Matthews and the Bucks have agreed to terms on a contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Matthews is coming off of an up-and-down year split between three franchises, but he'll enter a much more stable environment in Milwaukee, where he'll help fill the void left by Malcolm Brogdon's departure. There's a chance Matthews could start, but he'll likely settle into a slightly reduced role after averaging 30-plus minutes per game in every season since 2010, but he could still be a source of three-pointers. The Madison, Wis. native and Marquette product has averaged 6.6 three-point attempts per game over the last five seasons.
Matthews (toe) participated in Friday's practice and will play in Game 1 against the Celtics on Sunday, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
There was never any real concern regarding Matthews' sore right toe that kept him out of Wednesday's regular season finale, but full participation in Friday's practice confirms that the shooting guard is 100 percent for the postseason. He should be a full go come Sunday.
Matthews is listed as out for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Hawks due to a sore right toe.
The injury likely isn't anything serious, as the Pacers appear to just be giving Matthews the night off to rest before the start of postseason play. Tyreke Evans will likely re-enter the starting lineup Wednesday in Matthews' absence.
Matthews (hamstring) will play Friday against the Celtics, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
It will be just a two-game absence for Matthews, as he's set to return Friday. He'll presumably re-join the starting five.
Matthews (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Celtics.
Matthews, encouragingly, went through Thursday's practice. If he ends up available Friday, he'll presumably take back his starting spot from Tyreke Evans.
Matthews (hamstring) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports.
This will be Matthews' second straight absence since injuring his hamstring, but there still doesn't appear to be much concern from the Pacers regarding the injury. The team's main priority at this point will be ensuring Matthews is 100 percent before the start of the playoffs, and in his absence, Tyreke Evans and Aaron Holiday should once again see a sizable increase in playing time.
Matthews (hamstring) will not play Monday against Detroit.
Matthews was initially deemed questionable after he appeared to tweak his right hamstring in Saturday's loss to Orlando. Matthews played a full compliment of minutes (33) in that contest, finishing with 13 points, four assists and two rebounds. In his absence Monday, expect some combination of Tyreke Evans, Cory Joseph and Aaron Holiday to absorb most of the minutes.
Matthews is questionable for Monday's game against Detroit due to a right hamstring strain.
It's unknown as to when Matthews suffered the injury, as his hamstring didn't appear to bother him in 33 minutes Saturday against Orlando. The Pacers should have a better idea on his availability following Monday morning's shootaround.
Matthews managed 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's 121-116 loss to the Magic.
Matthews continues to provide solid defense and three-point shooting as Indiana's starting shooting guard. However, his overall production isn't particularly impressive, so he's best reserved for use in deeper leagues.
Matthews (knee) returned to Friday's game against the Celtics in the second quarter, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Matthews was questionable to return after bruising his knee, but he appears just fine after checking back in.
Matthews is questionable to return to Friday's game against the Celtics due to a bruised left knee.
It appears Matthews' injury is relatively minor. Even if he does return, it's possible he lands on the injury report ahead of Saturday's contest against the Magic.
Matthews had just seven points, five rebounds, five assists, and one block in 32 minutes during Saturday's 102-100 loss to the Nuggets.
Matthews attempted just five field-goals Saturday, ending the game with seven points in 32 minutes. It was certainly a blow for those owners who had streamed him in, although the five assists were a season-high mark as a member of the Pacers. He will likely be better than this on most nights and will look to bounce back against his former team, the Trail Blazers, in another must-win game Monday.
Matthews poured in 12 points (3-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and added two assists, one rebound and two steals across 34 minutes in the Pacers' 122-115 win over the Timberwolves.
Matthews extended his streak of double-digit point tallies to five games, but his 33.3 percent shooting represented his worst effort during that span. The 32-year-old has drained 11 buckets from distance over the last three contests, and he's averaging a robust 7.1 three-point attempts per game since joining the Pacers. The 32-year-old should continue logging a solid amount of usage for the balance of the campaign, considering the scoring vacuum that was created when Victor Oladipo was lost for the season.
Matthews managed 20 points (6-13 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 110-101 loss to the Mavericks.
Matthews earned a team high minute total while reaching double figures in scoring for the fourth straight game. He has also scored at least 20 points twice in the last four contests, and seems to be settling in as the team's starting shooting guard. Moreover, Matthews has made 19-of-44 from beyond the arc (43.2 percent) through his first six games with the Pacers.
Matthews produced 14 points (4-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, one rebound, one steal and one block over 30 minutes in the Pacers' loss to the Pistons on Monday.
Matthews kept his hot streak going by hitting four more threes in Monday's loss, bringing his total to 12 over his last three games. In that stretch, Matthews is averaging 17.3 points, though his production outside of scoring leaves much to be desired.
Matthews scored a game-high 24 points (7-14 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 4-5 FT) while adding two rebounds in 30 minutes during Friday's 126-111 win over the Pelicans.
With the Pacers down 13 points coming out of the half, Matthews took over the game in the the third quarter, pouring in 15 points to turn the momentum firmly in Indiana's favor. While he's a far more one-dimensional player than Victor Oladipo (knee), the team is counting on the veteran guard to at least help replace Oladipo's scoring, so look for Matthews to keep getting plenty of court time and touches down the stretch.
Matthews managed eight points (2-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, and three assists in 30 minutes during Monday's 99-90 win over the Hornets.
Matthews drew the start in his Pacers debut, which is perhaps no surprise based on his strong fit with the starting five and history with coach Nate McMillan. The 32-year-old veteran will mostly be relied on for his defensive effort and perimeter shooting, and he remains a low-end option in standard leagues.
Matthews will start Monday's game against the Hornets, J. Michael of the Indy Star reports.
As expected, Matthews will move into the lineup at shooting guard, which will send Tyreke Evans back to the bench. The expectation is that Matthews will serve as the starter from here on out, as the veteran noted that the opportunity for an expanded role was the driving force in his decision to choose Indiana over other opportunities on the buyout market.
Coach Nate McMillan confirmed Sunday that Matthews would likely serve as a starter for the Pacers in his team debut Monday against the Hornets, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports. "He didn't come here to [sit on the bench]," McMillan said. "He had opportunities and that was part of it -- being a starter. We felt that we could bring him in as a starter."
After failing to find a team willing to take on the remaining salary on Matthews' contract prior Thursday's trade deadline, the Knicks waived the swingman, who quickly agreed to join the Pacers. Since he didn't officially clear waivers until Saturday, Matthews was formally added to the roster Sunday and took part in practice with his new team the same day. McMillan's comments suggest he feels comfortable deploying Matthews in a high-minute role with the top unit right away, meaning Tyreke Evans is set to reprise the bench role he's filled for much of the season. Evans, Cory Joseph, Edmond Sumner and Aaron Holiday are all candidates to notice playing-time reductions on some level now that Matthews is in the fold.
Matthews officially signed with the Pacers on Sunday.
The two sides agreed in principle shortly after Matthews was bought out by the Knicks on Thursday, but the signing didn't become official until after he cleared waivers Saturday. Matthews, who has started 44 of 45 games this season for Dallas and New York, practiced with the Pacers on Sunday and should be in uniform for Monday's game versus the Hornets. He's expected to eventually settle in as the team's starting shooting guard, though it's uncertain if he'll receive that assignment in his Pacers debut.
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