Novelty No More, Matthew Dellavedova Is Now a Key Cav

December 11th, 2015 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »

CLEVELAND-Although wandering around dimly-lit city streets may not be the wisest of decisions, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has some advice to offer if you do.

"If you're ever caught in a dark alley, you'd want Delly [Matthew Dellavedova] on your side," said Blatt. "If I am, I hope that guy's standing next to me."

This kind of unusual compliment is a testament not only to Dellavedova's toughness but also his ability to always have the back of those around him.

Over the course of his three NBA seasons, Dellavedova has blossomed from undrafted rookie to NBA Finals sparkplug to one of the most valuable players on the Cavs.

His boyish looks and "aw shucks" attitude combined with a heavy Australian accent led many to believe that Delly would be nothing more than a flash in the pan. A nice story to be sure, but not someone who could successfully sustain an NBA career.

After gaining national fame in last year's Finals, Dellavedova is now proving his importance to the championship-hopeful Cavaliers.


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