The Bucks officially acquired Dellavedova on Thursday as part of a sign-and-trade with the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers never intended to match the four-year, $38.4 million offer sheet the Bucks extended Dellavedova earlier in the offseason, and in an effort to expedite the deal and forgo the three-day waiting period, the two teams negotiated a trade. In return for Dellavedova, the Cavaliers are only getting back the rights to non-NBA prospect Albert Miralles and some minor cash considerations; in other words, nothing of much consequence. Dellavedova projects to serve as the Bucks' top backup guard, where his skills as a defender and three-point shooter should held a team that struggled in both departments in 2015-16.
Dellavedova will not have his offer sheet from the Bucks matched by the Cavaliers, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Dellavedova signed a four-year, $38 million offer sheet with the Bucks on Friday, but his status as a restricted free agent meant the Cavaliers could match the offer. After further deliberation, the Cavaliers felt as if the offer was out of their price range, so they won't match the offer, meaning Dellavedova will end up with the Bucks barring any last second surprises. Look for him to see a significant role off the bench for the Bucks after losing the likes of Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo in the backcourt.
Dellavedova is nearing agreement on a four-year, $38 million contract with the Bucks, ESPN's Zach Lowe reports. Dellavedova is a restricted free agent, so the Cavaliers will have the option to match the Bucks' offer, but the Australian is ultimately expected to wind up in Milwaukee next season. After seeing Jerryd Bayless agree to terms with the Sixers earlier Friday, the Bucks' need for backcourt shooting intensified, and Dellavedova converted 41 percent of his three-pointers this past season. The 25-year-old also posted career bests in points (7.5) and assists (4.4), which could make him a serviceable backup point guard option for Milwaukee moving forward.
Dellavedova (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Sunday's 93-89 Game 7 win over the Warriors. A major figure in the Cavs' NBA Finals loss to the Warriors a season ago, Dellavedova saw his role almost disappear entirely this time around. Aside from a controversial foul on the Warriors' Andre Iguodala in Game 1, Dellavedova was largely non-existent in the series, and ended up falling to third on the depth chart at point guard behind Kyrie Irving and Mo Williams. He logged eight minutes or fewer in each of the final five games of the Finals.
Dellavedova (ankle) will play in Saturday's matchup with the Raptors, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Dellavedova was considered a true game-time decision heading into Saturday's Game 3. Following warmups he has officially been announced as available to play. He has posted 4.5 points, 0.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 0.5 triples in 11.1 minutes in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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