08-03-2001, 12:49 PM
(Does this mean Trent is not going there now? Damn, will anybody take him?)
CLEVELAND -- Forward Tyrone Hill, who had his best seasons in Cleveland, was traded Friday back to the Cavaliers along with forward Jumaine Jones by Philadelphia in exchange for forwards Matt Harpring and Cedric Henderson and center Robert Traylor.
The Cavs will officially announce the deal at a 4 p.m. ET news conference at Gund Arena.
Hill played for the Cavaliers from 1993-97 and was named an All-Star in 1995 when he averaged 13.8 points and 10.8 rebounds.
Cleveland traded him to Milwaukee on Sept. 25, 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 last season, helping the club win an Eastern Conference title.
He'll boost a Cavs team desperate for some help up front while center Zydrunas Ilgauskas recovers from foot surgery and the club develops first-round draft pick DeSagana Diop.
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-foot-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, both of whom underachieved last season and were in former Cleveland coach Randy Wittman's doghouse.
Harpring was acquired in a trade with Orlando before last season and played in just 56 games after being sidelined following ankle surgery.
Henderson, 26, was a non-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.