Wesley Matthews to Decline Player Option, Hit Free Agency

by November 15, 2020
Wesley Matthews of the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks veteran Wesley Matthews will not exercise his player option for the 2020-21 season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The 34-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent on Nov. 20.

Matthews signed a two-year, $5.3 million deal with the Bucks last offseason and started 67 games for the team in 2019-20.

While it’s possible that Matthews returns to Milwaukee, he’ll be able to gauge the market before he does.

Matthews’ player option in 2020-21 was worth slightly more than the veteran minimum on account of it including a raise from 2019-20, so he’d be leaving approximately $100K on the table if he just signs another minimum deal this time around.