Aussies in NBA: Cleveland still wants Delly despite Mo Williams signing


With the recent news of Joe Ingles getting extended by the Jazz, the Aussie NBA free agency focus is now firmly fixated on what happens with Matthew Dellavedova and the Cavaliers. Right on cue, Adrian Wojnarowski drops one of his patented Woj Bombs:

Mo Williams agreed to a two-year, $4.3M deal with Cleveland, including a player option, league sources tell Yahoo.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2015

I'm coming home!!!!! #cavsnation #cityilove #questforaring

— Mo Williams (@mowilliams) July 7, 2015

By signing Mo Williams, the Cavaliers add a veteran ballhandler who has experienced success playing in Cleveland and, more importantly, with LeBron James, two very important factors for a franchise gunning for its first ever NBA title.

Thankfully, this move doesn't seem to have lessened Cleveland's desire to bring Dellavedova back into the fold:

Mo Williams is Cleveland-bound, according to @wojyahoonba. But that addition, sources say, not expected to dissuade Cavs from reupping Delly

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2015

The Mo Williams signing might affect the exact terms of his new contract, which currently seem to be revolving around three years and around $3-5 million, but there seems to be no doubt that he'll be in the wine and gold again next season. It's pretty plain to see that the Cavaliers still deeply value Delly's defensive heroics in the Finals, where he played to visible exhaustion keeping regular season MVP Stephen Curry in check. From being undrafted to being a key piece on a Finals squad, Delly's story is only going to get even sweeter once both sides can come to an agreement.