Matthew Dellavedova’s college basketball career may have recently ended at Saint Mary’s College this past season, but his professional career is just beginning.The All-American signed a non-guaranteed two-year, $1.3 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 6’4’’ point guard went undrafted in the NBA Draft in June, but was invited to play for the Cavaliers in the Las Vegas Summer League where his numbers did not necessarily stand out, but still showed potential distributing the ball.
After all, Cleveland is in need of a third string point guard behind Kyrie Irving and Jarrett Jack, who are both known to be injury prone.
Delly said in a recent tweet:
The former Gael averaged 15.8 points and 6.4 assists as a senior, leading Saint Mary’s to the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He left as the schools all-time leader in points, assists, games played, and three pointers made.
He will now look at transition his game to the next level, as he will have to impress head coach Mike Brown even more in the upcoming NBA training camp if he wants to make Cleveland’s regular season roster.
Even if Dellavedova does not make the roster right away, he will play in the NBA Development League where he could then earn a spot on the roster later on this year or next season.