ESPN’s Brian Windhorst revealed back in February that Milwaukee would love to wrestle Matthew Dellavedova away from the Cavaliers.
And now Milwaukee will have its chance.
Windhorst spoke about the Bucks scouting of Dellavedova through the playoffs on a recent TrueHoop podcast (transcription via Hoops Rumors).
“They [Cleveland] could’ve signed Matthew Dellavedova to a $2 million-or $3 million-a-ear contract and now I think someone is coming in with a $10 million offer sheet. For some reason, and I got a pretty good idea why, the Milwaukee Bucks attended Cavs games in the playoffs like they were a fan of the team. They had scouts there…[coach] Jason Kidd came to one of the games. I think the Bucks have zeroed in on Dellavedova. I think they intend to offer him a bunch of money.”
"“If Dellavedova could be stolen away from Cleveland in NBA free agency for a fair deal, he’d be an ideal fit in Milwaukee. Delly could probably start on the Bucks–he’s one of a few point guards who just feels like a great fit next to Giannis.” “Despite the hatred many fans have for him, Dellavedova is a good player. He does what he does well–there are holes in his game, but Delly has smartly found ways to avoid his weaknesses as much as possible while he’s on the floor.”"
There’s only one thing to argue in those two graphs. Delly as a “hated” player. If he wears a Bucks jersey, he’ll become one of the most popular players in the city.
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