G - LAL
Sources tell the Athletic and Stadium that G Wes Matthews plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Matthews' signed a one-year deal worth $3.6M. He'll add more bench depth for the NBA champions and should be a solid defender with a proven ability to knock down the three. He's not worthy of a roster spot for fantasy managers unless there is an injury.
Wesley Matthews is expected to decline his $2.7 million player option for the 2020-21 season and will become a free agent.
Matthews will become an unrestricted free agent and is expected to draw interest from NBA teams in search for a veteran wing. He averaged 7.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 triples over 24.4 minutes with the Bucks last season. Wherever Matthews lands, he is mainly a fantasy option in very deep-league formats.
Wesley Matthews deposited 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes against the Magic on Monday.
Matthews' output came solely on three point shots during Monday's demolition of the Magic. The two guard was feeling it beyond the arc, going 66 percent from long range. Realistically, Matthews will only hit value if he goes nuclear from downtown. Given the fact that other scorers have awoken for Milwaukee, don't expect them to funnel the ball to Matthews anytime soon. He's a desperation play, even at his affordable salary.
Wesley Matthews put up 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3pt), four rebounds, two assists and one steal over the course of 25 minutes.
Considering the slim asking price for Matthews' services on daily fantasy outlets, this performance was surprisingly efficient. He shot the ball well (66%) and provided a well-rounded stat line relative to his asking price. Matthews hasn't been living up to his potential this season, but with Milwaukee in a early hole, he may be a affordable option to keep an eye on in DFS.
Wesley Matthews left Monday's game against the Toronto raptors and has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards. Matthews injured his right abductor, but the injury is not seen as serious as of now.
The Bucks are sitting most of their regular starters and even some role players for Tuesday's game. The Bucks have already locked up the top spot in the east so they will probably continue to rest players whether it is to tend to injuries, or to avoid having them.