Pacers sign Wesley Matthews
February 10, 2019
1:07 p.m. ET
The Indiana Pacers today signed free agent shooting guard Wesley Matthews.
“We’re excited to welcome Wesley to the Pacers,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard. “He’s a solid professional who we feel strongly will help us the remainder of the season and into the playoffs. 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 briefly with the Knicks, from January 31 until a few days ago. He came to New York in the huge trade that spent Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas.
This season, mostly with the Mavs, Matthews has been averaging 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Matthews went undrafted in 2009, but quicky proved scouts wrong, putting up 9.4 points per game on 48.3% FG and 38.2% 3FG as a rookie for the Jazz. In his second season, playing for the Trail Blazers, he put up 15.9 ppg.
One skill Matthews will bring to the Pacers is three-point shooting. His career 3FG percentage is 38.2%.
The Pacers are 37-19 this season, and despite recently losing star shooting guard Victor Oladipo to a major injury are currently on a 5-game winning streak. They are off today, and host the Hornets tomorrow.