The Portland Trail Blazers say goodbye to another former starter today as Wesley Matthews agrees to join the Dallas Mavericks, per TNT's David Aldridge:
Wes Matthews has agreed in principle with the Mavericks on a four-year deal, per source. Turned down huge offer from Sacramento.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 3, 2015
Matthews played 5 years with the Trail Blazers. Originally brought in as a super-sized backup to Brandon Roy, Matthews came into his own after Roy's knee injuries forced him from the game. He quickly proved his worth, shooting 40.7% from the three-point arc while defending with tenacity.
Matthews' distance shooting would continue throughout his tenure in Portland. He departs as the franchise's all-time leader in three-point attempts and makes, 8th in three-point percentage.
His career averages as a Trail Blazer:
15.4 ppg, 3.3 rebs, 2.2 assts, 43.8% FG%, 39.4% 3PT%, 57.5% TS%, 15.1 PER
Matthews played in 359 games for the Trail Blazers, logging 12193 minutes and earning the nickname of "Iron Man" for his durability and resilience. He was laid low by an Achilles injury suffered on March 5th of the past season, an injury from which he has still not fully recovered.