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Knicks waive Wesley Matthews
February 8, 2019


Knicks waive Wesley MatthewsThe New York Knicks yesterday waived shooting guard Wesley Matthews.

The move isn't a surprise, as the team is rebuilding, and Matthews wasn't going to play a major role on the squad this season, and his future was going to be elsewhere.

Matthews played for the Jazz as a rookie, then spent years with the Trail Blazers and then Mavericks. He was used as a starter in very game he played in between the 2012-13 and 2017-18 seasons. He only played in two games for the Knicks, starting one of the two.

His career average is 13.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, with 42.6% FG and 38.2% 3FG.

The Knicks acquired Matthews on January 31 in a trade with the Mavs, with DeAndre Jordan, Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first round picks. In that deal, the Mavs received Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr, Courtney Lee and Kristaps Porzingis.

This season, Matthews is averaging 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 29.7 minutes in 46 games (45 starts) for Dallas and New York.