Matthew Dellavedova is an Australian NBA basketball player with a net worth of one million. He presently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Australian national team. Dellavedova was born and raised in Maryborough, Victoria and started playing basketball in the age of four. Along with basketball, he had Australian rules football in the junior level but later focused his attention solely on basketball. In 2007, he moved to Canberra to attend the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in which he spent 3 years playing in the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL). He was recruited by Saint Mary's College of California in the Country in 2009 and in the conclusion of the college career of his was an all time leader in scoring, helps, games had, free throw percentage, along with three point shots. Right after heading undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2013 NBA Summer League was joined by Dellavedova. Dellavedova re joined the Cavaliers for the 2014 NBA Summer League and also had a strong showing from the Brooklyn Nets in December, after being ruled out due to a sprained left knee he'd sustained earlier in the entire year. In February 2015, Dellavedova was selected to get involved in the "Rising Stars Challenge" as part of the 2015 NBA All Star weekend. Of the weekend, Dellavedova's aggressive playing like became a big talking point with some describing him as a fouled player. Dellavedova's style & comfort with up close contact has resulted in a total of 7 stitches on the forehead of his over the years and a few cuts beneath the chin of his, that resulted in more stitches. While the hyper competitveness of his is able to rub some fans and also players the wrong manner, his teammates continue to defend the playing style of his. In addition to his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he also had for Australia of the 2012 Olympic Games in London; Australia placed 7th overall.
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