Matthew Dellavedova’s time with the Cleveland Cavaliers has officially come to an end. According to reports, the 30-year-old has decided to part ways with the Cavs to return to his native of Australia.
According to Chris Fedor of cleveland.com, Delly has agreed to terms with Melbourne United of the NBL. The 6-foot-3 point guard parts ways with the Cavs after six seasons on two separate stints.
Dellavedova joined the Cavs as an undrafted rookie in 2013. He was part of the LeBron James-led 2016 side that historically won the NBA title over the Golden State Warriors.
After that memorable season, the Cavs traded Dellavedova to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he spent the next three years of his career. He then re-joined the Cavs as a free agent in 2018. Delly’s current deal expired at the end of the 2020-21 campaign which made him an unrestricted free agent. Cleveland decided not to offer him a new contract, and he also wasn’t able to secure a new deal with any other team in the NBA. This led to his decision to head back home to Australia to join the domestic league.
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Dellavedova holds career averages with the Cavs of 5.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. He played just 13 games for Cleveland last term, averaging 17.2 minutes off the bench.
Matthew Dellavedova is a well-loved figure among the Cavs faithful and everything he’s contributed to the franchise is appreciated. Best of luck in your career, Delly!