love to play well. Could be attractive for FAs with cap space in 2020 if it happens that way.

JRL
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JRL
1 month 14 days ago

If only JR was willing to play ball.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 14 days ago

I am fine with him sitting. It weakens us now (short on bodies), hopefully locks us in to bottom 3 by the time Love returns.

We use that time to evaluate new pieces, develop the youngsters, and allow Drew to experiment.

No rush on JR. His contract is a better trade chip for the Cavs in the off-season anyways, from a cap perspective.

Once Love comes back, see how everything fits and make decisions on this year’s FA crop (Burks, Hood, Nwaba). Keep, let walk, flip.

JRL
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JRL
1 month 14 days ago

I meant more as a mentor than actually playing. He’s showing the youngsters a negative side of basketball/biz which I would rather they didn’t see. At least we still have Frye.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 14 days ago

Contact statuses:
1. UFA after this year: Burks, Hood
2. RFA after this year: Nwaba
3. UFA after next: TT, JR, Clarkson, Delly, Henson.
4. RFA after next: Cedi
5. Team options post 2020: Sexton, Zizic
6. Longer term deals: Love, Nance

Jason
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Jason
1 month 14 days ago

Forgot Frye, UFA after this year.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 15 days ago

VERY WELL PUT BUCK————-READ WHERE EMBIID NOW SOUNDING OFF—-‘UPSET WITH HIS ROLE NOW THAT BUTLER IS ON HIS TEAM”—–HE IS TURNING INTO A MAJOR TURD !!!!!

JRL
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JRL
1 month 14 days ago

I told a few of my coworkers that Butler to Philly was a major problem for Embiid. Embiid is an immature player more interested in twittering than actually growing up. If Butler thought KAT was an issue, he had no clue what was waiting for him.

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buck turgidson
1 month 15 days ago

this team may not be that much better, based on record, than the 4-30 dumpster fire that i formerly disparaged.. BUT, as bob dylan sang, “things have changed” and for the better.. i like burks, i love delly, sexton and cedi can likely grow into a decent players, lnj and tt are cleaning the glass, clarkson is doing his thing very well on occasion, hood is likely beyond help, but who knows.. i don’t mind the losses as long as they make an honest effort (and not simply cash the checks), practice hard, strive to improve, and at least play the spoiler.. could be worse.. compete and hope for a dukie

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
1 month 15 days ago

i like nwaba and ziz as well.. still long cavs and waiting patiently for another W

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Roster assuming Hood/Nwaba back soon:
ST: Sexton, Hood, Cedi, TT + 1.
Bench: Delly, Clarkson, Burks, Nwaba, LNJ.
Injured: Love, Henson
Out of Rot: Frye, Zizic
Waiting for trade: JR
15th spot: open
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2 ways: Jones, Blossomgame

Interesting to see if the 5th starter (prior to Love’s return) will be LNJ or another wing/guard (Delly, Burks, Nwaba).

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 15 days ago

Missed the game again. My mom is in the hospice, so I’ve been away most nights. In fact I didn’t even know about the trade until just now. Hill could actually help the Bucks as a back up…they won’t really need him to score. I used to like Henson, is he any good nowadays? Of course the main things is getting some draft picks.

If the Cavs were going to lose, glad it was the Kings. I sort of root for them, and all their wins hurt the Celtics, so bring on the wins.

Vintage
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Vintage
1 month 15 days ago

Sorry to hear about your mother, wishing you and your family the best.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Thoughts with you and your family.

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Ditto what Vintage said…

Henson’s injured, but has been a nice bench big throughout his career. I see him as a cheaper replacement if they want to move TT and move Nance to a starter.

MikeO
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MikeO
1 month 15 days ago

Thank you…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
1 month 15 days ago

SAW THAT JASON –( NETS WIN )—AND YES THINK SAC / HOPEFULLY CAN PUT THE SCREWS TO THE CELTS —REASON I WASN’T OVERLY UPSET WITH TONIGHT’S LOSS—-ANY LATEST NEWS ON HOOD

TV63
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TV63
1 month 15 days ago

Wow I feel like Rumplestiltskin waking from a bad nap!. Very excited to see one of my favorites come back!! It’s been tough for Cav fans.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

More good news, Boston has Sac’s pick this year. Wouldn’t it be awesome if it wasn’t in the lotto?

After watching Fox, Hield, Bogdanovic, WCS, & Bagley tonight, I think they have a legit shot.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Bulls win. Back to 3rd worst.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Russ bucket to tie. Markannen bucket with 5 seconds. Bulls up 2.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Holiday for 3. Bulls up 2. OKC TO.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Sorry if I was overly negative tonight, guys. Just the excitement of Delly versus the letdown of a subpar effort against Sac

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Perfectly acceptable. We had some moments tonight but we have a LONG way to go. Plenty of things went wrong.

NOMAD: do not worry about the pick. Nets DID beat the Raptors tonight. We ain’t catching them.

Bulls had the ball & a 1 pt lead with under 40 seconds. LaVine TO leads to bucket. Bulls down 1.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Leonard blocks Dinwiddie. OT in Brooklyn.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Nets up 2 late on Raps. Raps score. Russell TO. Kawhi miss. Nets ball with 5 sec.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
1 month 15 days ago

League Passshould give me a rebate after this game. God, that was ugly.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Fun for a half. Plus part of the third.

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Good to see Fox and Sexton talking at the end of the game there.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Burks throwing up so many shots

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Might wanna play that guy, coach.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

That zizic shot left a dent on the backboard.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
1 month 15 days ago

Koufos plays like its 1957

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

I will take Russell & Pettit on this team.

Patrick
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Patrick
1 month 15 days ago

More than 6 guys. G Hill not supposed to defend in paint, so who is?

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Nice put back Zizic…. Frye 3!!!

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Larry plays his bench finally. Wtf.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Sexton brutal. Dribble to the corner and pick up the ball. That’s like crap you yell at Jr. High kids for.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
1 month 15 days ago

Cavs look like the worst team in the NBA tonight.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 14 days ago

To put Phoenix’s awfulness in perspective, they became the first team in the shot clock era (1956-1957) to post two consecutive single digit first quarters.

Jason
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Jason
1 month 14 days ago

You didn’t watch the Suns.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Fly paper Collin tonight.

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Dislike the defensive adjustment on Fox… Keep going under the pick make him keep hitting jumpers.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Lol. Fox just abusing Sexton. Should be playing the Benny hill song on that Last p/r

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

TT caught in no man’s land, nance doesn’t help

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Not Drew’s best game.

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

They need some stops , but they haven’t stopped them all night.

Patrick
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Patrick
1 month 15 days ago

Had much more fun Wednesday night…

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

When we get a stop we can’t clean the glass.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Argh. This is painful

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

We are done tonight. Hard with 6 guys.

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Sexton terrible turnover.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Sexton follows. Up a turnover with a stupid shot.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Sexton is a bizarre finisher

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Rhythm jumper Sexton!

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Sexton’s flip game off the drive needs a lot of work.

Patrick
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Patrick
1 month 15 days ago

Frye? Zizic? Have they also been traded?

Patrick
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Patrick
1 month 15 days ago

Oops. Sorry about repetition in Q

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Clarkson terrible turnover and bad defense on Fox…. And nobody helped either

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Why double bagley if you’re jot going to guard him? He showed Burks the ball and Alex stood there.

Patrick
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Patrick
1 month 15 days ago

Channing Frye? Zizic? Just checking if they have also been traded…

Jason
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Jason
1 month 15 days ago

Trade update, 3 team.
Bucks: get Hill & Jason Smith
Wiz: Get Dekker + 2021 2nd back they just gave to Cavs in Korver trade.
Cavs: Delly, Hensen, Mil 2021 1st & future 2nd from Wash.

Bucks owe a first to PHX which will not convey this year (protected 1-3 & 17-30) but will next (1-7). Means we cannot get theirs in 2021.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25479257/milwaukee-bucks-trading-matthew-dellavedova-back-cleveland-cavaliers

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Why is Sexton guarding Bagley???? That’s twice.

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

Gar. Energy sucks. Cavs low on bodies. Why isn’t Jones up?

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

That went similarly to the 1st quarter.

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Damn cedi misses wide open 3

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Cedi to Nance!!!!!!!

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Burks fade away!!!

JRL
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JRL
1 month 15 days ago

Just found out about Delly 👍💪💪💪💪

Nate Smith
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1 month 15 days ago

FINALLY a foul on Bielica

West coast cav
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West coast cav
1 month 15 days ago

I think it was Nate who talked about Nance being used like Ben Simmons. Can definitely see that. He has a good handle and can pass better than anyone on the Cavs.

CLF
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CLF
1 month 15 days ago

Bad turnover cedi. … But I like him at pg

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