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Cleveland Cavaliers | #18 | Guard











6'3" | 200lb | 30 years

Player Bio


DRAFTED: Not drafted by an NBA franchise. HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired along with forward/center John Henson from the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-team trade on December 7, 2018. As part of the trade, Cleveland also received Milwaukee’s own 2021 first round pick and 2021 second round pick as well as a 2022 second round pick from the Washington Wizards. In exchange, the Cavaliers sent guard George Hill and a 2021 second round pick (Washington’s via Utah) to the Bucks and forward Sam Dekker to the Wizards. In addition, Milwaukee also received forward Jason Smith from Washington. PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Has appeared in 377 career regular season games (88 starts) over six seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks…owns career averages of 6.0 points and 3.7 assists in 21.3 minutes per game…also shooting .381 from three-point range and .835 from the free throw line. NOTABLE: NBA Champion (2016)…played in the FIBA World Cup 2019 for the Australian National Team…also appeared in the 2016 Summer Olympics with Australia and ranked second among all players in the tournament with 7.0 assists per game while leading the Boomers to a fourth-place finish…participated for the World Team in the 2015 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in New York.


COLLEGE CAREER: Played 136 games in four seasons at St. Mary’s University, averaging 14.2 points on .415 shooting, 3.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 36.4 minutes…as a senior, played in 35 games and averaged 15.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 36.4 minutes…named First-Team All-West Coast Conference…selected as finalist for the Bob Cousy Award…AP Honorable Mention All-American…scored over 30 points on three occasions…as a junior, appeared in 33 games and averaged 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 37.5 minutes…named WCC Player of the Year and First-Team All-WCC…lead the conference in assists per game and was second in free-throw percentage (.857)…Honorable Mention AP All-American… as a sophomore, played in 34 games and averaged 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 35.3 minutes…named First-Team All-WCC and WCC All-Tournament Team…as a freshman, played in 34 games and averaged 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 36.4 minutes.


PERSONAL: Native of Australia…prior to St. Mary’s, played in the South East Australian League for the Australian Institute of Sport…favorite hobby is playing the guitar…favorite movie is Batman…favorite board game is Monopoly…favorite sport other than basketball is Australian Football…active on Twitter as @matthewdelly.