The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that guard Matthew Dellavedova will miss tonight's game vs. the Utah Jazz with a left knee injury. Dellavedova suffered the injury in the Cavaliers' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and left the game with 4:40 left to play. According to the Cavs, Dellavedova will have further tests today in Salt Lake City to evaluate the knee. Additionally, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, there is concern that Deallavedova's knee is sprained and he could miss up to three weeks.
CLE announces Dellavedova is out tonight because of his L knee. There is concern it could be sprained, which would sideline him 1-3 weeks— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 5, 2014
Dellavedova has been a central part of Cleveland's rotation so far this season. Through three games, he is playing 19.7 minutes per game while averaging 2.7 points and shooting 30 percent from the field. Last year as a rookie, Dellavedova appeared in 72 games and found a role as a energetic three-and-d type next to Kyrie Irving.
It should be interesting to see how Cavs coach David Blatt adjusts his rotation without Dellavedova available. So far, when the Cavs have gone small in the fourth quarter, Dellavedova has replaced Dion Waiters at shooting guard. It's possibly that Waiters takes the majority of Dellavedova's minutes, but Waiters is already playing over 30 minutes per game.