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Dellavedova gets another shot at NBA

14:02 Sun Jun 30 2013
AAP

Australian point guard Matthew Dellavedova's NBA dream isn't over.

Just days after the 30 NBA clubs snubbed him at the draft, the 22-year-old Victorian and Australian Olympic squad member has been given a temporary shot at the NBA by the Orlando Magic.

The Magic, which are on the lookout for a back-up point guard for Beno Udrich and Jameer Nelson, have signed Dellavedova to play for the club in the six-day Pro Summer League tournament beginning July 7.

The Summer League features teams including the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Boston Celtics, with coaches and scouts in the stands having another look at prospects.

While LeBron James and the other stars of the NBA are vacationing after the recent end to the season, it will be desperate young undrafted players like Dellavedova filling the Summer League rosters alongside the drafted players, including Kiwi centre Steven Adams.

Adams will suit up for the Thunder.