Dellavedova to play with Cav’s, not Magic


Dellavedova will play summer league with the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Orlando Magic as previously thought. Dellavedova said in a tweet on Sunday afternoon:

The Saint Mary’s point guard who averaged over 15 points and 6.4 assists went undrafted in last weeks NBA Draft, but will have a decent chance to make the Cavaliers roster, who went a mere 24-58 last season.

They currently have true point guards Kyrie Irving, Shaun Livingston and Dion Waiters on their roster, and could use a player like Dellavedova to relieve Irving of some ball-handling and distributing to make him even more of a scoring threat.

Cleveland who selected Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft also chose Russian Sergey Karasev, California’s Allen Crabbe, and Arizona State’s Carrick Felix with their picks, but all three as described as shooting guards or small forwards who are more of scorers than distributors. For this reason Dellavedova has an even greater chance to make the Cavaliers roster than in Orlando who he was previously reported to go.

The Cavaliers summer league will begin July 12 in Las Vegas against the LA Lakers.