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Matthew Dellavedova facing possible retirement due to ongoing concussions

One of the two remaining members from the 2016 Championship squad is fighting for his career.

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In a report from The Athletic, it has been discovered that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova is facing possible retirement due to a concussion he suffered on December 12 in the team’s win over the Indiana Pacers.

Nearly two months later, Dellavedova is still experiencing problematic symptoms that are preventing him from ramping up workouts in any real capacity. Retirement is on the table for Dellavedova but he would like to try and get back on the court. But, head injuries and the symptoms that come with them are tricky and take forever to heal. Dellavedova has endured multiple concussions during his seven NBA seasons and a concussion suffered late in the 2018-19 season caused him to miss the last 16 games of that season.

Dellavedova has averaged 5.6 points and 3.7 assists, with a .368 shooting percentage from 3-point range over his career. He returned to the Cavs for this season on a one-year, $2.1 million deal and was supposed to back up guards Darius Garland and Collin Sexton, and continue his role as a veteran mentor. Here’s hoping for the best that he has a speedy recovery.