HoopsHype Matthew Dellavedova rumors

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Matthew Dellavedova apparently didn't have a good time in New Orleans. On top of getting sick with some form of stomach virus, on Saturday The Cavaliers' backup point guard received a warning for violating the NBA's anti-flopping policy during the loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. A video of when this occurred has not been released or discovered. The next time Dellavedova is called for a flop, he will be fined $5,000. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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He grabbed one big offensive rebound in the fourth quarter and batted another to teammate Kevin Love. He drew a charge early in the fourth quarter when the Cavs were mounting their surge. “Delly is a guy that’s always been counted out,” LeBron James said. “He can’t make it, can’t do this, can’t shoot enough, not fast enough, not tall enough. One thing about it, heart and effort will take away a lot of the things that you cannot do. I’ll take a guy like that on my team any day.” Akron Beacon Journal

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James believes Dellavedova reminds him of a former teammate that helped the Heat win two titles. "I had Norris Cole on my team in Miami," James said. "He was the same type of guy. We called him the pit bull. You just put him out there on anybody and he's always going to be successful and know you can never discredit how he goes about the game and how hard he plays. You put him out there for 20 seconds and it will be the hardest 20 seconds he ever played, like he'll never play again... Everything they do won't show up in the box score but teammates and people that know the game know he made an impact." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Guys across the locker room were lavishing praise on Matthew Dellavedova, who had six points and five assists but contributed so much more than that. He kept alive offensive rebounds for which he didn’t get credit. He picked up Amir Johnson on switches out of the pick-and-roll, then boxed Johnson out long enough for the Cavs to gain possession on rebounds. He also drew an offensive foul at the start of the big fourth-quarter run. Akron Beacon Journal

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Doctors in Salt Lake City have diagnosed Cavaliers backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova with a Grade II MCL sprain in his left knee, league sources told Northeast Ohio Media Group. We have been informed that he could miss up to six weeks. The Cavaliers will get Dellavedova checked out in Cleveland before they release any information. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Cleveland won in overtime, but James' night was long finished by that point, as he put up seven points and eight assists in 21 minutes before exiting early to rest. A clip of the play in question went viral, leaving many to wonder whether James had momentarily forgotten which team he plays for now. "For non-basketball people," James began with a smirk when asked about the apparent blooper before the Cavs played the Indiana Pacers in Cincinnati on Wednesday, "our coverage is for me to show and for Delly [Dellavedova] to go under me and we just didn't get the call right at the time. Delly was supposed to slide under me and we kind of ran into each other. "So, for non-basketball people, they like to critique everything that I do. It's stupid." ESPN.com

"My family sent me the link of it," Dellavedova told ESPN.com. "He just showed out [on the ball handler] and I just needed to go under. So, it wasn't really anything. I mean, you know how the media can get, right? It's obviously more crazy with anything involving LeBron." ESPN.com

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Dellavedova acknowledged the Cavs would become a major NBA drawcard with season tickets selling out within minutes of James' announcement. "Our media guy said it will be kind of crazy – I'm sure we will just focus on the summer league and what we need to do," Dellavedova said. "I think it's exciting but we all have to improve as well. "We can't let him take the ball and hope for the best, our whole team has to make sure we pull our weight as well. "I'm just excited to have a chance to get amongst it and win some games." The Age

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