12 Potential Mavericks free agent targets with ties to Jason Kidd
By Tyler Watts
11. Matthew Dellavedova
Dellavedova was signed by the Cavaliers as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and he was a key piece of their championship team in 2016. The 6’3 guard was a steady backup in Cleveland, and it earned him a four-year $38.4 million contract with the Bucks in 2016.
It would go down as one of Milwaukee’s worst contracts, but he played well during the first season of the deal under head coach Jason Kidd. Delly averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 assists in 26.1 minutes as the Bucks qualified for the playoffs for the second time in three years.
Kidd was fired after 45 games of the 2017-2018 season with Milwaukee sitting at 23-22, and his replacement Joe Prunty led them to the playoffs. Delly dealt with injuries as he was limited to just 38 games, but he did return for the postseason where the Bucks were knocked out by the Celtics in the opening round.
Dellavedova went back to Cleveland in 2018 and spent two and a half seasons there before playing one year in Australia. He was back in the NBA this season with the Sacramento Kings. Delly could give Dallas an experienced reserve point guard that has played under head coach Jason Kidd and was teammates with Kyrie Irving.