Madison native former Marquette star Wesley Matthews wants to win his first NBA championship with the Milwaukee Bucks in his second stint with the franchise.
Here’s more about Matthew.
How long has Wesley Matthews been in the NBA?
This is Matthews’ 13th NBA season.
Has Matthews played for other NBA teams?
Yes, he has played for six other NBA teams. After not being called up, Matthews played his first season with the Utah Jazz (2009-10). He then spent the next five seasons with the Portland Trailblazers, where he became known for his stamina and three-point shooting.
He turned his success in Portland into a four-year, $70 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Matthews was traded to the New York Knicks in late January 2019. There he was released after just two games. The Indiana Pacers signed him for the remainder of the season.
He then joined the Bucks for the 2019-20 season, a year he helped the team achieve the NBA’s best record before the league shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bucks lost in the second round of the playoffs that year as the NBA resumed play in the Orlando bubble. Matthews played 58 games for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020-21 season. Without a team at the beginning of the 2021/22 season The Bucks signed Matthews in early December.
What is Matthews’ contract?
Matthews is playing on a one-year contract worth nearly $2 million. according to spotrac.coman online sports contract database.
What is Matthews known for?
His three-point shooting and defense.
While his shooting across the arc has declined in recent years and his three-pointers and attempts are down significantly compared to his earlier numbers in his career when he was hitting nearly three a game at Portland, Matthews can still pull off deliver remotely. Meanwhile, he gave the go-ahead for the threesome the Bucks’ Christmas Day comeback against the Celtics this season.
He’ll also be tasked with defending some of the game’s best offensive players around in the playoffs. Matthews worked with The former Marquette women’s basketball star became personal trainer Erin Monfre to stay agile.
He also recently moved into the Bucks’ starting lineup after taking most of the regular season off the bench.
How tall is Matthews?
How old is Matthew?
35 years old
What are Matthews’ stats from this season?
5.1 points per game, 1.9 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.2 blocks, 39.5% field goal, 33.8% three-point, 78.6% free throw (49 games).
What are Matthews’ career stats?
12.2 points per game, 2.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.2 blocks, 42.1% field goal, 37.7% three-point, 82.4% free throw (898 games).
What is Matthew’s nickname?
Who is Wesley Matthews’ family?
Wesley’s father, Wesley Sr., spent nine years in the NBA and several more as a professional player in other leagues. He won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Both his father and mother Pam played college basketball at the University of Wisconsin. Pam also played on the track and field team, where she received All-American honors. Wesley was raised by his mother.
Matthews has a young daughter.
More facts about Wesley Matthews in high school, at Marquette and in the NBA
– Matthews was the 2005 Wisconsin Mr. Basketball and led Madison Memorial to the Division 1 State Championship that year. He scored a game-high 29 points in the title game against a Milwaukee Vincent squad led by Marcus Landry.
– He hired Marquette one-year record for free throws in 2008/09 (213), a mark broken 10 years later by Markus Howard (227). His 1,119 minutes played in the 2008–09 season is still the top 5 of all time.
– When he left Portland, he was the franchise’s all-time leader in three-pointers made and attempted (He is now third behind Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum). He is also top 10 in those three point categories in the Dallas Mavericks franchise history.