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Cavs finesse their way into acquiring Rodney Hood and George Hill

Cleveland has also traded future Hall of Fame guard, Dwyane Wade, back to Miami, where he won three championships - two with LeBron James.


Kahron Spearman


The Cleveland Cavaliers, attempting to revive an old roster in hopes for another championship run, acquired Rodney Hood and George Hill in a three-way deal with the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Cleveland will send guard Iman Shumpert and a 2020 second-round pick via the Miami Heat to the Kings.

Sacramento gets guard/forward Joe Johnson from Utah. The Jazz gets Jae Crowder and the oft-injured guard Derrick Rose. 

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.

In another deal, the Cavs sent Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat. The three-time NBA champion has expressed a desire to complete his career with the team that drafted him.

Taking a broader view, this makes the Cavs younger and more proficient defensively. In Hill, they get a player who can guard and play both backcourt decisions.

Hood is arguably the most interesting asset, a multi-positional talent who can score.

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