With both Australia and Brazil being eliminated from the FIBA World Cup it means that both Anderson Varejao and Matthew Dellavedova are finished representing their countries and will be able to turn their attention back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The most important thing is that they made it through the tournament without suffering any injuries. While neither country made it to the medal rounds, both players had pretty strong showings for their countries.
Dellavedova finished the tournament averaging 7.5 points, 3.7 assists and 0.8 steals in 22 minutes per game. He shot 37.8% from the floor and 38.9% from behind the arc. Australia went 3-3 in their World Cup run with one of those loses coming in controversial fashion as they sat many key players against Angola in order to avoid Team USA. Unfortunately their apparent tanking didn't help them advance as far as they hoped when they lost to Turkey on a buzzer beater in the round of 16. Dellavedova was a +25 in the tournament.
Varejao averaged 8.7 points and 8 rebounds in 24 minutes a game off the bench for Brazil. He shot 50% from the floor and 61.2% from the free throw line. Brazil made it to the quarter finals before they were embarrassed 84-56 by Serbia.
Kyrie Irving is now the lone Cavalier in the tournament. He and Team USA will take on Lithuania Thursday at 3 pm ET in the semi finals. The winner of that match up will take on the winner of Friday's Serbia vs France in the gold medal game.