After months of unease and uncertainty surrounding the NBA future of Matthew Dellavedova. The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced that they will retain the Australian Point Guard's services for at least one more year.
The deal comes after the return of Mo Williams left many fans believing the end was in sight. The Boomer has just come off of his most successful season as an NBA player after his LeBron-lead franchise went all the way to the Finals before losing to Golden State.
After a cruel knee injury had ruled Aussie-born teammate, Kyrie Irving, out for the rest of the NBA post-season, a big-time starting role for the Mayborough (Victoria) local was next in store. Dellavedova finished the overall 2014 campaign averaging 23 minutes and six points per game. His heroic post-season performances against the likes of Chicago, Atlanta and Golden State were enough to make him a fan-favourite amongst the Cavalier faithful. As a result, it is possible to see exactly why the 24 year-old was interested in a more lucrative deal.
Despite the rumours suggesting that Portland were prepared to snare the two-year-pro's services, the Cavaliers will re-sign their Saint Mary's graduate to a contract worth approximately 1.2 million US dollars (1.6 million AUD).