April 24, 2018, 8:35 amWesley MatthewsSG/SF, Dallas Mavericks
Wesley Matthews said on Sunday that he plans to pick up the player-option year on his contract for next season.
It’s a no-brainer as the option stands for $18.62 million. Matthews recently had an MRI after sustaining a fracture to his right proximal fibula and he said that he is cleared to resume regular basketball activities without any restrictions. His injury forced him to miss the final 16 games of the season. In all, the nine-year veteran played 63 games this season, which is the fewest in his career besides the 60 games he played during the 2014-’15 campaign when he torn his left Achilles as a member of the Blazers. He led the Mavs in steals (1.21) this year and was second in minutes played (33.8), third in scoring (12.7) and third in 3-point shooting (38.1 percent) returning top-100 value for his owners.