Lakers Rumors: LA Focused on Bucks' Wesley Matthews After Dennis Schroder Replace
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With Danny Inexperienced reportedly headed to Oklahoma City to total the transaction that brings Dennis Schroder to Los Angeles, in step with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are having a gawk to non-public a hole at minute forward.
Marc Stein of the Novel York Cases reported Sunday that the Lakers are attracted to signing Wesley Matthews, who has a $2.7 million player option with the Milwaukee Bucks for the upcoming season earlier than he hits the free-agent market in 2021.
Matthews, an 11-Three hundred and sixty five days vulnerable who split the massive majority of his occupation between the Portland Go Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks earlier than stints with the Novel York Knicks and Indiana Pacers, averaged 7.4 parts, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 67 video games for the Bucks.
Final February, when the Knicks tried to store Matthews sooner than the commerce decrease-off date, he had somewhat about a "antsy suitors hoping [he] makes it to the buyout market," in step with Stein. Houston, Oklahoma City, Toronto, Philadelphia and Golden Train were reportedly waiting on the Knicks to waive rights to the Marquette product, with the Bucks by hook or by crook signing him.
The departure of Matthews would be a noteworthy blow for the Bucks, who can even just moreover bear to element in a switch for their superstar player, two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who told a Swedish newspaper that he does "no longer know what the belief is" referring to is future in Milwaukee (h/t Dalton Trigg of Sports actions Illustrated).