Dellavedova provided 11 points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and one assist over 15 minutes in Sunday's 100-98 Game 4 win over the Pistons. Though the Cavs swept the first-round series, the Pistons kept most games competitive, which forced starting point guard Kyrie Irving to log big minutes. As a result, fewer court time was left over for Dellavedova, who played no more than 22 minutes in any contest. He finished the first round with averages of 9.5 points (on 56.5% shooting) and four assists in 18 minutes.
Dellavedova will draw the start in Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons, Pistons' radio announcer Mark Champion reports. Dellavedova will start in playce of Kyrie Irving. Irving will still suit up, but is not expected to play. Dellavedova should have an opportunity to obtain a healthy workload due to a majority of the Cavaliers' regular rotational players sitting out.
Dellavedova delivered six points (2-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt), nine assists, and five rebounds in 31 minutes during the Cavaliers' 112-103 win against the Hornets on Sunday. Dellavedova started in place of the injured Kyrie Irving (ankle) on Sunday, and did not disappoint. Dellavedova will continue to start whenever Irving sits out down the stretch, and the Cavaliers are already heavy favorites to earn the top seed in the East. Depending on Irving's status over the last handful of games, Dellavedova could make for a sneaky but solid play in most fantasy leagues.
Dellavedova is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hornets, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Kyrie Irving is sitting out with a sprained ankle, so Dellavedova is being promoted into the starting lineup. It's unclear how long Irving will be sidelined, but until he's back in the lineup, Dellavedova should see an increase in his normal allotment of minutes. Over his last 10 games, Dellavedova is averaging 5.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists over 21 minutes.
Dellavedova compiled four points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt), eight assists, and two rebounds in 20 minutes during the Cavaliers' 106-100 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday. Dellavedova matched Kyrie Irving and James Harden for the game-high in assists, but Dellavedova committed zero turnovers. His efforts were not enough to help the Cavaliers earn the win without LeBron James (rest), but Dellavedova has a very firm hold on the backup point guard position. Furthermore, he has enough size and grit to man the shooting guard spot, which allows him to soak up more than just Irving's leftover minutes.
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