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  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers

    Wesley Matthews started again for the Pacers on Wednesday and quietly put up eight points (2-of-7 shooting), three rebounds, two dimes, one triple and one steal in 31 minutes.

    We can still chalk this one up to an adjustment period. Matthews still logged 31 minutes, so it's a matter of time until his numbers pick up. It is worth noting though that Bojan Bogdanovic, 20 points (7-of-14 shooting), six rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, is the Pacers' main weapon from long range, so Matthews will need to find his niche moving forward.

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers

    Wesley Mathews debuted in the starting lineup Monday against the Hornets, putting up eight points, five boards, three dimes and two threes on 2-of-10 shooting in 30 minutes.

    The 30 minutes are a good sign, considering the crowded backcourt, but the numbers were still pretty pedestrian. You could do worse for a last player on your team, but make sure you're alright with his season field goal percentage of 40.6.

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers

    As expected, Wesley Matthews will start at shooting guard on Monday night against the Hornets.

    Matthews said that he chose Indiana on the buyout market because they'd give him the chance to start. He's a solid option for late-round value thanks to his steals and threes, while Tyreke Evans, Edmond Sumner and Aaron Holiday will all lose some playing time.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers

    The fact that he was assured a starting job helped Wesley Matthews decide on signing with the Pacers.

    Matthews said he got calls from DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, J.J. Redick and Paul George during his brief free agency but decided on Indiana since he will get to start and felt that he'd be a good fit with the team's identity and style of play. Matthews is going to be a fairly high-minute player for the Pacers, so he's looking like a solid bet for top-150 numbers the rest of the way. Feel free to pick him up where available. Tyreke Evans can hit the road in 12-team formats where hopeful owners were holding on, while Edmond Sumner and Aaron Holiday should lose a little time off the bench.

    Source: Indianapolis Star

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers officially announced the signing of Wesley Matthews on Sunday.

    Matthews is going to a Pacers team that is missing a lot of pieces and he'll be able to fill a good spot coming off of the bench. He's more of an add in deeper leagues because he's unlikely to put up top-100 production but he could be a solid late round guy down the stretch of the season.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers

    Wesley Matthews has not officially signed with the Pacers so he will not be making his debut on Saturday.

    Matthews is still fully expected to sign with the Pacers, but it won't be for this game. He is reuniting with his coach from Portland, Nate McMillan, that helped him break into the league as an undrafted free agent.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - New York Knicks

    Wesley Matthews has been waived by the Knicks.

    Matthews is expected to sign with the Pacers, though he's drawn interest from the Thunder, Warriors, Sixers, Rockets and Raptors, among others. His departure will allow Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier to get more consistent playing time.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - New York Knicks

    Wesley Matthews plans to sign with the Pacers, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Matthews is a big boost at a depleted position for Indiana, and he's likely passing up a better shot at a title for a larger role here. Consider Matthews a solid late-round play for threes and steals with poor shooting, as usual. This move will hurt anyone who has been rolling with Tyreke Evans, as well as deep-league owners that have been using Aaron Holiday or Edmond Sumner .

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - New York Knicks

    Wesley Matthews will be bought out by the Knicks, with Shams Charania reporting that the Pacers are the current frontrunner to secure his services on the buyout market.

    This gives Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier some breathing room in New York, and they're back on the board as potential options in 14-16-team leagues. Matthews, assuming he does end up with Indiana, will likely start at shooting guard and should be able to post his customary late-round value with plenty of steals and triples. Tyreke Evans simply hasn't been good enough this year to turn that situation into a timeshare.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - New York Knicks

    The Pacers are another team that would have interest in Wesley Matthews if he gets bought out by the Knicks, per Marc Stein.

    Matthews had previously been linked to the Thunder, Rockets, Raptors, Sixers and Warriors, and while the Pacers aren't quite on that level they will likely have the most playing time to offer if that's what floats Matthews' boat. As such that'd probably be the best landing spot in terms of fantasy value, though Matthews may still prefer to end up making a run with a more serious title contender.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - New York Knicks

    Wesley Matthews drew the start at shooting guard on Tuesday night but clanked his way to a 2-of-11 shooting line, posting nine points, five assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Matthews salvaged things somewhat with the triple-one but you'd like to see more than this in 25 minutes given the shot volume. Damyean Dotson had four points on 1-of-7 shooting in 20 minutes while Allonzo Trier scored four in 14 minutes. It's a situation to avoid until the Knicks dump Matthews.

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - New York Knicks

    Wesley Matthews will start at shooting guard on Tuesday night, bumping Damyean Dotson to the bench.

    It's hardly surprising after Matthews played 28 minutes in his Knicks debut, with Dotson logging 20 and Allonzo Trier logging 15. There's potential for this to become a hot-hand situation, which just about crushes the already-limited standard-league appeal of everyone involved. Matthews figures to be bought out so all three of the Knicks shooting guards are off-limits in 12-team leagues until that happens.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - New York Knicks

    The Knicks are exploring the trade market for Wesley Matthews, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

    It's hardly surprising considering the immediate speculation was that he'd just get bought out. If Matthews does hit the buyout market, Stein is reporting that the Thunder, Rockets, Raptors, Sixers and Warriors would be interested. Perhaps that competition spurs at least one suitor to offer the Knicks some kind of asset, even if it's minimal. A quick move would be the best for all involved here as Matthews led the Knicks' shooting guards with 28 minutes on Sunday — that's not going to be enough for him to hold value and it's also crushing Allonzo Trier and Damyean Dotson.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - New York Knicks

    Wesley Matthews made his Knicks debut on Sunday afternoon but finished with just five points, a rebound and a 3-pointer while shooting 2-for-8 in 28 minutes.

    Matthews didn't start but did crush Allonzo Trier (three points, four rebounds in 15 minutes) and starter Damyean Dotson (five points, there rebounds, two assists in 20 minutes). David Fizdale's going to frustrate fantasy owners while the roster is this packed but it's expected that Matthews gets bought out or moved again soon. This figures to be a pure deep-league situation until someone is taken off the roster.

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - New York Knicks

    Wesley Matthews will be available to make his Knicks debut on Sunday but is not in the starting lineup.

    Damyean Dotson will start at shooting guard, and it's entirely possible that Matthews doesn't play at all considering how likely he is to be bought out. He has the same low-end, threes-and-steals value as always, but he might not tap into it until he lands with another team.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter