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Report: Cavs’ Dellavedova out six weeks

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Cleveland Cavaliers backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova has been diagnosed with a Grade II MCL sprain in his left knee and could miss up to six weeks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

Dellavedova was injured in Tuesday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. If he is out for six weeks, Dellavedova will miss about 17 games.

Though not a starter, Dellavedova has played significant minutes for the Bulls. He is averaging 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in three games this season, and he played the closing minutes of the Cavs’ overtime victory over Chicago last week.

Will Cherry, who was signed recently by the Cavs, could become the team’s backup point guard in Dellavedova’s absence.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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