One of the greatest storylines from this past NBA Playoffs was the legend of Matthew Dellavedova.
The Cleveland Cavaliers backup point guard transformed from an Australian nobody had heard of to a cult hero in the span of a couple weeks. The relentless defense, the torching of the Chicago Bulls in Game 6 of the conference semis, the inexplicable ability to step in for the injured Kyrie Irving and still help the Cavs steal two wins in the Finals, it all helped to make Dellavedova a household name.
Now a restricted free agent, Dellavedova and the Cavs are working on a deal to try and keep him around for the foreseeable future. However, it’s been a while since we heard anything regarding these discussions, and yesterday we finally found out why.