Landing in Australia last week, Matthew Dellavedova had a break over the weekend but with Game 1 of the Oceania Championship less than a week away, there is little time to relax.
After a grueling NBA season that saw him play over 100 games as well as a European tour against Lithuania and Slovenia with the Boomers team, Dellavedova took the rare chance to return to the tranquil life of Maryborough, Victoria and visit his family over the weekend.
“I just kept it quiet, hung out with the family and watched a bit of the footy on TV,” he said.
The Boomers will now reconvene for training sessions throughout the week and Dellavedova knows they have to be prepared for a Tall Blacks side that is coming off an unbeaten run against China, Venezuela and Mexico in the Stankovic Cup.
“Like always it will be a tough, physical series,” he said. “They (New Zealand) are always a well drilled team and they shoot the three-ball well so we have to be prepared to play physical and take away the three-point looks.”
For the full interview with BA TV, see the video below: