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Milwaukee Bucks | #23 | Guard

Wesley

Matthews

PPG

5.1

RPG

1.9

APG

0.7

PIE

3.5

6'4" | 220lb | 35 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Played 10 seasons in the NBA with Utah, Portland, Dallas, New York and Indiana, appearing in a total of 724 games with 662 career starts … holds career averages of 13.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game Played and started 36 playoff games throughout his career

BEFORE NBA

2018-19: Started 68 of his 69 total appearances during the regular season for Dallas, New York and Indiana … averaged 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game and shot 40.0% from the field, 37.2% from 3-point range and 81.0% from the free-throw line … began his 10th NBA season (his 4th in Dallas) with the Mavericks as he started 44 games and averaged 13.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game … scored a season-high 25 points as he sank 7 3-pointers for Dallas at GSW on 12/22 … was traded to New York on 1/31 along with DeAndre Jordan and Dennis Smith Jr. in exchange for Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Kristaps Porzingis ... played 2 games and made 1 start for the Knicks as he averaged 7.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game ... waived by the Knicks on 2/7 … signed with the Pacers as a free agent on 2/10 … started all 23 of his appearances with the Pacers and averaged 12.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game … scored in double figures 15 times for the Pacers with a high mark of 24 points in the win over the Pelicans on 2/22 … made 6 3-pointers against New Orleans, tied for the most by any Pacers player during the regular season … capped a 16-point, 7-rebound performance with the game-winning offensive rebound and put-back with 1.6 seconds remaining to lift Indiana to a 108-106 win over Oklahoma City on 3/14. 2017-18: Averaged 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, a team-high 1.2 steals and 33.8 minutes in 63 games (all starts) with Dallas … made a team-high 153 3-pointers, becoming the only NBA player with 125+ 3s in each the last 8 seasons (2010-18) … had 2 games with 25+ points, 7 games with 20+ points, 15+ games with 18+ points, 22 games with 15+ points and 43 games with 10+ points … season-high (team-high) 29 points (11-15 FGs, 5-7 3FGs, 2-2 FTs), including 11 in 1st quarter, to go with 4 rebounds in 38 minutes at MIL on 12/8 … his 29-point effort at MIL on 12/8 was his 2nd-highest scoring game as a Maverick … scored a team-high 22 points (7-11 FGs, 7-10 3FGs, 1-2 FTs) to go with 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 38 minutes vs. GSW on 1/3 … had a team-high 24 points to go with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 36 minutes vs. CHI on 1/5 … tallied a team-high 23 points with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 38 minutes at POR on 1/20 … scored a season-high-tying 29 points (10-18 FGs, 7-14 3FGs, 2-2 FTs) with 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in 38 minutes vs. HOU on 1/24 … had team-high 23 points (7-16 FGs, 7-12 3FGs, 2-2 FTs) with 5 assists, 1 steal and season-high 2 blocks in 34 minutes at LAC on 2/5 … missed 1 game due to low back tightness at HOU on 2/11 … missed 2 games due to a left hip injury (vs. NO 3/4, vs. DEN 3/6) … missed the final 16 games of the season due to a fracture to his right proximal fibula. 2016-17: Averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, a career-high 2.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 34.2 minutes in 73 games (all starts) with Dallas … made a team-high 174 3-pointers his 7th straight season with 125+ 3-pointers (only NBA player with at least 125 3s in each of the last 7 seasons) … had 7 games with 25+ points, 14 games with 20+ points, 31 games with 15+ points, 47 games with 10+ points … recorded 14 games with 5+ assists in 2016-17 – the most such games he produced in any 1 season in his career … scored a team-high 25 points with game-tying 3-pointer with 4.1 seconds left, to go with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 41 minutes at HOU on 10/30 … scored a game-high 26 points (8-19 FGs, 5-11 3FGs, 5-6 FTs) to go with 2 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block in 37 minutes vs. SAS on 11/30 … had a game-high-tying 26 points, including 20 in 2nd half (14 in 3rd quarter), to go with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 35 minutes vs. CHI on 12/3 … he made a season-high 7 3-pointers (7-11 3FGs) in the Mavericks’ 107-82 victory over the Bulls on 12/3 … scored a game-high 26 points to go with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 36 minutes vs. IND on 12/9 … had a game-high 26 points to go with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 35 minutes at HOU on 12/10 … scored a team-high 25 points to go with 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 32 minutes vs. DEN on 12/12 … scored 25+ points in 3 straight games from 12/9-12, marking the 1st time in his career that he posted 3 consecutive 25+ point outings … scored 11 points, including game-winning 3-pointer with 11.7 seconds left, to go with 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 40 minutes in DAL’s 99-98 win at CHI on 1/17 … scored a season-high 27 points to go with 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 40 minutes at POR on 2/3 … competed in the 2017 JBL 3-Point Contest during All-Star Weekend (New Orleans) …rested for 4 games (at GS 11/9, at SAC 4/4, vs. DEN 4/11, at MEM 4/12) … missed 2 games with a right hip strain (vs. NY 1/25, at OKC 1/26) … missed another 2 games with a hip injury (at ATL 3/1, vs. MEM 3/3). 2015-16: Appeared in 78 games (all starts) with Dallas and averaged 12.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 33.9 minutes per game … made a team-high 189 3-pointers … also logged a team-high 2,644 minutes … had 1 game with 30+ points, 4 games with 25+ points, 10 games with 20+ points, 31 games with 15+ points and 52 games with 10+ points … 25 points (9-13 FGs, 3-4 3FGs, 4-4 FTs), 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 33 minutes vs. LAC (11/11/15) … scored a career-high-tying 36 points (12-23 FGs, 10-17 3FGs, 2-2 FTs) to go with 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in 41 minutes at WAS on 12/6 … he made a career-high 10 3-pointers at WAS on 12/6, tying the franchise record for most 3s in a game … Matthews became the 4th player in NBA history to hit 10+ 3-pointers, grab 5+ rebounds and hand out 5+ assists in a game … had a game-high-tying 28 points to go with 3 steals in 35 minutes vs. WAS on 12/12 … scored a team-high 26 points to go with 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 33 minutes at GSW on 3/26 … rested for 4 games: at LAC (10/29), at HOU (11/14), at NO (1/6), at OKC (1/13). 2014-15: Averaged 15.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 33.7 minutes in 60 games (all starts) with Portland … shot 44.8% from the field, 38.9% from 3-point range and 75.2% from the line … had 1 game with 30+ points … 14 games with 20+ points … made a season-high 7 3-pointers 3 times ... had 28 points in 34 minutes at CHA on 11/26 … tallied 26 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 36 minutes vs. MEM on 11/28 … scored 28 points with 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 32 minutes vs. NY on 12/28 … notched his 774th 3-pointer as a Trail Blazer at MEM on 1/17 to surpass Terry Porter for the most 3-point field goals in Trail Blazers franchise history (finished with 826 3FGs) … was 1 of 8 participants selected to compete in the Foot Locker 3-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend … scored a season-high 31 points to go with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 34 minutes vs. SAS on 2/25 ... ruptured his left Achilles’ tendon vs. DAL on 3/5 and missed the final 21 games of the season … ranked 4th in the NBA in 3-point field goals made (173) at the time of his injury. 2013-14: In 82 games (all starts) with the Trail Blazers, averaged a career-high 16.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 33.9 minutes per game … shot 44.1% from the field, 39.3% from 3-point range and 83.7% from the line … ranked 5th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (201), which was the 2nd-most in Trail Blazers team history … had 6 games with 25+ points, 24 games with 20+ points and 69 games with 10+ points … led the team in steals with 76 … doubledouble with 21 points (7-13 FGs, 4-4 3FGs, 3-3 FTs), career-high 12 rebounds and 3 assists in 36 minutes at DEN on 11/1 season-high 28 points (12-19 FGs, 4-8 3FGs), including career-high-tying 12 made field goals, in 37 minutes vs. CHI on 11/22 … had a season-high-tying 28 points to go with 5 assists in 33 minutes vs. WAS on 3/20. 2012-13: Averaged 14.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 34.8 minutes in 69 games (69 starts) with Portland …connected on 169 3-pointers, T-11th in the NBA, and made an average of 2.4 3-pointers per game, T-5th in the league … led the team in steals per game (1.3) and all qualified teammates in 3FG% (39.8%) … had 1 game with 30+ points and 17 games with 20+ points … led the team in scoring 11 times and in assists on 3 occasions … did not play due to injury vs. TOR on 12/10, marking the 1st game missed in his NBA career … his 250 straight games played ranked 2nd in the NBA at the time … dished out a career-high 10 assists at CLE on 12/1 … had a season-high 30 points (12-17 FGs, 5-6 3FGs, 1-2 FTs), including a career-high 12 field goals, in 40 minutes vs. MIN on 11/23 … scored 28 points (10-20 FGs, 7-11 3FGs, 1-3 FTs), including a season-high 7 3-pointers, in 43 minutes at MIL on 3/19 … had 28 points at ATL on 3/22. 2011-12: Averaged 13.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 33.8 minutes in 66 games (53 starts) with Portland … finished 12th in the NBA in minutes played (2,228) ... 1 of 36 NBA players (and the only Trail Blazer) to play in all 66 regular season games in 2011-12 ... became the first Trail Blazer to play in every game for 2 consecutive seasons since Greg Anthony from 1998-2000 … finished T-5th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (129) after ranking T-7th in the category the year prior (154) … was the only NBA player ranked in the top 7 in both seasons ... finished 3rd in the NBA in steals per turnover ratio at 1.26 (91 steals, 72 turnovers) … also ranked 17th in the NBA in steals per game (1.45) and 20th in FT% (.860) … had 2 games with 30+ points and 5 games with 20+ points … scored a season-high 33 points vs. UTA on 4/2 … had 31 points (10-16 FGs, 8-10 3FGs, 3-3 FTs) in 38 minutes at SAC on 4/15, becoming the 1st POR player ever to shoot 80% from beyond the arc while making at least 8 3-pointers. 2010-11: Averaged 15.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 33.6 minutes in 82 games (69 starts) with Portland … shot 44.9% from the field, a career-high 40.7% from 3-point range and 84.4% from the line … was the only Trail Blazer to appear in every game … led all NBA sophomores in 3-pointers made (154) … had 4 games with 30+ points, 26 games with 20+ points … scored 30 points with 3 assists and 2 steals in 43 minutes at MEM on 11/16 … had 1st career double-double with 20 points and season-high 10 rebounds vs. DEN on 11/18 … had 30 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals in 39 minutes vs. UTA on 12/30 … scored a career-high 36 points to go with 5 rebounds in 40 minutes at MIN on 1/7 ... his 7 3-pointers in the 1st half at MIN on 1/7 set a new franchise record for 3-pointers in a half ... scored 31 points with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 44 minutes at CLE on 2/5 … at 2011 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam, totaled 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists for the Sophomores. 2009-10: Appeared in all 82 games (48 starts) for Utah, averaging 9.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 24.7 minutes … shot 48.3% from the field, 38.2% from 3-point range and 82.9% from the line … as a rookie, was 1 of 2 Jazz players to appear in every game … started each of the team’s last 29 regular season contests, helping UTA to a 19-10 record over that stretch … among NBA rookies, ranked 9th in scoring, 7th in FG%, 7th in 3FG%, 3rd in FT%, 10th in steals and 10th in minutes … 3 games with 20+ points … 40 games with 10+ points … season-high 29 points (9-11 FGs, 6-7 3FGs, 5-6 FTs) in 35 minutes at OKC on 3/14. --- PLAYOFF HISTORY (36 games, 36 starts) 2019: Started 4 games for the Pacers in the First Round and averaged 7.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29.8 minutes per game … scored in double figures once 2016: Started all 5 games in the Mavericks’ First Round series against the Thunder... averaged 13.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game … scored in double figures 3 times, including 1 game with 20+ points 2014: Started 11 games as Portland reached the Western Conference Semifinals ... averaged 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game … scored a playoff-career-high 27 points in Game 5 vs. HOU … scored in double figures 8 times with 3 games of 20+ points 2011: Started 6 games for the Trail Blazers and averaged 13.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 33.7 minutes per game … shot 47.4% from the field and 38.1% from 3 … tallied double-digit scoring in 4 games … had 20+ points once 2010: Started all 10 games for the Jazz in his first career playoffs … averaged 13.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.7 assists in 37.1 minutes per game … scored in double figures 7 times, including 1 game with 20+ points.

PERSONAL LIFE

In 4 years at Marquette (2005-09), averaged 13.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 30.2 minutes in 127 games (117 starts) … Marquette’s all-time leader in FTs made (549) … also ranks 10th in points (1,673) and T-6th in games played (127) … started every game in each of his final 3 seasons at Marquette 2008-09: Selected to the All-Big East Second Team ... started all 35 games and averaged career bests with 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 34.0 minutes 2007-08: Started all 35 games, averaging 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.0 and 28.8 minutes 2006-07: Started all 34 games, averaging 12.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 31.2 minutes ... 2005-06: Averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 24.9 minutes in 23 games (13 starts).