Matthews played for bucks before he turned down a $2.7 million player option for next season and entered the free agent market. Obviously, he signed a contract of 3.6 million, not mainly for the money, but to pursue the dream of the championship.
Matthews, an 11 year NBA veteran, averaged 7.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in the Bucks last season, with a 3-point shooting rate of 36.4%. This year, Hughes started with an average of 2.6 points and 24.6 points.
This move by the Lakers is mainly to increase the depth of the back court. They have previously transferred Denny green. Rondo is unlikely to return. Bradley chooses to become a free agent. Now, theyve got Schroeder and signed veteran Matthews just to strengthen their backcourt lineup.