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MILWAUKEE -- It was an eventful summer for Matthew Dellavedova. Juwan Howard Wizards Jersey .Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in June. New $38 million contract from the Milwaukee Bucks in July. Olympic run with Australia in Rio in August. Engagement to his longtime girlfriend in September.What is it? Dellavedova said Tuesday morning after Bucks shootaround before the point guards first game against his former team, trying to recall a phrase. The most stressful things are a city change, a job change and an engagement. No, Im only joking. Its been really good.The storybook couple of months typifies Dellavedovas surprising rise from the tiny town of Maryborough, Victoria in Australia to the best basketball league in the world. Its a story so interesting, in fact, that a pair of Hollywood producers have teamed up with Dellavedova to make a movie about his life with production slated to begin in 2017.Well, my Aussie agent got approached by these two guys from L.A. and initially I told him no and he said, Just listen to what I have to say, Dellavedova recalled of his conversation with his manager, Bruce Kaider. And yeah, got talking to them and they just thought it would be good to hopefully inspire kids that you can make it from anywhere. I mean, I grew up in a pretty small country town in Australia and I wound up making it to the NBA. So I think if we do it the right way, which I feel pretty good about, hopefully it will work out well and can inspire kids that no dream is too big to dream.The producers, Zachary Green and Jason Shuman, have worked on notable films such as Lone Survivor, and convinced the 26-year-old known as Delly that they will serve his story appropriately.Dellys inspirational story about overcoming the odds is one everyone can relate to, Kaider said in a statement. In real-life, it played out just like a movie.The fourth-year veteran was unaware of if the film would be released in Australia and the United States or just his native land when it is eventually finished.Well see, Dellavedova said. Its very, very early stages. Well see.He also wouldnt mention which actor he would prefer to slip on his No. 8 uniform to play the role, although he did get a chuckle when one reporter suggested Brad Pitt.Well have to see if anybody wants to, Dellavedova said. Well see.As for seeing his former teammates for the first time Tuesday night, Dellavedova sounded appreciative of his time with the Cavs.It was tough to decide to leave because youre coming off the highest of highs and I loved my time in Cleveland, Dellavedova said. Fun team, great group of guys, great organization and fans obviously. But I had an opportunity here that I couldnt pass up to see how good I could be as a starting point guard and really challenge myself. You never know if or when that opportunity will come along again.He will receive his championship ring during a pregame ceremony when the Cavs host the Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena on December 21.It will be a good Christmas present, Dellavedova said.And perhaps good fodder for a scene in his movie to boot. Ian Mahinmi Jersey .ca. Hey Kerry, big fan of yours, just finished reading your book. I think that we all saw the Canucks/Flames line brawl just after puck drop. 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Whenever Im out here, I stay with Kenny (Comboy), Billy (Foster) and all the other European caddies because we have the same things in common. I still am European. When it comes down to the matches, might they be a little wary in the team meeting? You just dont know. But its all about getting the cup back to this side of the pond.And Im working for the American team.The Ryder Cup is all about the flag, Europe against the United States, three days of frenetic golf and fanatical cheering.The PGA of America only began keeping records of Ryder Cup caddies in 1995, and no European caddie worked for the American team in the last two decades. The last European caddie to work for a U.S. player might have been Brian Bellenger of England, who caddied for Bill Rogers in 1981 at The Belfry. Bellenger, who died last year, holds the unique distinction of working on the winning side of both teams. He also worked for Ken Brown when Europe won in 1985.There are more stories of Europeans who didnt work.Terry Holt of England worked for Paul Azinger in 1993, but chose not to go with him to the Ryder Cup at The Belfry. Dave Musgrove of England declined to work for Lee Janzen in 1997 at Valderrama, fearing a conflict in interest. He didnt want to be in a bad situation. People might wonder about his loyalties, Janzen said then.The most recent example was Andy Sutton, the English caddie whom Ben Curtis hired when he won the British Open at Royal St. Georges. Curtis qualified for the Ryder Cup in 2008 at Valhalla, and Sutton didnt want to work for him that week.We had talked about it in the past and he said, `If you ever make the Ryder Cup, I cant work for you, Curtis said. When it came about, I remember saying to him, `Are you serious? He said: `I cant. Ill catch too much grief from the other European caddies. He decided it might be better for me to have someone else.Curtis hired Tony Navarro for the week. He said years later, Sutton regretted not working for him at the Ryder Cup.Whats in store for Elliott?I have no worries about him, said John Wood, who caddies for Matt Kuchar and will be working at his sixth Ryder Cup. There might be some out there I would be concerned about, but not Ricky. I think hell jump right into the feel of the team and be part of it. I think it would be difficult if you had somebody who had been on a European Ryder Cup teaam and then came into the U. Wes Unseld Wizards Jersey. S. room. But for Ricky, it will be a fresh experience for him.There have been examples of American caddies working for European players in the Ryder Cup -- Jerry Higginbotham for Sergio Garcia in 1999, and Lance Ten Broeck for Jesper Parnevik in 1999 and 2002.It was kind of weird in the beginning, Ten Broeck said. I remember I was kind of concerned about doing it, but the more I spoke to Hal Sutton, he said: `Why wouldnt you do it? Thats who you work for. And I spoke to Jesper about it a long time. This is a golf match, not a war. And its one of the great experiences.Elliott played college golf at Toledo, competing against Curtis at Kent State, and stayed in America. He lives in Florida near Graeme McDowell, one of his best friends from Portrush, and decided last year to become a U.S. citizen.I had to say a sentence in English and I had to spell a word, and I just squeaked by that, Elliott said in his sing-song Irish lilt. There was about 80 of us in the room and 2,000 people had come to watch. I was there on my own, sitting beside a wee Chinese man waving the flag. It was cool. Ive spent half my life over here. Youre still always where youre from, but Im pleased as punch to be an American citizen.Elliott was trying to find a golf pro job during the economic downturn in 2008 when he caddied for Maarten Lafeber on the European Tour, and then Curtis. He was between jobs when Koepka, who began his career on the European Tour, received an exemption to the 2013 PGA Championship and his regular caddie had visa problems.First time I ever met him was on the range at the PGA, Elliott said. Hes striping these shots and Im like, `Happy days. I was still in Europe, but you know what its like when you see a good player. He made the cut that week, played with Tiger (Woods) on Sunday and said to me in the locker room, `Do you fancy doing a few in Europe?Theyve been together ever since. Koepka won in Turkey in 2014 and won the Phoenix Open the following year. He is No. 22 in the world, playing in his first Ryder Cup. He never thought twice about having anyone but Elliott on his bag.Elliott never considered sitting out.The caddie lives at Lake Nona in Orlando, home to some of Europes finest in the Ryder Cup over the years -- McDowell, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson.It will be fun for Ricky, said Curtis, who used to live at Lake Nona and won his most recent event with Elliott on the bag. Once you get into it, its the same as when youre playing against one of your good friends in the final round. You want to beat them. And this will be the same thing. ' ' '