Matthew Dellavedova

Matthew Dellavedova #4 jersey was just the second jersey ever retired by St. Mary’s University

 

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Position Guard
Height 1.93m
Weight 91kg
Date of Birth 8/09/1990
Born Maryborough
Junior Basketball Association Bendigo (VIC)

 

 

Matthew Dellavedova had perhaps the most unlikely NBA rookie season an Australian has ever had. 

 

He became the first undrafted Australian rookie to start an NBA regular season game.

 

Despite being looked over by all 30 teams in the 2013 NBA draft through sheer heart and determination Dellavedova was bale to make the Cleveland Cavaliers roster after a strong summer league performance and within 6 games had become a starting guard in the NBA.

 

Before landing in the NBA carved out a superb collegiate career at St Mary’s where he finished his career ranked first all time for the Gaels in points, assists, minutes played, three pointers made and attempted, free throw percentage, games played, starts and perhaps most impressively wins (Dellavedova registered an impressive 105-28 record in games he started for the Gaels).

 

Player Trivia:  Matthew Dellavedova signed a two-year, $1.3 million dollar contract as a rookie which made him one of the lowest paid players in the NBA in 2013/14.

 

 

Recent Articles on Matthew Dellavedova

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Matthew Dellavedova is back in Melbourne and in PEAK form!

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How Delly is Surviving the Crowded Cavs’ Backcourt Situation

  The Cleveland Cavaliers started the season with a pretty crowded backcourt situation, with two point guards, two shooting guards, and one combo guard. The issue with these 5 players is that not only are they all rotation players, but they are also all arguably starters as well. 5 Starters for 2 Positions And when you have 5 guys who Continue Reading

How Did Tristan Thompson Get $80.8 Million More Than Delly?

The above headline is absolutely insane.   Now I know that it is partly misleading, because Tristan Thompson’s $82 million contract is spread out over 5 years, and Delly signed his $1.2 million deal for just 1 year. But still. $80.8 million???   The difference is still tangible. If Thompson and Dellavedvoa both suffered career-ending injuries before the season even starts, Thompson would Continue Reading

Is Matthew Dellavedova’s new deal a mistake?

Why Delly Made a Mistake When someone bets on themselves, it’s a gamble, no doubt. It requires confidence, hustle, skill, and a good situation. And when Mathew Dellavedoa  passed up a couple of million dollars guaranteed in return for a 1 year, $1.1 million deal, I thought he made a huge mistake. That is because he does not possess all Continue Reading

Matthew Dellavedova heading to Portland?

Despite heroic performances in the NBA finals, promotional appearances where he closed down shopping centres, a rumoured movie based on his life in the works and his chances of a “salary increase” after his new found celebrity being the topic of sports shows around the world, Matthew Dellavedova currently is not signed to an NBA team.   The Cleveland Cavaliers have confirmed Continue Reading

Matthew Dellavedova has 14 points against the San Antonio Spurs

 
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