Dellavedova has 'enemies' at the Warriors - Bogut


Ever thought of Matthew Dellavedova joining the Golden State Warriors? Well, think again after Andrew Bogut revealed his fellow Australian has some "enemies" in the Bay Area.

Cleveland Cavaliers reserve guard Dellavedova made a name for himself during last season's NBA Finals, winning fans and enemies with his physicality and tenacity on the court.

Dellavedova particularly got under the skin of NBA MVP Stephen Curry, who guided the Warriors to their first NBA championship in 40 years.

Appearing on the Bill Simmons Podcast, Bogut was jokingly told he needs Dellavedova and an Australian on the team after Anderson Varejao joined fellow Brazilian Leandro Barbosa from the Cavs.

But Bogut said: "That might be easier said than done. He's got some enemies in our locker room."

Asked if the situation involving his international team-mate was awkward, Bogut added: "It is what it is. I respect Delly.

"He plays hard and people think he is dirty, but he's actually a great fella and we get along really well. But he plays physical on the floor.

"Obviously when you play a team in a Finals series, there is more pressure and emotions. There is stuff that goes on which leaves both sides with a sour taste in their mouths but that is part and parcel of a Finals series."