“My goal is to get back to the NBA. I feel like I’ve got a lot more left in the tank, a lot of things to improve on,” Dellavedova said. “There were some talks with NBA teams, nothing concrete at this stage. Overseas there were pretty significant offers, but I’ve always wanted to come and play here.”
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Matthew Dellavedova: “The body is feeling great. That’s the main thing, I feel like I just need to put a good chunk of time together training but also games. Playing a lot of minutes and having the ball in my hands, making decisions and things like that. I’m going to have a great opportunity to do that with United. A shorter season, long preparation of preseason with the season being pushed back is going to allow me to put a good chunk of work together and be in really good shape and condition.”
Matthew Dellavedova: “The last two years I haven’t strung a lot of healthy games together so that’s slowed that progression down, and I think that’s why getting a lot of games in a row and more minutes and probably more shots than I would get in an NBA game will help my development as well.”
Olgun Uluc: Matthew Dellavedova has agreed to a deal with Melbourne United, multiple sources told ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: One-year, minimum deal on Dellavedova’s return to the Cavaliers, source tells ESPN.
Olgun Uluc: Matthew Dellavedova has agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told ESPN.
Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova, who are free agents, Andre Drummond, who has a player option, and Cedi Osman, who’s still overseas, will not be in attendance. Four G-Leaguers from the Canton Charge – along with their coach Nate Reinking – will play in the Bubble: Matt Mooney, Marques Bolden, Levi Randolph and two-way player, Dean Wade. Everyone but Randolph spent time with the parent club last year.
Chris Fedor: I think the Cavs want Delly back. Delly is not going to have a huge market. This free agency is going to be wild to begin with. A lot of these guys are going to push for one-year deals so that they can get back into free agency in 2021. And I don’t think there are enough NBA teams that view Delly as a clear cut backup point guard.
“It is a unique time being a free agent for next season and the timeline being pushed back for where we are going to live next year and what city we are going to be in,” Dellavedova said during a Collectivei Forecast zoom conference call on Friday morning. “I’m just taking it day by day and enjoying this time with my wife and six-month-old, it’s incredible to see how much he is growing and changing every day so I’m definitely not taking that for granted.”
Dellavedova told the crowd at Fed Square that playing under legendary point guard Jason Kidd was a key in signing with the Bucks. “To be able to play for a coach who is one of the best point guards of all time, I’m going to be able to learn a lot off him and try to really expand my game and be in more of a leadership role than I was in Cleveland,” he said.
“My agent was talking to a fair few teams, the Bucks were interested, Sacramento, the Cavs, but Milwaukee just seemed like a really good fit for me (as a) young up and coming team that’s got a lot of potential.”
The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired guard Matthew Dellavedova and cash considerations in a sign-and-trade deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today. As part of the deal, Milwaukee will send the draft rights to Albert Miralles to the Cavaliers. Terms of Dellavedova’s contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will orchestrate a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks that will send restricted free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova to the division rival, league sources informed Cleveland.com.
In return, Cleveland will receive a $4.8 million trade exception, cash and the rights to Albert Miralles, league sources told cleveland.com.
Dellavedova, 25, is expected to sign his deal today. The Cavaliers would have had three days to match the offer sheet to retain the services of their backup point guard, but cleveland.com was told that wouldn’t be the case.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will not match the offer sheet restricted free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova agreed to accept from the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources informed cleveland.com. Dellavedova, 25, is expected to sign his four-year, $38.5 million deal shortly after July 7, the first day free agents can sign their contracts. The Cavaliers would have three days to match the offer sheet to retain the services of their backup point guard, but cleveland.com was told that wouldn’t be the case.
Rick Noland: Delly 4-year, $38.5M offer sheet from Bucks. If I’m Cavs, I strongly consider matching
LeBron James: Congrats to my brother! @matthewdelly on his deal! Good luck in Milwaukee! Very deserving to you and your family. 1
David Aldridge: Cavaliers will have 3 days to match Bucks’ 4/$38.4M offer sheet to Delly. Not commenting today.
Brian Windhorst: Bucks had some sign-and-trade discussions with Cavs on Dellavedova but there’s no traction as yet. Bucks are not expecting a match.
David Aldridge: Confirming Matthew Dellavedova four-year, $38.4M deal with Bucks, per source.
Zach Lowe: Bucks are nearing a 4-year, $38M deal for Matthew Dellavedova, sources tell ESPN.com
Jason Jones: As for the Kings and point guard help, Matthew Dellavedova is a sign-and-trade possibility, I’m told. He’s a RFA.
Among the free agents contacted by the Sacramento Kings early Friday morning were Dion Waiters, Ryan Anderson and Matthew Dellavedova, league sources told The Vertical. Waiters is considered one of the Kings’ top targets, a source said.
Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova is receiving some early interest during the start of free agency. The Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks have all reached out to the camp of the Australian backup point guard to gauge interest, league sources informed cleveland.com.
Eric Pincus: The Cleveland Cavaliers issued qualifying offer to Matt Dellavedova – making him a restricted free agent @BBallInsiders
The Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks are interested in Cleveland Cavaliers unrestricted free agent point guard Matthew Dellavedova, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst said the following on Zach Lowe’s ‘Lowe Post’ Podcast. They could’ve signed Matthew Dellavedova to a $2 or $3 million a year contract and now I think someone is coming in with a $10 million offer sheet. For some reason, (chuckles) and I got a pretty good idea why, the Milwaukee Bucks attended Cavs games in the playoffs like they were a fan of the team. They had scouts there…Jason Kidd came to one of the games. I think the Bucks have zeroed in on Dellavedova. I think they intend to offer him a bunch of money. The Detroit Pistons were hanging around in the playoffs a lot, sending scouts. They weren’t sending scouts to evaluate J.R. (Smith), I think they intend to go after Dellavedova.
“Delly needs to play like this to stay in the league,” former teammate Anderson Varejao told The Vertical. “If you ask me if Delly is a dirty player, I don’t think he is, but he has a way that he plays. He needs to do this for that team; play hard and tough. That is his way of helping Cleveland.” Dellavedova is only in his third NBA year, a pending free agent whose value has trended upward all season. For any NBA team, he’s a high-end backup point guard, able to advance a franchise’s core principles in team chemistry and defense. For Cavaliers coach Ty Lue, Dellavedova has become a luxury behind Kyrie Irving.
When asked if he would like Dellavedova to join him in Oakland, Bogut said that may not work out as the point guard’s style of play had earned him some “enemies” in the Warriors’ locker room, but added he respected the way his countryman competes. “He plays hard and people think he’s dirty, but I know he’s actually a great fella and we get along really well,” said Bogut, who has also been slapped with a ‘dirty’ tag about which he “couldn’t really give two craps”.
Dave McMenamin: Matthew Dellavedova will return to the Cavs on a one-year deal worth approximately $1.2 million, source w/ knowledge of the deal tells ESPN
Not much movement between the Cavaliers and Matthew Dellavedova on a new contract. A restricted free agent, Dellavedova is seeking a multiyear deal starting at $4 million per season, per a source, and the Cavs have balked, largely due to the enormous luxury tax implications that come with that type of contract.
Jason: Any word on more Cavs signings? Steve Kyler: Was told JR Smith and Delly are next… then they move Haywood for a player or two as a team tries to cut cash.
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Keith Smith: The Shanghai Sharks have signed former NBAers Jimmer Fredette and Noah Vonleh. This will be Fredette’s 5th season with Shanghai. He last played in the NBA in 2019 with the Phoenix Suns. Vonleh was briefly with the Brooklyn Nets last season. This is his first season with Shanghai.
NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Greece for a meeting with the country’s prime minister Thursday and a special ceremony to bestow Greek citizenship on his mother Veronica and younger brother Alex. Antetokounmpo, who led the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA championship in July, attended the ceremony at the official residence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The 26-year-old Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, the son of Nigerian immigrants. He was granted Greek citizenship in 2013, allowing him to travel to the United States and join the Bucks later that year.
“We always felt Greek, but now we have an official stamp and we are happy,” Antetokounmpo told reporters after the ceremony. “Alex and my mom are Greek citizens now.” Antetokounmpo also traveled to Greece in August with his brother Thanassis, carrying the Larry O’Brien NBA championship trophy. He took the trophy to the ancient Acropolis in Athens to celebrate with members of his family.
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Keith Smith: Cleaning up some loose ends on TPEs for the Boston Celtics… The Celtics used the Daniel Theis $5M TPE to acquire Kris Dunn in the three-team deal with the Hawks and Kings. That leaves Boston with five current TPEs. Those TPEs and expiration dates are in the next tweet. 1/2