CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Matthew Dellavedova is part of a storied past with the Cavaliers, a popular member of the 2016 championship team. He’s also unfortunately part of a tortured present with the team, as the Cavs struggle in their first post-LeBron season. At 8-30, including seven straight losses, they have the worst record in the NBA. So, how do they right the ship?
“You just got to find the things that work”, Dellavedova said. “Whether it’s a specific play, or getting better and learning from a specific instance.”
‘Learning’ is a key word for the Cavs these days. They’re a young team, especially their rookie point guard Collin Sexton, who just turned 20 today (Friday).
Dellavedova is one of the veterans mentoring the 8th overall pick.
“I’m still getting to know his game”, Delly said. “So I’ll just ask him what he sees out there, what he’s looking for. I think we’ve developed a pretty good relationship so far, and we’ll continue building on it.”
As they get set to host the Utah Jazz on Friday night, head coach Larry Drew admits it’s tough keeping his players focused while they struggle.
“It’s a challenge”, said Drew. “It’s a challenge. It’s the NBA. These situations test your character. I just have to keep our players locked in."