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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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The Cavs have re-signed Matthew Dellavedova to a 1-year, $1.2 million contract, sources told ESPN.
In other words, it's the qualifying contract offer. That's not exactly the pay raise so many were projecting for Delly during his postseason run as Kyrie Irving's (knee) fill-in, but he was badly exposed as he got more minutes than he should have. He'll return to his usual role as a reserve/energizer bunny for Cleveland. Jul 27 - 12:07 PM

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The Blazers are reportedly interested in restricted free agent point guard Matthew Dellavedova.

The Cavaliers and Dellavedova have been in contract talks for a while now, but it's no secret that Cleveland is running out of cap space. The Cavs did sign Mo Williams this summer which is a huge upgrade over Delly, so it's possible that a team such as the Blazers would be able to pry him away from Cleveland. Regardless of where he lands, Delly won't be a factor in fantasy leagues.
Jul 26 - 9:34 AM

Cavs GM David Griffin said the team is interested in bringing back RFA Matthew Dellavedova.

"We’d like to bring both of them back if it can be worked out. In Delly’s case the restricted free agency is a totally different process," he said. The Cavs won't bid against themselves and certainly won't overpay after signing Mo Williams in free agency.
Jul 13 - 9:20 AM

The Cavs and Matthew Dellavedova are reportedly closing in on a multi-year deal.

The deal will reportedly give Delly an annual salary in the $3-5 million range, and it sounds like he'll be returning to Cleveland next season. Dellavedova is a decent guy to target in daily leagues when Kyrie Irving is unavailable, but he won't be worth drafting in most leagues as the backup point guard in Cleveland.
Jul 3 - 10:01 AM

The Cavs have extended a qualifying contract offer to G Matthew Dellavedova.

He'll now be a restricted free agent, but his return to Cleveland is up in the air as the Cavs have much larger fish to fry ahead of Delly's contract situation.
Jun 29 - 2:01 PM

David Griffin said that he will extend a qualifying offer to Matthew Dellavedova, making him a restricted free agent this offseason.

Dellavedova had a handful of very nice games during the Cavs postseason run once Kyrie Irving went down, but he's still not much more than a backup point guard in the NBA. His hustle is impressive, but Cleveland did try to find an upgrade to Delly throughout the regular-season, so if he receives an offer on the open market that's higher than around $3 million annually, he may not be retained. As a backup point guard, he has zero fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jun 18 - 4:29 PM

Matthew Dellavedova scored only one point in 25 ineffective minutes on Tuesday, recording four rebounds and two assists with two turnovers and six personal fouls.

Delly's first Finals has taken a wide arc from heroics in Games 1-3 to some miserable play over the past week. He was asked to defend the league MVP while providing far more off-the-dribble offense than he's used to, so his struggles were primarily a case of unrealistic expectations. If nothing else, the Cavs' undrafted PG has proven that he belongs in the NBA for years to come.
Jun 17 - 12:31 AM

Matthew Dellavedova logged 42 minutes in Sunday's Game 5 loss, scoring five points on 2-of-9 shooting (1-of-5 from deep) with zero rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Delly wasn't able to make an imprint on the game as he had earlier in the series, and though he has played some admirable defense at times he has been obscenely overhyped as a Stephen Curry stopper this series. His main job right now, especially since Iman Shumpert is Cleveland's preferred option on Curry, is to make his open 3-pointers. The 40 percent shooter from this season is hitting just 23 percent in the Finals, so at home isn't the worst place for a positive regression to occur.
Jun 14 - 11:20 PM

Cavs' head coach David Blatt said that Matthew Dellavedova is more himself today than he was prior to Game 4.

Delly looked gassed during Game 4's blowout loss, but he's had a full two days of rest to get ready for Sunday's Game 5 in Oakland. Cleveland really doesn't have many options to play behind Dellavedova, so his minutes will likely be in the 40s tonight, and it'll be interesting to see how he handles that workload. Additionally, Blatt would not give any details on his starting lineup, saying "we'll all have to live with the mystery" until tipoff, so we'll have to wait and see if he makes a change to counter Steve Kerr's lineup change.
Jun 14 - 6:51 PM

Matthew Dellavedova was on the other end of the spectrum during a loss on Thursday, making 3-of-14 from the field for 10 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and three turnovers.

He was a hero for his out-of-his-mind game on Tuesday, but Delly just didn't have it tonight. The medical staff did work on him during this game in an effort to prevent cramping and that may have been a factor tonight. On the bright side, Dellavedova had some good passes and his perimeter defense was up to par, as well. Luckily for him, he'll have two days off before Game 5 on Sunday.
Jun 12 - 12:12 AM

Matthew Dellavedova does not have a minutes restriction for Game 4 on Thursday.

What choice does coach David Blatt have? Dellavedova said he was the most exhausted he's ever been following his trip to the hospital on Tuesday night, but the Cavs need Delly for close to 40 minutes tonight. We'll see if he can keep his momentum going.
Jun 11 - 7:36 PM

Matthew Dellavedova said he's fully recovered from the dehydration he suffered in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Dellavedova wasn't in any danger of missing Game 4, but it sounds like he's fully recovered after requiring a hospital trip and IV after Game 3. While he said he would out his usual pre-game cup of black coffee on Thursday, we'll look for Dellavedova to see a minor decrease in minutes as the Cavs try to alleviate his workload.
Jun 11 - 12:23 PM

Matthew Dellavedova said his dehydration won't cause him to miss Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

After needing an IV to stem dehydration from Game 3, Dellavedova said he'll be ready for Game 4 on Thursday. "Right now, it’s just getting as much fluids in as you can, just trying to eat a lot," Dellavedova said on Wednesday. Asked if Australia should consider knighting Dellavedova, LeBron James said, "Whatever that guy wants or needs, I’m all for it." We'll look for a decreased workload for Delly in Game 4, but it's unlikely he see less than 30 minutes due to the Cavaliers truncated rotation.
Jun 11 - 9:42 AM

Matthew Dellavedova said he'll be ready to play on Thursday.

"That's probably the tiredest I’ve been," Dellavedova said. "It’s good we don’t have to play back-to-backs." He needed an IV and a trip to the hospital, but Delly will be ready to go. While his 20 points in Game 3 get a lot of attention, his defense on treys has been massive. In fact, Dellavedova's man has made just 17.6 percent from deep in the NBA Finals (per SportVU).
Jun 10 - 2:40 PM

According to head coach David Blatt, Matthew Dellavedova (cramping) and Iman Shumpert (shoulder) are expected to play in Game 4 on Thursday.

Dellavedova spent the night at a hospital after dealing with severe cramping and dehydration, but he is expected to be fine moving forward. When Blatt told Dellavedova that his minutes would be limited in Game 4, Dellavedova said, "No, You're not." You have to admire the Aussie's toughness, and his defense on Stephen Curry has been phenomenal in this series. Dellavedova will meet the media soon, so we will pass along any details as necessary.
Jun 10 - 1:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Mo Williams
3Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Joe Harris
4Jared Cunningham
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3Cedi Osman
4Sir'Dominic Pointer
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun