HoopsHype Matthew Dellavedova rumors

October 10, 2013 Updates

The Cavaliers are enamored with Australian Matthew Dellavedova, who is competing for the third point guard spot behind Kyrie Irving and Jarrett Jack. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Dellavedova signed a partially guaranteed, two-year, $1.3 million contract. He’ll likely make the final roster. “I’m expecting to try to make the team,” he said. “That’s what I’m here to do.” Despite being at a disadvantage athletically, Dellavedova’s intangibles are what separate him from some of the free-agent invitees. “If I were to bet, I’d bet half my salary that I’d get a dunk before he does, and I’m not even playing anymore,” Cavs coach Mike Brown said. “He’s a non-athlete, but he gets everything out of his body you could hope or ask for. That’s all you want.” News-Herald

October 1, 2013 Updates

Other non-roster players vying for spots are Australian point guard Matthew Dellavedova, Miami (Fla.) forward Kenny Kadji, St. Bonaventure forward Michael Lee, Georgetown center Henry Sims, Central Florida guard Jermaine Taylor and former first-round pick Elliot Williams, a guard from Memphis. Dellavedova signed a partially guaranteed, two-year deal and is expected to secure the third-point guard spot. That leaves six other players vying for one spot. Sulia

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The third point guard role with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers essentially is Matthew Dellavedova's to lose, the Aussie Olympian signing a two-year, $1.3 million non/partially-guaranteed minimum contract. Dellavedova, who turned 23 on Sunday, impressed the Cavs during his Summer League games for Cleveland in Las Vegas where he was likened to NBA stars suchn as Steve Nash and Mark Price. A roster spot is there for the taking behind burgeoning Melbourne-born star Kyrie Irving and recently acquired Jarrett Jack. Australia's starting point guard at the London Olympics yesterday tweeted: "Thanks everyone for the support (and birthday wishes) - have a partial guarantee which means I still have to make the team at training camp." Daily Telegraph

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Australian point guard Matthew Dellavedova's NBA dream isn't over. Just days after the 30 NBA clubs snubbed him at the draft, the 22-year-old Victorian and Australian Olympic squad member has been given a temporary shot at the NBA by the Orlando Magic. MSN.co.nz

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The Indiana Pacers will hold their fifth workouts open to the media with prospects for the 2013 NBA Draft on Tuesday, June 18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Prospects will work out in front of team officials and conduct interviews with the media beginning at 12:30 PM. Players scheduled to workout for the Pacers on Saturday are Matt Dellavedova (St. Mary's), Angel Sharpless (Elizabeth City State), Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State), Zeke Marshall (Akron), and Jeff Withey (Kansas). The list of players is subject to change. NBA.com

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Also expected to work out Monday are Patriot League player of the year Mike Muscala of Bucknell and Summit League player of the year Nate Wolters of South Dakota State. They are scheduled to be joined by Mississippi forward Reggie Buckner, North Carolina swingman Reggie Bullock, Saint Mary’s guard Matt Dellavedova, Wake Forest guard C.J. Harris, Gonzaga forward Elias Harris, Providence guard Ricky Ledo, North Texas forward Tony Mitchell and Kansas center Jeff Withey. NBA.com

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