Cleveland and Sacramento are reportedly engaged in trade talks centered around Kings point guard George Hill.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 23, 2018
The Cavs and Kings are reportedly also discussing the swap of a second-round draft pick.
No trade is imminent, but the two teams have moved closer on terms, and both are motivated to find a final pathway to a deal, league sources said.
Hill has been unhappy with his role with the Kings, whom he signed with last summer after turning down a more lucrative extension offer with the Utah Jazz. The Kings are determined to accommodate Hill’s desire for a trade, and his ability to guard both positions in the backcourt could help the struggling Cavaliers’ defense.
The Cavaliers have had some hesitancy about the guaranteed $19 million remaining on Hill’s contract in the 2018-19 season, league sources said, especially if LeBron James leaves in free agency and the Cavaliers move toward a rebuild. Only $1 million of the $18 million on his 2019-20 contract is guaranteed, making it easy to waive Hill.