NBA star Matthew Dellavedova is hoping to fit into a more leadership role at Milwaukee Bucks and lead them to the playoffs.
The Australian basketball star helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA title, and was later traded to the Bucks.
“Leaving Cleveland was tough because I had a great three years there and they gave me my first opportunity,” Dellavedova told ESPN.
“Winning the title is going to give you a bond with those guys for life, and the way the city embraced me made leaving even harder.
“But I’m excited about the opportunity in Milwaukee, especially to step into a bit more of a leadership role. Obviously at Cleveland we had Kyrie [Irving] being the point guard which puts a ceiling on what you can achieve.”
A significant motivator behind Dellavedova signing with the Bucks was the opportunity to work closely with head coach Jason Kidd, someone the Australian has long admired.
“To be able to learn from one of the greatest point guards of all time in Jason Kidd is going to be cool, and something I’m really excited about. “I cannot wait.”