Milwaukee Bucks sign Wesley Matthews

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent swingman Wesley Matthews.

“Wesley is a proven veteran whose shooting, defense and experience will help us,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “He is familiar with Coach Bud’s system and our team. We’re excited to have him back with us.”

A 12-year NBA veteran, Matthews has appeared in 849 games (739 starts) over his 12 seasons with Utah, Portland, Dallas, New York, Indiana, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles, according to the Bucks, and holds career averages of 12.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steal per game.

They say the former Marquette standout who attended high school in Madison, has also played in 52 playoff games in his career and is averaging 10.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals in postseason action.

Matthews will wear No. 23. with the Bucks.

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