Latest posts by Ashish Mathur (see all)
- Nuggets’ Thomas joins Hart to talk Celtics, Cavs - September 11, 2018
- Sources: Celtics’ Irving, Hayward ‘look impressive’ in pickup play - September 7, 2018
- Griffin suggests Cavs’ Smith hasn’t been motivated to stay in shape - September 7, 2018
A lack of maturity and focus regarding basketball have plagued Sam Dekker throughout his NBA career thus far, according to a report from Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports.
The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Dekker from the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday and are hoping a change of scenery and fresh start will be good for the former Wisconsin Badger.
“A lack of maturity and focus regarding basketball” have plagued Sam Dekker throughout his career, one league source says. Chance for a fresh start with the #Cavs now. Dekker is talented and young enough to turn it around. https://t.co/SKIY8iubV0
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) August 5, 2018
Dekker has undergone back surgery and left hand surgery in his three years in the NBA. He was drafted by the Houston Rockets in 2015 and then was traded to the Clippers in the summer of 2017 in the Chris Paul deal.
Dekker will have a larger role with the Cavs, which will allow him to get more playing time and showcase his skills. In 153 games in the league, Dekker has averages of 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 28.3 percent from three.