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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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Andrew Bogut said that he urged the Warriors to take a chance on Matthew Dellavedova in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Bogut and Dellavedova are teammates on the Australian national team, so Bogut knew what the Warriors were missing out on when they selected Nemanja Nedovic with the 30th pick in the draft. "I was trying to get him (Dellavedova) here actually, but we didn't have a roster spot at the time," Bogut said. Dellavedova has played a key role for the Cavaliers in a backup role to Kyrie Irving, and he was particularly impressive in the series against the Hawks when Irving was forced to sit out two games. In terms of fantasy, Dellavedova won't be a reliable option in DFS unless Irving has to miss any action. May 31 - 11:26 AM

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Head coach David Blatt said that Matthew Dellavedova was dealing with an illness in Game 4 vs. the Hawks.

Dellavedova played just 17 minutes in Game 4 after playing 45 in Game 3, but the biggest reason why he saw a reduced role was because Kyrie Irving (knee) returned from a two-game absence. The NBA Finals don't take place until June 4, so Dellavedova will have more than enough time to fully recover. However, with Irving active, he won't see enough run to matter in fantasy leagues.
May 27 - 11:44 AM

Matthew Dellavedova got the job done for the Cavs in Friday's Game 1 win over the Hawks, scoring 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with six rebounds, four assists and one steal in fill-in duty for Kyrie Irving.

Delly played great defense and was aggressive against a shell-shocked Hawks squad. The Cavs might decide to buy some rest for Irving after the way the Hawks looked beaten tonight, so we could see some more big outings for the St. Marys product in DFS formats.
May 22 - 11:03 PM

Matthew Dellavedova was the best guard on the floor against the Bulls on Thursday, making 7-of-11 from the field for 19 points with two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

Kyrie Irving (knee) didn't play in the second half and LeBron James wasn't at his best on offense, but Delly carried the Cavs in the third to put this game out of reach. He also was on top of his game on the defensive end. The Cavs will have a few days off at the very least, so Kyrie might be able to make it back. Still, a ton of credit goes to Dellavedova for tonight.
May 14 - 10:55 PM

Matthew Dellavedova started the second half for Kyrie Irving (knee).

Irving has a big brace on his knee and maybe the Cavs are just being careful because of their double-digit lead. It'll be interesting to see what happens if the Bulls make it close.
May 14 - 9:34 PM

Matthew Dellavedova struggled from the field during Sunday's blowout loss to the Celtics, scoring just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field, with nine assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and four turnovers through 32 minutes of action.

Dellavedova isn't a guy that can rack up the statistics, so tonight's struggles sans Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, and Kevin Love shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone. He's averaging just 4.6 points and 2.8 assists on the season, and he'll likely return to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons. Whether he's starting or coming off the bench, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Apr 12 - 5:34 PM

Matthew Dellavedova will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

Iman Shumpert, Shawn Marion, Tristan Thompson, and Timofey Mozgov will join Dellavedova in the starting unit with the Cavs resting all their regular starters aside from Mozzy. Shumpert and Thompson offer the most upside out of the group, and they are both worth considering as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues.

Matthew Dellavedova played 41 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Kyrie Irving (hip) didn't play tonight, but he was very close to suiting up. Irving should be ready soon and Dellavedova is one of the worst per-minute guys out there, so there's no need to grab him in most leagues. The Cavs play on a busy Sunday against these same Celtics.
Apr 10 - 11:33 PM

Matthew Dellavedova will likely be in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Celtics with Kyrie Irving (hip) out.

Through 11 starts this season Dellavedova has put in averages of 7.6 points, 4.7 assists, and 1.9 three-pointers per game. If you're in an extremely deep league and searching for a streamer option to close the gap in the 3-point category, you can justify picking up Dellavedova, but he's not a great option in most leagues. LeBron James and Kevin Love are going to run the offense with Irving out, and those would be the guys to target in daily leagues.
Apr 10 - 7:11 PM

Matthew Dellavedova made another fill-in start for Kyrie Irving (shoulder) on Sunday, notching three points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 42 minutes.

He's shooting a combined 27.3 percent over his past two starts and anyone who grabbed him for temporary value can cut him loose, as Irving is due back on Tuesday. The Cavs' purported 'rising star' is nowhere near standard-league fantasy relevance.
Mar 1 - 7:20 PM

Matthew Dellavedova made 5-of-18 from the field for 14 points against the Pacers on Friday with 10 rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes during a start.

His 18 shots from the field were close to double his previous season high (10). Even if Kyrie Irving (shoulder) needs to miss time, fantasy owners should not be expecting a lot out of Dellavedova in the coming days.
Feb 27 - 11:27 PM

Matthew Dellavedova is expected to start against the Pacers on Friday.

This isn't really a noteworthy move for fantasy. In his 148 minutes next to LeBron James and Kevin Love with Kyrie on the bench, Dellavedova holds an 8.0 usage rate to go with an effective field goal percentage of 23.7. He's only an option in deep leagues tonight and averages about 0.3 DFS points per minute in most formats in the aforementioned situations.
Feb 27 - 4:02 PM

Cavaliers G Matthew Dellavedova has been added to the Rising Stars game during All-Star weekend.

Dellavedova is more of a 'rising rotation player' than a star, but it's a nice recognition for the blue-collar guard who's averaging 4.3 points and 2.8 assists in 20 minutes per game for the Cavs. Dellavedova, who was born in Australia, will join a 'World Team' roster that includes guys like Giannis Antetokoumpo (Greece), Rudy Gobert (France), Gorgui Dieng (Senegal), Nikola Mirotic (Montenegro) and Jusuf Nurkic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Feb 11 - 6:35 PM

Matthew Dellavedova made another start on Tuesday with LeBron James (knee) unavailable, notching six points, two 3-pointers and two assists in 21 minutes.

Dellavedova is a cerebral player with a tough defensive mindset, which is a blessing for the Cavs, but he doesn't do enough to warrant fantasy attention in typical leagues. He's averaging 3.6 points, 0.9 threes, 2.7 assists and 0.4 steals in just 20 minutes per game this season, and any value he might have is undermined by 30.6 percent shooting.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:09:00 PM

Matthew Dellavedova will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks with LeBron James (knee soreness) sidelined.

It sounds like the Cavs are going to run with a small-ball lineup, and Dellavedova will be a risky plug-and-play option in daily leagues. It is worth mentioning the that Dellavedova had a nice game the last time LeBron James was out of the lineup, but the primary beneficiaries of LeBron's absence will still be Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Joe Harris
4James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Brendan Haywood
3Kendrick Perkins
4Anderson Varejao