LeBron James hilariously spoiled the drama over whether the Cavaliers would match a fan favorite’s $38 million contract offer

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After finding himself glued to the bench during the NBA Finals, it was unclear if Matthew Dellavedova had much of a future with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

On Friday, Dellavedova received a four-year, $38 million contract offer from the Milwaukee Bucks, as first reported by ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

Dellavedova, a key member of the Cavs’ Finals run in 2015, is a restricted free agent, meaning that the Cavs could match the offer if they choose.

But it doesn’t appear as if that’s in the cards — at least, according to LeBron James. After the news broke, James tweeted congratulations to Dellavedova and bid him farewell to Milwaukee.

Congrats to my brother! @matthewdelly on his deal! Good luck in Milwaukee! Very deserving to you and your family. 1

— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 1, 2016

It is possible that James was unaware of Dellavedova’s restricted free-agent status. But given James’ hand in past Cavs personnel moves, this seems unlikely.

More than $9 million per year would be a bit expensive for a backup guard whom the Cavs didn’t have much use for in the Finals. Whether James helped make this call or was simply informed by the Cavs’ front office, it seems that Dellavedova is going to Milwaukee.

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