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Wesley Matthews
Wesley Matthews
Position: G
Born: 10/14/86
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $2,905,851
Milwaukee Bucks star Wesley Matthews has come back to Madison to help give back. He has teamed up with Madison Public Schools Foundation to help launch a new initiative aimed at making it easier for students to get active. Called ‘Play Every Day,’ this initiative will help provide funds to support the Madison Metropolitan School District, allowing faculty to replace old physical education and recess equipment, as well as help students cover participation fees. Matthews propelled Play Every Day with an initial $50,000 gift. He is also matching up to $50,000 in donations from the community.
“He has an incredible knack for sharing,” Budenholzer said. “His defensive acumen, there’s a level, kind of intelligence and defensive … call them tricks, call them whatever you want … Wes has learned and applied them over his career and he shares them with me, to be honest. “He shares them with his teammates and that kind of stuff is sometimes hard to find. He’s been really good and all the other ways, too; he cares about his teammates, cares about winning. He’s tough, brings an edge. So he’s been really good.”
As for his offense, Matthews will take his when he feels it’s right. It feels like a little more scoring than P.J. Tucker provided in the same role last year in the championship run. But this much is clear — Matthews will still look to shoot after he’s just played a crazy possession on defense. “I may pass up a good shot thinking something else is going to happen,” Matthews said. “But I will shoot if I’m getting ready to pass out, if I’m open; that’s what I am supposed to do. Don’t get me wrong, I will let 15 threes go, if it calls for it. “I won’t care, if that’s what the game calls for.”