After finding himself glued to the bench during the NBA Finals, it was unclear if Matthew Dellavedova had much of a future with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On Friday, Dellavedova received a four-year, $38 million contract offer from the Milwaukee Bucks, as first reported by ESPN’s Zach Lowe.
Dellavedova, who was a key member of the Cavs’ Finals run in 2015, is a restricted free agent, meaning the Cavs could match the offer if they choose.
However, it doesn’t appear as if that’s in the cards — at least according to LeBron James. After the news broke, James tweeted a congratulations to Dellavedova and bid him farewell to Milwaukee.
More than $9 million per year would be a bit expensive for a backup guard the Cavs didn’t have much use for in the Finals. Whether James helped make this call or was simply informed by the Cavs’ front office, it seems Dellavedova is going to Milwaukee.
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