Report: Cavaliers acquire George Hill, Rodney Hood in three-team swap

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guard George Hill and forward Rodney Hood in a three-team blockbuster with the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting.

Heading to the the Jazz will be Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose of the Cavaliers, while the Kings will get Joe Johnson and Iman Shumpert.

In acquiring Hill, the Cavaliers have found a serviceable replacement at point guard for the recently traded Isaiah Thomas. In 43 games played with Sacramento this season, Hill is averaging 10.3 points and 2.8 assists, but is shooting a remarkable 45.3 per cent from deep. He originally signed a three-year, $57-million deal with Scaramento in July.

Hood was averaging a career-best 16.8 points per game in 39 games played for the Jazz. He’s still on his rookie-scale contract, so he’s still considered good value.

Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports that Utah will release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, who has struggled in his first season in Cleveland.

Much like, Rose, Crowder’s first season with the Cavaliers has been rough as he’s only averaged 8.6 points per game on just 41.8 per cent shooting.

As for the Kings’ haul, Shumpert’s been battling injury all season long and remains out of the lineup, while Johnson, in the twilight of his illustrious career, has seen its scoring average dip to the lowest its ever been since his rookie season in 01-02.


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