Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Rodney Hood, George Hill in 3-team trade with Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings


The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Rodney Hood and George Hill in a three-way deal with the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings, league sources told ESPN on Thursday.

The Cavaliers will send Iman Shumpert and a 2020 second-round pick via the Miami Heat to the Kings in the deal.

Sacramento acquires Joe Johnson from Utah, who gets Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose from Cleveland, sources said.

it was part of a flurry of deals prior to Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline by the Cavaliers, who also traded Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

Cleveland also shipped Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat, sources told ESPN.

Hill, whose ability to guard both positions in the backcourt could help the struggling Cavaliers’ defense, had been unhappy with his role with the Kings, whom he signed with last summer after turning down a more lucrative extension offer with the Jazz.

Hill’s contract calls for $19 million guaranteed in the 2018-19 season, league sources said. Only $1 million of the $18 million on his 2019-20 contract is guaranteed.

The 31-year-old point guard is averaging 10.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists this season.

The oft-injured Hood, 25, was averaging a career-high 16.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in his fourth season with the Jazz. He missed seven games earlier this season with a sore left ankle.

He was fined $35,000 last month for slapping a cellphone out of a fan’s hand while exiting the court in Washington following his second technical foul.

Rose, the 2009 Rookie of the Year and 2011 MVP while with the Bulls, had struggled to find his way in his only season with the Cavaliers. The 29-year-old has averaged 9.8 points and 1.6 points this season while appearing in just 16 games as he battled injuries and inconsistency.

Crowder, who joined the Cavs as part of the Thomas deal, shot just 41.8 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while averaging 8.6 points this season. With the Jazz, the 27-year-old could come off the bench as the No. 1 option at forward behind Derrick Favors and Joe Ingles.

Johnson had played a minor role off the bench for the Jazz this season, averaging 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. The 36-year-old guard is headed to the Kings, who have already stated that they were going to focus on developing their younger talent moving forward.

Shumpert, who was averaging just 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds for the Cavs this season, missed Wednesday’s game as he continues to deal with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He missed 25 games earlier this season after having arthroscopic surgery to correct fluid buildup his left knee.

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