Dellavedova set for sixth season

Maryborough’s Matthew Dellavedova has spoken out about his reoccurring injuries ahead of the opening of the NBA’s 2018-19 season.

Speaking at a Milwaukee Bucks media day recently, the Maryborough-raised Bucks’ point guard discussed his knee and ankle issues that caused him to miss 44 out of 82 games last season.

“It was definitely tough last year having to deal with those injuries that I’d never had to deal with

before in the NBA,” Dellavedova said.

“It was very frustrating and very mentally challenging to try to get better and improve and make it back for the play-offs. I spent the whole summer in rehab working on my body, my knee and my ankle and I’m feeling really good and I’m ready to get started.”

The Bucks were ranked seventh in the Eastern Conference at the end of the 2017-18 season with a 44- 38 win-loss ratio, but 2018-19 looks more promising following three out of a possible four preseason wins.

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