Matthews recorded zero points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and one rebound over six minutes in Wednesday's 101-90 win over Lakeland.
Matthews has appeared in seven of the first nine games of the G League season, but he hasn't made much of an impact off the bench. He was unable to convert on either of his shots from beyond the arc Wednesday and is now averaging just 5.4 points and 3.7 rebounds over 18.4 minutes per contest this year.
Matthews was waived by the Cavaliers on Friday, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Matthews appeared in one preseason game, seeing 16 minutes and recording seven points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block. After being waived, he could end up in the G League.
Matthews (knee) is probable for Friday's preseason game against the Knicks, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The 24-year-old has yet to play in the preseason due to right knee soreness, but he should be able to take the court in Friday's finale. Matthews joined the Cavaliers as a UDFA after going unselected during the draft in November and is a long shot to make the roster to begin the season.
Matthews did not play in Wednesday's 100-93 preseason loss to the Knicks due to right knee soreness.
Matthews has yet to make his preseason debut after suffering the injury presumably in camp with the Cavs. The guard's next chance to play comes Friday.
Matthews is out for Saturday's preseason opener against the Pacers due to right knee soreness.
Matthews presumably picked up the injury during camp. His next chance to play arrives Monday against the Pacers.
Matthews (knee) said Sunday that he agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers, Brendan Quinn of The Athletic reports.
After leaving Michigan following his redshirt junior season in 2018-19, Matthews suffered a torn ACL while participating in a workout for the Celtics ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft. He ended up going undrafted and remained unsigned throughout the past season while he rehabbed his knee, but the 24-year-old now looks like he's healthy and ready to get his professional career started. Though he'll be a long shot to earn a spot on the Cavaliers' opening-night roster, Matthews will look to make enough of an impression to get an opportunity with Cleveland's G League affiliate, the Canton Charge.
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|12/18||@ NY||L 83-119||16||7||7||1||2||0||1|
|12/16||@ NY||L 93-100||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|12/14||vs IND||W 116-106||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|12/12||vs IND||W 107-104||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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