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Matthew Dellavedova | Guard

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Saint Mary's

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Matt Dellavedova started at point guard on Wednesday and had 14 points, two rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-9 shooting.
He looked very good in his 30 minutes and looks like the Cavaliers starting point guard when Kyrie Irving is out with injuries. Irving was out again tonight with his ankle injury, but is hoping to play on Friday vs. Dallas. Dellavedova will only be worth putting into lineups if Irving is in street clothes. Oct 16 - 12:25 AM

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Matt Dellavedova will get the first chance to be Kyrie Irving's backup point guard.

It's not a surprise at all and Dellavedova had a very solid rookie campaign. He's received praise from his teammates as well as Bradley Beal saying he was his toughest defender last season. Dellavedova shot 36.8 percent last season and would be a decent pickup in fantasy leagues should Kyrie miss time.
Sep 27 - 9:16 AM

Matthew Dellavedova put up a double-double thanks to garbage time during an easy 122-100 win over the Pistons on Wednesday, scoring 14 points with four boards, 12 assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

The Cavs were smoking in the first half with 69 points and they played some team ball. In fact, 26 of their 30 buckets came via an assist. They kept it up in the second half to finish with 41, which obliterated their previous season high of 32 as a team. As for Dellavedova, this outburst can be ignored for the most part.
Apr 9 - 10:01 PM

Matt Dellavedova played 36 minutes off the bench and hit 7-of-9 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 21 points, six assists and a steal in Wednesday's big comeback win over the Pistons.

Dellavedova was instrumental in the comeback tonight, but it's important to remember he didn't even score in his previous game, and had nine points in the one prior to that. He's getting minutes and is worth a deep-league look, but Dion Waiters and Jarrett Jack are the guys you generally want to own right now.
Mar 26 - 11:42 PM

Matthew Dellavedova logged the first double-double of his career on Thursday vs. the Thunder with 11 points, 10 assists, four boards, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

In one of the more lopsided defensive matchups, he was matched up against Kevin Durant with Alonzo Gee getting into some early foul trouble. That allowed his minutes to jump up a bit tonight and forced coach Mike Brown to tweak his rotation. Dellavedova does have a 41-minute game on his resume this season, but he's going to have a tough time seeing a big enough role while Jarrett Jack and Dion Waiters are healthy. He's certainly on the radar for owners in deeper leagues looking for a point guard.
Mar 20 - 9:59 PM

Matthew Dellavedova played through an ankle injury on Tuesday and had five points, three rebounds and six assists in 23 minutes.

He doesn't have fantasy value right now, but was a little iffy coming into this one. However, if Dion Waiters ends up missing time with a hip injury, Dellavedova could actually find himself in the starting lineup for the Cavs.
Mar 18 - 10:28 PM

Matthew Dellavedova handled the point-guard duties down the stretch of Wednesday's loss to the Lakers, finishing with eight points, four boards, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

Kyrie Irving was benched tonight and looked extremely unhappy as the game was coming to an end. Dellavedova has started four games this season, but all four games came at shooting guard. He's not really a guy who is capable of racking up the stats, so he's not worth owning in almost any league.
Feb 5 - 11:19 PM

Matthew Dellavedova started at point guard for the banged-up Cavaliers on Sunday, scoring 11 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

It went better than expected and Dellavedova handled a lot of the traps the Pacers threw at him. The Cavs aren't expected to be without Kyrie Irving (knee) and Jarrett Jack (back) for long, so there's little reason to pick up the rookie guard in most leagues unless you're dropping dead weight.
Jan 5 - 8:48 PM

Matthew Dellavedova played 29 minutes and hit 4-of-7 shots (all 3-pointers) for 13 points, two assists and a steal in Saturday's loss.

He is getting extra run with Kyrie Irving out with a sprained knee, but is only worth a look in deeper leagues, and even then he's an iffy player to own. He had scored a total of four points over his previous four games, making tonight look more like a fluke than anything else, and Irving still has a shot at playing on Sunday.
Jan 4 - 11:08 PM

Matthew Dellavedova started at shooting guard again on Saturday against the Spurs, scoring 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, two assists and four steals in 34 minutes.

It's hard to say how much run he would have gotten had the score been close, and this result follows a goose egg in 12 minutes on Friday, so there's clearly a ton of risk in using Dellavedova in fantasy leagues. But with the Cavs imploding at an impressive level, it's possible Mike Brown chooses to roll with one of the only guys that cares in Cleveland.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 11:41:00 PM

Matthew Dellavedova failed to score in a start on Friday during his 12 minutes of action.

Well, that experiment didn't take long. Dellavedova was torched by Eric Gordon all night and he might not get another chance to start any time soon.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 02:17:00 AM

Matthew Dellavedova will start against the Pelicans on Friday.

Dellavedova earned rave reviews for his defensive play against Bradley Beal on Wednesday, but defense is the keyword here. While the rookie has played 29 minutes per game in the Cavs last two contests, he offers limited offensive potential as he has only averaged 5.5 points and 4.4 boards in those two games.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Matthew Dellavedova provided a spark off the bench for the Cavs on Wednesday, finishing with nine points, three boards and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He was actually shutting down a red-hot Bradley Beal in the clutch minutes of this game and was a big part of a near comeback along with Kyrie Irving. Dellavedova doesn't really have much of an offensive game, shooting just 35 percent in the regular season and just 26.5 percent in the preseason. C.J. Miles pulled his calf, so some minutes could be up for grabs. For deep-league eyes only, folks.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 04:29:00 AM

Mike Brown said he was "speechless" after Matthew Dellavedova helped Cleveland beat the Wizards' over the final nine minutes of Saturday's game.

The rookie was thrust into action due to Dion Waiters' somewhat mysterious absence, and he came up huge down the stretch. "He’s a tough son of a gun," Brown said after the game. "He does what he does. Offensively, he's just a ball-mover. I've never seen a guy go 1-for-5 from the field and impact the game the way he did." It's nice to see Dellavedova succeeding but he has negligible fantasy value as a reserve guard with a temporary spot in the second unit.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 09:32:00 AM

The Cavaliers signed rookie PG Matthew Dellavedova to a partially-guaranteed two-year deal this weekend.

The deal is worth $1.3 million but reportedly only $100k is guaranteed. He has yet to score in two brief appearances this year, but Mike Brown has raved about his leadership and values his presence on the practice court and in the locker room.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3A.J. Price
SG1Dion Waiters
2James Jones
3Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Louis Amundson
4Alex Kirk