Lakers to Sign Wes Matthews to One-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers will sign veteran guard Wesley Matthews to a one-year, $3.6 million deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Matthews played the 2019-20 campaign with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The move gives L.A. an established three-and-d veteran who has had no shortage of experience on winning ball clubs. He’ll slot into a Lakers rotation as they set out to defend their title.

The acquisition of Matthews, using the team’s bi-annual exception, will hard cap the franchise, meaning they couldn’t exceed the $139 million tax apron.

Matthews is 34 years old but averaged 7.4 points per game last year. He could fill a similar role to what Danny Green filled last, albeit at a considerably more team friendly price.