Matthew Dellavedova shouldn’t be to blame for the contract he signed with the Bucks before the 2016-17 season worth about $38 million over four years. He’s been just as advertised as he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Unfortunately, that means he’s better suited as a third guard instead of competing for a starting spot on a playoff team. Milwaukee quickly learned this and has lucked out in their acquisitions of Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon.
Dellavedova was the most commonly linked name in trade rumors on draft night, as the Bucks are loaded at the point guard position. Okay, maybe loaded isn’t the correct term, but they do have a plethora of at least serviceable guys in Bledsoe, Brogdon, Dellavedova, Brandon Jennings and now Donte DiVincenzo.
Dellavedova is still owed $9.6 million in each of the next two seasons. While this isn’t a huge amount, it could be a big enough deterrent for any team. If the Bucks are going to move Dellavedova or any of the guys on this list for that matter, they are going to have to attach a sweetener to the deal. And giving away assets is something they can’t afford.