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Matthew Dellavedova | Guard | #8

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Saint Mary's
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The Pistons and Bucks are reportedly interested in unrestricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN is reporting that both the Pistons and Bucks sent scouts to the Cavs playoff games, and he believes that those scouts were analyzing Dellavedova's game. Both the Bucks and the Pistons could use a reliable backup point guard, and Windhorst is reporting that they are prepared to offer Dellavedova something in the $10 million range as an unrestricted free agent. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out, but Delly won't be a fantasy option on either club. Jun 22 - 11:06 AM

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Matthew Dellavedova will not be disciplined for his hit on Andre Iguodala in Game 1 on Thursday.

It seemed pretty clear Dellavedova was going for the ball on a strip before he hit Iguodala in the groin. With the Warriors going smaller in their second unit, Dellavedova will have to step up on defense. He played just 11 minutes with a team-worst minus-19 net rating due to guys like Shaun Livingston thriving off the bench for the Warriors. Dellavedova might see fewer minutes.
Jun 4 - 5:32 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

He had an ankle tweak in Game 2, but there was never really much concern. With Kyrie Irving set to play minutes in the upper 30s in a non-garbage time game, there won't be much time available for Dellavedova. Of course, this game could get ugly again.
May 21 - 7:44 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) is questionable for Game 3 vs. the Raptors on Saturday.

He is dealing with a left ankle sprain, but he's going to test it out at the morning shootaround before making a decision. If Delly plays it safe and sits out on Saturday, Mo Williams will likely take over the backup PG duties.
May 21 - 10:43 AM

Matthew Dellavedova finished Wednesday's home loss with six points, four rebounds and two assists in a mere six minutes of action.

Delly started the game but was benched after halftime as a precaution, with Dahntay Jones taking over as a starter. Last year's playoff heroics notwithstanding, Dellavedova isn't on the fantasy radar while Kyrie Irving is healthy.
Apr 13 - 11:48 PM

Matthew Dellavedova will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

Kyrie Irving (ankle) is returning to action, so those of you who picked up Dellavedova can move on. He's averaging 7.2 points, 4.2 assists, 2.0 boards, 0.6 steals and 1.2 3-pointers off the bench this season.
Apr 5 - 6:50 PM

Matthew Dellavedova started vs. the Hornets on Sunday and notched six points, five rebounds and nine assists in 31 minutes during the Cavs' home victory.

Delly earned the start in place of Kyrie Irving, who is day-to-day with a sprained ankle. His two made field goals were both 3-pointers and he is Tyronn Lue's clear favorite behind Irving, but neither he nor Mo Williams (six points in 13 minutes) is worth owning in typical leagues.
Apr 3 - 6:20 PM

Matthew Dellavedova will start Sunday vs. the Hornets with Kyrie Irving (ankle) unavailable.

In Dellavedova's previous 12 starts this season he has compiled averages of 9.9 points, 5.8 assists, 2.4 boards, 1.8 triples and 1.6 turnovers per contest on 45.7 percent shooting from the field. He's someone to consider as a low-end streamer option or punt play in DFS.
Apr 3 - 1:50 PM

Matthew Dellavedova could get a maintenance day down the stretch.

Coach Tyronn Lue wants to keep all of his players fresh for the postseason, but there aren't too many fantasy implications here because Dellavedova is better suited for deeper leagues anyways. The Cavs have a back-to-back set coming up on Thursday vs. the Nets and Friday vs. the Hawks. Mo Williams will soak up Delly's minutes if he ever sits.
Mar 27 - 1:28 PM

Matthew Dellavedova scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in a start on Saturday against the Knicks.

He filled in for Kyrie Irving (rest) tonight and will move back to his bench role. Dellavedova is really going to have to be hot from the field to have value in DFS because his usage rate is so small, but he adds some dimes, steals and treys for owners in standard-style leagues. Just keep that in mind the next time Irving rests.
Mar 26 - 11:51 PM

Matthew Dellavedova will start on Saturday vs. the Knicks.

He will replace Kyrie Irving (rest) in the first unit tonight. Mo Williams (knee) could also return to action on Saturday, but his minutes will likely be limited. In 11 previous starts this season, Dellavedova has averages of 9.9 points, 6.2 assists, 2.3 boards and 1.7 3-pointers, so he's worth a look in DFS.
Mar 26 - 10:47 AM

Matthew Dellavedova scored 10 points with seven assists, three 3-pointers, one rebound and one steal in 26 minutes vs. the Hornets on Wednesday.

When Dellavedova is playing alongside Cleveland's starters, minus Kyrie Irving, the Cavs average +22.4 points per 100 possessions. It's easy to see why coach Tyronn Lue prefers him as a backup over Mo Williams, but it's not a situation that will yield fantasy value while Kyrie is healthy.
Feb 24 - 10:14 PM

Matthew Dellavedova played 29 minutes on Sunday, finishing a win vs. the Thunder with two points, seven assists and one rebound.

His minutes spiked due to Kyrie Irving's early exit with an illness, so this doesn't have any long-term consequences. The only real takeaway for fantasy owners is that Delly is the clear-cut backup PG in Cleveland -- Mo Williams picked up a DNP-CD.
Feb 21 - 6:40 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) returned on Thursday against the Bulls with seven points, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes.

He picked up all of the backup point guard minutes tonight and didn't get any minutes as a combo guard. Dellavedova won't have much value while Kyrie Irving is healthy.
Feb 18 - 11:12 PM

Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will play against the Bulls on Thursday.

He will back up Kyrie Irving and should see minutes around 20, assuming he stays healthy. Mo Williams may be bumped from the rotation tonight. Dellavedova is only worth a look in deep leagues.
Feb 18 - 7:25 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Mo Williams
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3James Jones
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Timofey Mozgov
3Sasha Kaun