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Tyrone Hill Traded to Cavs

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by NJRockFan, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. NJRockFan

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    Hill rejoins in Cavs in trade with 76ers
    AP Sports Writer
    August 3, 2001

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Tyrone Hill, who helped Philadelphia reach the NBA Finals last season, was traded back to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday in a five-player deal with the 76ers.

    The Cavaliers sent forwards Matt Harpring and Cedric Henderson and center Robert Traylor to the 76ers for Hill and forward Jumaine Jones.

    The Cavaliers were to announce the deal at an afternoon news conference at Gund Arena.

    Hill, a 6-foot-9 forward, played for the Cavaliers from 1993-97 and was an All-Star in 1995 when he averaged 13.8 points and 10.8 rebounds.

    Cleveland traded him to Milwaukee in 1997 with guard Terrell Brandon in a three-way deal that brought Shawn Kemp to the Cavs.

    The 33-year-old Hill averaged 9.6 points and 9.0 rebounds for the 76ers, helping them win the Eastern Conference title.

    He'll boost a Cavs team needing help up front while center Zydrunas Ilgauskas recovers from foot surgery and first-round draft pick DeSagana Diop develops.

    Hill will offset the loss of Clarence Weatherspoon, the Cavs' leading rebounder last season. He recently signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks.

    Jones, a former first-round draft pick, should give Cleveland some scoring punch as well.

    An excellent jumper who can slash to the basket, the 6-7 Jones averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 65 games last season -- his second in the league.

    In return, the 76ers are getting Harpring, who averaged 11.1 points in his first season with the Cavs as well as Henderson and Traylor -- two underachievers who clashed with former Cleveland coach Randy Wittman.

    Harpring was acquired in a trade with Orlando before last season and played in just 56 games after being sidelined following ankle surgery.

    Henderson was not a factor on offense, averaging 4.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 55 games. He spent two stints on the injured list.

    Traylor battled weight problems during his first year with Cleveland after being traded to the Cavs from Milwaukee in a three-team deal. He averaged 5.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 70 games but was frequently in foul trouble.
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