NBA free agency rumors: Wesley Matthews planning to sign with Pacers after receiving buyout

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.

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.

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