Milwaukee Bucks: The Cleveland Perspective on Matthew Dellavedova

Jun 22, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova greets the crowd during the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship celebration in downtown Cleveland. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 22, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova greets the crowd during the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship celebration in downtown Cleveland. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 10, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers Traci Willard poses with a fat head of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (not pictured) before game four of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers Traci Willard poses with a fat head of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (not pictured) before game four of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

Finally, having watched him play well in Cleveland for the past three seasons, what would you expect from Delly this season in Milwaukee?

AF: Admittedly, I think Dellavedova’s shooting numbers will drop off a few percentage points, but I think his scoring numbers will improve. He will likely have the ball in his hands more often, which could also lead to more turnovers. It will take Dellavedova some time to adjust to playing with the Bucks, but ultimately he will settle in and have a good year.

CDS: Much of the same. Grit and grind on the defensive end and a solid back up point guard to run the Bucks second units.

JG: Expect a player who will frustrate you at times but, who will ultimately win you over with his defensive chops, hustle and three-point shooting ability. He also displayed underrated playmaking ability out of the pick-and-roll. The Delly-Tristan alley-oop became a thing of beauty the last two years. He’s an expert at probing the defense and knowing exactly when to toss up an oop or make his own foray to the hoop for a layup. Expect him to run a ton of pick-and-rolls with John Henson, another springy big man whose specialty is leaping and finishing around the rim. Overall, I think Bucks fans will enjoy the Delly experience.

MR: I expect to see the Delly that Clevelanders fell in love with: the hard-working, scrappy, fearless Australian with the endearing accent and charming smile. He may seem harmless because of those traits but he’ll be dangerous on the court, never giving up on a play and never backing down from anyone. He’ll give his 100% and more to the game, the team and the fans.

JF: I expect him to give the Bucks everything he has every single night. His game has improved every year in the league. I think he’ll continue to improve under Jason Kidd. I’m excited to see what he can do in Milwaukee.

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