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REPORT: Cavs Made Finalized Decision On Matthew Dellavedova’s Contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Matthew Dellavedova when he agreed to a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks when free agency began on July 1st. Delly is expected to sign his contract on July 7th, and the Cavs will have three days to match that.

However, according to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, the Cavs have already made their decision, and they will not match the offer allowing Dellavedova to become a Buck.

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.

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Dellavedova will surely be missed the Cavs, as he brought an intangible grit and grind mentality to a team that very much needed it. In his three years with the Cavs, Delly averaged 5.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists, but was a major contributor off the bench with his unprecedented chemistry with LeBron James and Tristan Thompson.

Good luck out there Delly! Thank you for everything!

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