Cavs extend qualifying offers to Dellavedova, Shumpert, Thompson

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Cavaliers extended qualifying offers to guard Matthew Dellavedova, guard Iman Shumpert and forward/center Tristan Thompson on Tuesday.

 

By extending qualifying offers, the Cavaliers will have a right of first refusal for these players should they receive an offer sheet from another team.

 

The Cavs also announced on Tuesday that guard/forward Mike Miller exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season.

 

Dellavedova played in 67 games (13 starts) in the 2014-15 regular season, averaging 4.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 20.6 minutes. He shot a career-high .407 from the three-point line and .763 from the free throw line. He appeared in all 20 games (seven starts) in the 2015 playoffs and averaged 7.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 24.9 minutes per game.

Shumpert appeared in 62 games (25 starts) for the Cavs and New York Knicks in the 2014-15 regular season. He averaged 8.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 24.9 minutes per game. In 38 regular season games (one start) with the Cavs, Shumpert averaged 7.2 points 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 24.2 minutes per game. In the 2015 playoffs, he appeared in all 20 games (16 starts), averaging 9.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 34.8 minutes per game.

Thompson played in all 82 games (15 starts) in the 2014-15 regular season, finishing with averages of 8.5 points on .547 shooting, and 8.0 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per game. For the 2015 playoffs, he played in all 20 games (15 starts), averaging 9.6 points on .558 shooting, and 10.8 rebounds in 36.4 minutes per game.

 

This past season, Miller appeared in 52 games (15 starts) for the Cavaliers and averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game. He also played in nine games (one start) during Cleveland's NBA Finals run.

 

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