The Indiana Pacers will sign Wesley Matthews after he agreed to a buyout from the New York Knicks according to multiple media reports.
Matthews was acquired in the Kristaps Porzingis trade by New York and is being waived after playing two games for the team.
Matthews gives the Pacers a veteran wing that the 76ers, Warriors, Rockets, Thunder and other contending teams were rumored to be interested in on the buyout market.
Matthews likely chose the Pacers because of the available playing time and his familiarity with the coaching staff and front office. He played for the Blazers while Nate McMillan, Kevin Pritchard and Chad Buchanan were all in Portland as well.
Matthews, 32, is averaging 12.8 points per game this season while shooting 37.4% from 3-point range. He provides depth at both wing spots and could possibly play some small ball four if necessary.
The trade deadline came and went without the Pacers making any major deals or involved in any big rumors but they did acquire a second-round pick. The Pacers will have an open roster spot for Matthews after waiving Ike Anigbogu in order to complete a trade with the Houston Rockets.