Cavaliers free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova has signed a long-term deal with the Melbourne United of the Australian National Basketball League, the team announced.
Dellavedova, 30, is 6-foot-3 and appeared in just 13 games last season, suffering an array of injuries, including a concussion and whiplash. He also underwent an emergency appendectomy.
He spent six years with the Cavs, each of the previous two on one-year contracts. Dellavedova was a fan favorite in Cleveland, his relentless hustle earning the respect of coaches and teammates alike.
I am really excited to sign with @MelbUnitedHQ and come back to the @NBL. It's a great team with a winning culture and some great teammates that I've loved playing with in the past for the Boomers. pic.twitter.com/eVMBb4ZWT7
— Matthew Dellavedova (@matthewdelly) July 9, 2021
He went undrafted out of Saint Mary’s (Calif.) in 2013, signing on with the Cavs as a rookie free agent. After being a member of the Cavs’ title team in 2016, he signed with the Bucks. He was traded back to the Cavs in a three-team deal with the Wizards in December 2018.
He carries NBA career averages of 5.5 points and 3.7 assists. Melbourne United has won the NBL championship in two of the previous three seasons.