Matthew Dellavedova spent last season playing for Melbourne United in Australia’s NBL, but at age 32 the nine-year NBA veteran is eyeing a comeback within the USA.
Dellavedova worked out for the Kings in Las Vegas this week, reports Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova is understanding with the Sacramento Kings in Vegas, in hopes of constructing a return to the NBA. Delly played for Melbourne United in Australia last season. He got his NBA start in CLE playing for coach Mike Brown, who’s now w/ SAC
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 9, 2022
He’s not the one veteran guard getting a workout with the Kings.
League source confirms that the Kings will workout veterans Matthew Delavedova, Quinn Cook and Shabazz Muhammad this week in Las Vegas. Team has 3 open roster spots. @mcten and @MarcJSpears first with news.
— James Ham (@James_HamNBA) July 10, 2022
As McMenamin notes, the connection — and potential advantage for Dellavedova — is that recent Kings’ coach Mike Brown coached him in Cleveland back within the second LeBron James era.
If Dellavedova is healthy — he was limited to 13 games his last season within the NBA — and is being his pesky, scrappy self, it still shall be tough for him to crack the Kings’ guard rotation. De’Aaron Fox starts at the purpose with Davion Mitchell behind him, while on the two there are Malik Monk, Kevin Huerter and Terence Davis.
That said, the Kings have 12 players under contract and look like on the lookout for yet another deep bench guard on the league minimum. Dellavedova at the least got his foot within the door.
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