Free agent swingman Wesley Matthews intends to sign a contract with the Lakers, reports The Athletic’s Shams Charania (Twitter link) Matthews turned down a player option with Milwaukee to reach the ‘free agency this week

Lakers’ deal with Matthews will be a one-year pact worth $ 3.6MM, says Charania (via Twitter) It looks like the club will use their biannual exception – which is exactly worth $ 3,623,000 – to lock up the 34-year-old

While Matthews’ peak years are behind him, he remains a reliable three-and-D option, having started all 67 games he played for the NBA’s top Bucks last season He recorded 74 PPGs, 25 RPGs and 14 APGs with a 364 3PT% in 244 minutes per contest, and has never made less than 360% of his lines in a single season since entering the league

While we would have to wait and see how the rest of the Lakers ‘offseason unfolds before we know exactly what Matthews’ role will be, the team needed a wing capable of shooting as Danny Green was traded. and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Avery Bradley both in the free agent market Matthews can fill this role without breaking the bank

Assuming the Lakers use the biannual exception and not the mid-level taxpayer exception to complete Matthews signing, they will be capped at $ 138 93MM this season

Solid replacement for Danny Green I would love to see them bring back KCP & or Bradley

Lakers don’t have 4 players on $ 100 million contracts Or waste that much cap space on a dude who puts up 4 buckets per game on a good day ** Drayton cough cough

I mean, don’t get me wrong, the Lakers are awesome, but you’ll probably end up hating Mathews before the year is out

Oh, I never said green was all that either Just saying people in Los Angeles aren’t going to like Wes Mathews

Curtis showing his lack of understanding again, Mathews wins defensive game 14 and Danny Green 15 essentially for 1/5 the cost of green Easy victory

Tats you have to live in these troll heads Every post you post is on lmao, so sad hahahahaha worthless

At this point, we expect it, all we need is simple to complete the trio of 3 stooge

Wes has never been as good as he was in Portland… I’m the most overrated 3 and D player in the world… and they didn’t even get him for a vet min… that’s $ 2 million down the drain

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