NBA veteran Wesley Matthews is leaving one contender for another. The 34-year-old sent a picture of a Los Angeles Lakers jersey to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes as soon as free agency opened on Friday evening.
Matthews intends to join the defending champion Lakers on a one-year, $3.6 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The 6-foot-4 wing played for the Milwaukee Bucks on a veteran’s minimum contract last season, starting 67 games and averaging 7.2 points on 36.4 shooting from three-point range.
Matthews declined a $2.7 million player option to return to the Bucks earlier this week.
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