Matthew Dellavedova agrees to one-year deal with Cavs
by Scott Sargent
The pieces continue to fall into place. After being rumored to have been looking for a $4 million-per-year deal in the free agent market, Matthew Dellavedova will reportedly return to Cleveland on what looks to be a $1.2 million contract, the team’s qualifying offer. ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin was first to report this news.
Dellavedova will likely assume the role of third point guard on the Cavs with the team recently signing Mo Williams to a two-year, $4.3 million deal. What Williams provides offensively, Dellavedova will be able to do in the way of defense and the occasional three-pointer. He also brings along experience in playing with a unit that will be largely similar to that of the 2014-15 Eastern Conference Champions.
In 67 games last season, Dellavedova averaged 4.8 points and 3.0 assists while shooting nearly 41 percent from three-point range. In the postseason, filling in for an injured Kyrie Irving through the NBA Finals, Dellavedova averaged 7.2 points and 2.7 assists. A fan favorite due to his style of play, Delly made just $816,482 last season, making his new deal a bit of a raise.
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