The Indiana Pacers are expected to sign free agent Wesley Matthews to a veteran's minimum contract for the remainder of the season.
Matthews, a 32-year-old veteran shooting guard, played his initial 44 games of the season with the Dallas Mavericks before being dealt by the Knicks as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade.
New York had to acquire Matthews in the Porzingis deal to match salary, but it decided to waive him so its young guards can receive more opportunity. He played only two games with the Knicks.
Matthews had the choice of signing with top teams like the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder to name a few. He ultimately preferred the Pacers because they had the most opportunity to offer with Victor Oladipo being sidelined for the remainder of the season.
It hasn't been a career year for Matthews, but he is still averaging a solid 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He is known for his '3-and-D' impact and is shooting 37.4 percent from deep on an average of 5.9 attempts per game so far in 2018-19.
It is unknown what specific role coach Nate McMillan will decide to give Matthews. The Pacers currently are starting Tyreke Evans in Oladipo's place, but it ultimately depends on which unit McMillan believes Evans and Matthews fit best.