Dellavedova (ankle) scored a season-high 15 points (5-8, 4-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added nine assists, a steal, and no turnovers across 24 minutes in Monday's win over the Magic. Dellavedova came into the came nursing a sore left ankle that he acquired in Saturday's win over the Hawks, but he was able to shake off the injury, make the start, and turn in one of his most efficient performances of the season. In addition to making the most of his opportunities from downtown, Dellavedova posted at least nine assists and no turnovers for the second time this season, boosting his ratio to 4.3:1. Although he's just filling in as a starter until Mo Williams (ankle) is ready to return, Dellavedova should continue to see heavy minutes off the bench in the short term and provide decent value in deep leagues.
Dellavedova (ankle) will get the start Monday, though his condition will be monitored, Chris Haynes of the Plain Dealer reports. Dellavedova sustained an ankle injury Saturday against Atlanta, but he'll play through the ailment Monday as the Cavs are already without Mo Williams (ankle) and Kyrie Irving (knee). With Dellavedova at less than 100 percent, the Cavs will likely turn to Jared Cunningham for minutes off the bench, and LeBron James should see no shortage of ball-handling duties.
Dellavedova is dealing with a left ankle injury, but is expected to play Monday against the Magic, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports. Regular point guard Mo Williams (ankle) appears doubtful to play Monday, so Dellavedova could pick up a third straight start in his stead. However, it's worth noting that Jared Cunningham was spotted with a wine-colored jersey usually reserved for starters during the Cavs' morning shooatround, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, so it's far from guaranteed that Dellavedova will be in the lineup. Even so, Dellavedova should be in line for ample minutes even if he's limited to a bench role Monday, as the expected absences of Williams, Kyrie Irving (knee), and Iman Shumpert (wrist) leave the Cavs will few other options in the backcourt.
Dellavedova will start at point guard Thursday against the Bucks, CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. With Mo Williams inactive due to a leg injury, Dellavedova will move into the starting lineup for the first time this season. He's averaged 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists over 26 minutes per game so far this season, but could see those minutes, as well as his overall production, increase with Williams sidelined.
Dellavedova had seven assists but did not score (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in 29 minutes in the double-overtime loss to Milwaukee on Saturday. Dellavedova had been in a nice shooting run. In his previous three games, he gone 10-of-18 (55.6 percent) from the field, but he concentrated on setting his teammates up against the Bucks. The third-year Cavalier is playing the most minutes (26.5) off the Cavalier bench.
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