The last time Matthew Dellavedova suited up for the Cleveland Cavaliers blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals with the first ever unanimous MVP. While the stakes are much lower Monday night, Delly will once again done the wine and gold while taking on his former team.
According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Dellavedova will suit up for the Cavs against the Milwaukee Bucks, and may even start.
OK, so, Matthew Dellavedova will play tonight for his old team, against his old team. LD wasn’t sure if Delly would start. Rodney Hood (toe) was on the court for early work. He’s questionable. Clarkson (back) looked sore, but wasn’t ruled out either. Nwaba (knee) still out— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) December 10, 2018
Presumably if he starts it will be alongside Collin Sexton if Rodney Hood is unable to play. The move would be a little surprising, as Alec Burks was solid against the Wizards Saturday night. However it’s possible that Drew wants to keep Burks in a reserve role so he can continue to develop chemistry with the second unit.
Dellavedova hasn’t been as successful in Milwaukee as he was in Cleveland, but has still shown consistent three point range. With his range and ability to limit turnovers, he should be able to provide on-court value to the team. Even if his greatest contributions will be in practice and the locker room.