Matthews was sent to the Knicks from the Mavericks in late January as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade.
Wesley Matthews won’t be a free agent for long.
The 32-year-old wing player plans to sign with the Pacers after he receives a buyout from the Knicks, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. He’ll receive a prorated veteran’s minimum contract from Indiana, the report says.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019
Vet minimum ($2.3M), prorated for the rest of the season, for @WessyWes23 in Indiana once buyout with Knicks is complete, per league source.
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) February 7, 2019
Matthews was sent to New York from the Mavericks in late January as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade. He’s in the final season of the four-year, $64 million deal he signed with Dallas in July 2015.
Matthews played just two games with New York and scored 14 total points on 4-of-19 shooting.
The 10-year veteran is averaging 12.8 points and 2.3 assists in 29.7 minutes per game this season. He’s shooting 40.6 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from 3-point range.
The Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the NBA this season and enter play Thursday with a 10-43 record. Meanwhile, the Pacers are in fourth place of the Eastern Conference standings.