In addition to Kevin Love, the Cavaliers will have a second representative at the upcoming Olympics Games in Tokyo: Matthew Dellavedova.
On Saturday, the Basketball Australia announced its roster for the Olympics featuring Dellavedova, Spurs guard Patty Mills, Jazz wing Joe Ingles, Rockets guard (and ex-Cav) Dante Exum and 76ers wing Matisse Thybulle.
Dreamed about this as a kid https://t.co/jOBucKnaVR— Matthew Dellavedova (@matthewdelly) July 3, 2021
MEET YOUR @Tokyo2020 MEN’S OLYMPIC TEAM!— Basketball Australia (@BasketballAus) July 3, 2021
A well rounded mix of Olympic Games’ experience and fresh faces joining the Boomers line up!
Selection details: https://t.co/CL9NMzISRZ@AUSOlympicTeam #TokyoTogether#WeAreBasketball pic.twitter.com/k0FvkDXRHp
Notable names not on the roster include Ben Simmons (who opted not to play) and possible 2021 lottery pick Josh Giddey.
This will be Dellavedova’s third Olympics and a chance for him to get some court time (even if he doesn’t start) after a concussion and other injuries cost him 47 games to open last season. He came back in April, but suffered a neck strain soon after that ended his season.
Dellavedova is set to be a free agent this summer, but it’s possible he’s back on another one-year deal to be a veteran backup and voice in the locker room.