Wesley Matthews won’t be shooting any arrows from his quiver in Portland anymore, at least not in a Trail Blazers uniform.
David Aldridge of NBA.com reports that Matthews has agreed “in principle” to a deal to bring him to the Dallas Mavericks.
According to reports, Matthews turned down a guaranteed $64 million offer from the Sacramento Kings. The only logical reason that we can see for this is: Kings.
Sam Amick of USA Today and Marc Stein are reported that there is additional year tacked on to the initial Matthews deal and that he was offered $16 million + per season.
However, Stein reports that Matthews’ preferred destination were the Dallas Mavericks. Matthews reportedly met with the Mavericks on the first night of free-agency but there was a reported gap between the parties.
The Blazers free-agency frenzy has been wild. And while many scoffed at the ability of Matthews to get top-dollar on the open market, he’s already commanded the most money per season of any shooting guard on the market.
Pretty good for a guy who looked like his career was in jeopardy. There have been no reports thus far that the Blazers have made an offer or even met with Matthews in free-agency.
There haven’t been any rumblings that the Blazers pursued Matthews during free-agency.
And the rest of the band is exiting stage left.
In addition to the Matthews agreement, Robin Lopez has reportedly agreed to join the New York Knicks, so long as DeAndre Jordan doesn’t go there. Jordan’s top two choices are reportedly the Clippers and the Mavericks.