Iman Shumpert in NBA Finals (Source: AP Ben Margot)
The Cleveland Cavaliers have extended qualifying offers to guard Matthew Dellavedova, guard Iman Shumpert and forward/center Tristan Thompson, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
By extending qualifying offers, the Cavaliers will have a right of first refusal for these players should they receive an offer sheet from another team.
Dellavedova played in 67 games in the 2014-15 regular season, averaging 4.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 20.6 minutes. He appeared in all 20 games in the 2015 Playoffs, starting seven games in place of injured Kyrie Irving and averaged 7.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 24.9 minutes per game.
Shumpert was traded to the Cavaliers during the season from the New York Knicks, he appeared in 62 games (25 starts) for the Cavs and New York Knicks in the 2014-15 regular season. He averaged 8.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game. In 38 regular season games with the Cavs, Shumpert averaged 7.2 points 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 24.2 minutes per game. In the 2015 playoffs, he appeared in all 20 games (16 starts), averaging 9.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 34.8 minutes per game.
Thompson played in all 82 games (15 starts) in the 2014-15 regular season, finishing with averages of 8.5 points on .547 shooting, and 8.0 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per game. For the 2015 playoffs, he played in all 20 games, starting 15 games in place of injured forward Kevin Love. Thompson was dominate on the boards in the post season, averaging 10.8 rebounds to go with 9.6 points per game.
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