Delly gives up number to Deng

MATTHEW Dellavedova has given up his No.9 singlet to new Cleveland Cavaliers' team-mate Luol Deng.

Dellavedova has been wearing No.9 in his first NBA season with the Cavaliers - also his same number with the Australian Boomers.

However, Deng - who this week joined the Cavaliers from the Chicago Bulls - has convinced Dellavedova to give up his No.9 singlet to him, with the story making front page headlines on NBA.com on Thursday.

Dellavedova will now wear No.8 for the Cavaliers.

"Going to be wearing #8 from here on, looking forward to playing with @LuolDeng9! He's a good bloke!" Dellavedova tweeted.

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