Pacers Sign Wesley Matthews

Ruben Hill
February 11, 2019

The 32-year-old wing player signed with the Pacers on Sunday after he received a buyout from the Knicks, the team announced.

Matthews was sent to NY from the Mavericks in late January as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade.

Matthews will help fill the void left by All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, who will miss the rest of this season with a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee.

"We're excited to welcome Wesley to the Pacers", team president Kevin Pritchard said. "When we looked at possible players to bring in, he fit in well with what we are trying to accomplish here on the court, in the locker room, and off the court".

Matthews was traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the New York Knicks a few weeks ago in the deal involving Kristaps Porzingis and eventually agreed to a contract buyout with the Knicks on Thursday.

Wesley Matthews wasn't a free agent for long.

Matthews has averaged 13.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 701 career games while connecting on 38.2 percent of his 3-point shots.

He played two games with the Knicks after being acquired from Dallas.

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