SG Consents to Knicks Buyout, Will Sign with Pacers :Wesley Matthews Rumors
The New York Knicks and Wesley Matthews will apparently consent to a buyout that will make the veteran wing a free agent, as indicated by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Charania later detailed Matthews will sign with the Indiana Pacers after his exit from New York.
The move makes sense for Indiana, as the Pacers are still in the blend for the postseason and expected to add profundity to the wing with Victor Oladipo out for the season. The Pacers are at present 35-19 and fourth in the Eastern Conference.
Completing in the best four and returning home court advantage in the first series would be tremendous for the Pacers, however holding off the Philadelphia 76ers (34-20) and their bounty of new increases will be no little task.
Matthews, 32, is averaging 12.8 points, 2.3 bounce back and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 40.6 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from three. He’ll give the Pacers a pleasant three-and-D choice and round out a strong if unspectacular group of wings, which additionally incorporates Bojan Bogdanovic, Tyreke Evans and Doug McDermott.
The Pacers don’t need for shooting in that group, yet Matthews will give them a strong defensive presence also. In the interim, he’ll get a bigger number of minutes in Indiana given Oladipo’s damage than he may have gotten with different contenders, which is likely a factor in his announced choice to join the Pacers.
It isn’t a standout amongst the most earth-shattering moves in the NBA this week, yet it’s a strong move for the two sides regardless.