Dellavedova to play alongside LeBron James

MARYBOROUGH'S Matthew Dellavedova will play alongside the world's best basketballer LeBron James this NBA season.

Matthew Dellavedova

Matthew Dellavedova

James announced today that he would be leaving the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he played his first seven NBA seasons.

James' announcement sparked huge celebrations in Cleveland, with season tickets selling out less than eight hours after the confirmation of the "King's" return.

LeBron James in action for the Miami Heat. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

LeBron James in action for the Miami Heat. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Dellavedova made a big impression in his his rookie season with the Cavs.

After missing selection in the NBA draft, Dellavedova forced his way onto the  Cavs' roster via strong performances at training camp and in the Summer League.

He averaged 4.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in his rookie season.

Dellavedova is in Las Vegas this week for his second Summer League.

He's leading a young Cavaliers squad that includes this year's number one selection in the NBA draft Andrew Wiggins.

In their first game today the Cavs defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 70-68.

Dellavedova played 36 minutes, scoring 13 points to go with nine rebounds and six assists.

Wiggins had 18 points and three rebounds.


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