The Washington Wizards, and not the Milwaukee Bucks, are going to acquire small forward Sam Dekker from the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Initially, Sam Dekker was headed to the Bucks, but the Wizards joined in on the trade between the Cavs and Milwaukee. Washington big man Jason Smith will head to the Bucks. The Cavs are sending a 2021 second-round pick for a 2022 second-round pick, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
As part of Sam Dekker being re-rerouted to Wizards, Cavs and Wizards will swap second round picks. Cavs will send a 2021 second for a 2022 second. Carry on.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) December 8, 2018
Smith and second-rounder go to Bucks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 8, 2018
Source confirms Jason Smith and future second to the Bucks for Sam Dekker.
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) December 8, 2018
Cleveland traded for Sam Dekker from the Los Angeles Clippers before the season started. His short stint with the Cavs is over. He played in nine games this season and averaged 6.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest.
The Wizards are saving money by trading Jason Smith. Washington’s tax bill will drop from $14.49 million to $9.79 million per ESPN’s Bobby Marks. Smith averaged 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds for the Wizards this season in 12 games.
The tax bill in Washington will drop from $14.49M to $9.79M by swapping out the $5.45M Jason Smith contract for the $2.76M Sam Dekker salary. The Wizards will also create a $2.68M trade exception. Both players are in the last year of their contract.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) December 8, 2018