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Wesley Matthews
Wesley Matthews
Position: G
Born: 10/14/86
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $16,407,500
Matthews ended up beating Bryant, returning to game action several days faster than Bryant did in 2013, both coming back in less than eight months. What mattered to Matthews: He was ready for the start of the regular season, as he’d always planned, even if the Dallas Mavericks didn’t expect it when they signed him to a four-year, $70 million max deal this summer. “I think he’s done a phenomenal job,” said Bryant, who could be making the final American Airlines Center appearance of his career Friday, when he’s questionable due to a back injury. “He and I have talked several times throughout this process. It’s tough. It’s tough to go through that, man. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. It’s very, very tough. But he looks good. When we saw him in L.A., I was very, very happy with the way he was moving. He seemed to be pretty comfortable. That’s a tough thing to go through.”
Matthews knew full well about some of the recent dysfunction that had led to the Kings’ problems, and the notion of teaming with fellow free agent DeAndre Jordan in Dallas rather than DeMarcus Cousins & Co. in Sacramento was clearly more appealing. “I had my own reads (on the Kings), being in the room with the owner and the GM and talking to the coach, the president,” Matthews told USA TODAY Sports. “I had my own thoughts going into it, my own reads, my own intuition. I think they mean well. I think they mean well.” He paused. “I didn’t feel confident in meaning well.”
When Jordan balked, Cuban told Matthews he could leave, too, and see what else was out there. But Matthews stayed. “I guess ’cause I’m confident in myself, and I’m confident in this team, and I’m confident in this organization,” Matthews said. “One of the first things I asked was, I don’t want to be a package deal. I was clear on this before. I feel like I am a legitimate two guard in this league. I filled a need. And they wanted me. So, whether (Jordan) came or not, it didn’t make a difference.”
But for all of Matthews’s confidence, he was still leery about entering free agency in a boot. “We really were not sure what the market would bear,” Austin texted Sunday, “but I kept telling him that although some teams would definitely be afraid of the injury, his style of play, his work ethic and leadership qualities should win the day with at least one team and he can’t sign with more than one team anyway. As it turned out, that’s how it went down.”