The Gold Coast Bulletin



MATTHEW Dellavedov­a has given Australian basketball officials his assurances he will be ready for the Tokyo Olympics despite suffering a neck injury.

Dellavedov­a, who missed the NBA season’s first 47 games because of a severe concussion and whiplash, is sidelined with a neck strain suffered on April 25.

He hasn’t been with the team in any capacity since the injury and is set to sit out the rest of Cleveland’s season, which finishes on May 16.

The Cavaliers are second last in the Eastern Conference, with no chance of making the playoffs.

Boomers coach Brian Goorjian recently contacted Australian assistant coaches in America, who had spoken to Dellavedov­a.

Goorjian revealed the veteran guard declared he was committed to Australia’s Olympic campaign.

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