CLEVELAND — Kevin Love will not be the only Cleveland Cavalier taking part in the upcoming Olympic Games.
Guard Matthew Dellavedova was announced as a member of Australia's Olympic men's basketball team on Saturday. The 30-year-old Maryborough, Victoria, native will be one of six NBA players representing the "Land Down Under."
Long a fan-favorite in Cleveland, "Delly" just completed his sixth season with the Cavs and remains (with Love) one of only two remaining members of the 2016 world championship squad. He has averaged 5.3 points and 3.5 assists per game during his career with the club, although he is coming off an injury-plagued 2021 and is set to become a restricted free agent tis offseason.
These will be Dellavedova's third Olympics, with prior appearances coming in 2012 and '16. The Australian team is currently ranked third in the world, with other NBA alums including Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles, Sacramento Kings guard Patty Mills, and former Cavaliers guard Dante Exum.
Australia has never earned an Olympic medal in men's basketball. The country has finished fourth four times since 1988, including the 2016 Rio games with Dellavedova on the team.
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