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Chris Haynes: New York and Cleveland had been engaged in trade talks with John Henson included as part of a deal, but dialogue has since cooled, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
The Cavaliers are showcasing veteran big man John Henson with the hope of trading him. And now they have an opportunity to do the same thing with Brandon Knight because of Kevin Porter Jr.’s knee injury. The Cavs want to move Henson, who is 29 and one of several veterans on an expiring contract, but until a knee injury to Larry Nance Jr. last week didn’t have enough playing time to really show what he can do. He needs it because he missed most of last season with a broken wrist, and a big chunk of time this year for various injuries.
Tristan Thompson, Cavaliers: The rebounding and defensive specialist is going into the final year of his contract at $18.5 million. After once playing in 447 consecutive games, Thompson has missed 68 games over the past two seasons. The Cavs are likely to try to deal Thompson or center John Henson, who played only 14 games last season, by the trade deadline.
Albert Nahmad: Bucks, by swapping John Henson and Matt Dellavedova for George Hill and Jason Smith, will end up $5.2M below the tax line this season (assuming Mirza Teletovic relief) and clear $18M off their cap sheet (if they waive Hill, who has a $1M guarantee, by 7/1/19) for 2019-20.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed in principle to a trade that will send George Hill and Sam Dekker to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova and a pair of future draft picks, including a 2021 first-rounder, league sources told cleveland.com.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee will save $18M in salary in the 2019-20 season with the trade, which allows them flexibility to continue to upgrade roster. Cavaliers continue show a willingness to take on money to gather draft picks.
Adrian Wojnarowski: For Cavaliers and Bucks, there was an urgency to a get deal done by 6 PM ET today. Now the players in the deal are eligible to be aggregated on the Feb. 7 trade deadline. Essentially, they can combine these players with other contracts to move before the deadline.
Brian Windhorst: Cavs taking on money for picks. Sending George Hill to Milwaukee for Matthew Dellavedova & John Henson. Bucks sending Cavs a 1st and a 2nd per sources
Shams Charania: Sources: Milwaukee is also sending center John Henson and Matthew Dellavedova to Cleveland for Hill.
Sources said Clipper officials have targeted three Bucks in any deal for Jordan. One is John Henson, who is currently the team’s starting center, while the others are reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, who lost his starting spot when Bledsoe came aboard, and standout swingman Khris Middleton. The Clippers, I’ve been told, are adamant in acquiring at least two of the aforementioned Bucks and may even demand all three of them.
Milwaukee has been working to trade several players to clear salary-cap space, including guard Rashad Vaughn and center John Henson, league sources said. The Bucks have been willing to attach a second-round pick in offers for Vaughn, league sources said.
Parker has defended so far with a poisonous combination of cluelessness and hyperactivity. It was not surprising that Milwaukee fared better without him. Extension talks for Parker will likely go to the Oct. 16 wire, and any deal would nudge the Bucks close to next season’s tax. They have discussed dumping John Henson and Teletovic, but teams are squeezing hard, sources say.
Say this for the Milwaukee Bucks, they are a persistent bunch. According to sources, the Bucks are still actively trying to trade veteran centers Greg Monroe and John Henson, two players who have seen their roles with the team diminish. Monroe started 67 games for the Bucks after he signed with them two seasons ago before being relegated to the bench for what Bucks coach Jason Kidd said was an attempt to bolster the team’s off-the-bench scoring. Monroe hasn’t started a single game since and been the subject of constant trade rumors.
Big man John Henson could be a prime trade candidate. There is mutual interest and motivation from both sides on finding the 6-11 center a new home, league sources tell ESPN. Henson, a shot-blocking specialist, has three years and $32 million remaining on his contract.
After Monroe, several league sources said the Bucks with the most trade value are forward-center John Henson, combo guard Matthew Dellavedova and swingman Tony Snell. Henson and Dellavedova, an NBA executive said, could each possibly bring back a protected, late-first round pick.
Even though Henson realizes Monroe isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, he hasn’t been lobbying his agent, Jim Tanner, to get him out of Milwaukee. Just the contrary. Henson feels comfortable living in Milwaukee and being a part of a team that is clearly on the uptick. He believes he can be a valuable contributor to a Bucks’ frontcourt that, in addition to Monroe, includes gifted younger players Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokoumpo.
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JD Shaw: Kevin Porter Jr. thanks the Cavaliers and city of Cleveland in an Instagram post: pic.twitter.com/uxpe6PqtYZ