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Report: Bucks nearing four-year, $38 million deal with Matthew Dellavedova

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The new-look Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of adding a gritty NBA champion.

According to ESPN's Zach Lowe, the Bucks are nearing a four-year deal with Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova. The deal will be worth $38 million, according to Lowe.

The Cavs have three days to match the Bucks' offer starting July 7, but that may not be happening. ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that the Bucks don't expect them to do so.

More importantly, GM LeBron James has practically sealed the deal.

If Cleveland officially decides to move on, Dellavedova would be a nice fit for the Bucks. On a team needing 3-point shooting and defense — especially from the guard area — Dellavedova fills that void. Last season with the Cavs, he shot 41% from deep, which would've been the second-best mark on the Bucks among qualifying players behind Jerryd Bayless. He's also shown the ability to be a willing passer.

Dellavedova could either start as an off-ball point guard with Giannis Antetokounmpo or come off the bench behind Michael Carter-Williams (provided he's not dealt by camp).

The Bucks are already down two guards from last year's roster, with Bayless departing to Philly and O.J. Mayo receiving a two-year ban for violating the NBA's anti-drug program. Even with the Dellevadova signing, look for them to still be in the market for another guard.