Kings Sign Matthew Dellavedova

The Kings have signed veteran guard Matthew Dellavedova, the team announced in a press release.

Terms of the deal have not been released, but it is likely a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum that may not be fully guaranteed.

Dellavedova, 31, did not play in the NBA last season, instead spending the year with Melbourne United of the Australian National Basketball League. He averaged 10.3 points and 4.8 assists, shooting 39 percent from the field.

His last NBA season with the Cavs didn’t go so well, as he appeared in just 13 games in 2020-21, suffering an array of injuries, including a concussion and whiplash. He also underwent an emergency appendectomy.

Dellavedova was a member of the Cavs’ 2016 championship team and carries NBA career averages of 5.5 points and 3.7 assists. 

“Dellavedova spent last season with Melbourne United of the Australian National Basketball League,’ wrote Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee. “He averaged 10.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists while shooting 38.9% from the field and 35.8% from 3-point range over 30 games.”

He played for new Kings coach Mike Brown when the two were with the Cavs during the 2013-14 season.

“Mike Brown loves him. I have a feeling they might bring him in,” former NBA center Andrew Bogut said earlier this month. “They need someone that’s a pro every day. Harrison Barnes is that guy, but it would help to have another guy like that in the locker room with the young guys.”

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