bg04
Years ago

Deng to wear #9 for Cavs

Matthew dellavedova has agreed to give Deng number 9 since he has worn it since he was a kid and he is one of nine kids. What number will Delly wear??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

00

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Anonymous  
Years ago

8

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curtley  
Years ago

23

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The_Champ33  
Years ago

#91

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Wilson Sting  
Years ago

Changing number mid-season is poor form and I didn't think it was allowed. Reminds me of a certain player named Michael who did that.

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David97  
Years ago

My guess would be #4, since that's what he wore in his college days. I'm pretty sure no one else on the Cavs has it.

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Big Sexy  
Years ago

He tweeted he will be wearing #8

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Gordon Liddy  
Years ago

I went home sick from work when I found this out, I was so mad at Deng for asking Delly to do that. Half way home and I realised how much of an awesome teammate Delly must be to do this, so I turned around and went back to work.

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Statsheet Stuffer  
Years ago

Liddy needs to get a life.

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Scopes44  
Years ago

It is know for many years that during trades, numbers which new players want are sometimes already taken.
Usually there is a monetary arrangement - so the existing players sells his number. I read somewhere someone paid $30000 for his number when he was traded back in the 90's totally forgot the name.
I hope Delly got a little something for this.
Great teammate.

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GWB  
Years ago

probably didnt get much.. he is just a rookie trying to do the right thing and not create any waves

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't think he would have much choice - it would have already been discussed as part of the trade - I would have liked delly to go back to number 4

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Statsheet Stuffer  
Years ago

I would've liked the number Delly wore to not be such a big deal.

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kason jidd  
Years ago

"It was one of the hardest things I had to do. I knew I had to speak to him at some point," Deng said. “I think we sat in the locker room for a little while looking at each other. It was almost like we were about to break up. It was really hard, but he's such a nice guy. He gave me the number. I’m definitely going to have to pay him back for that. It’s really nice of him to do that. I told him that if the number meant something really strong for him, I would pick something else.”

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Mick  
Years ago

poor form from deng.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Delly and Mills, both wearing '8'

How will be tell them apart>?

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Steven  
Years ago

Perhaps Delly doesn't care what number he wears he is just happy to be in NBA if he and Deng worked it out then so be it.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Not sure that Delly would've been fussed. Can't imagine his playing number is a big part of his identity and game.

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Wilson Sting  
Years ago

But what about all the sold Delly jerseys? Would be a real collector's item now...

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rjd  
Years ago

This is yet another reason you have to respect Delly.

I imagine Delly as more a basketball intellectual who isn't very superstitious and wouldn't feel too attached to a playing number. Although I should cite this from a St Mary's article about basketball superstitions:

"Matthew Dellavedova, aka Delly, claims he doesn't do anything too crazy but admits, "I have a Wolverine figure that one of the coaches' sons gave me and I make sure I put his claw's out when it's time for the game."

So long as Deng doesn't touch his Wolverine figure, he should be alright.

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