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Chicago Bulls, Wesley Matthews
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Shooting Guard Wesley Matthews

It’s over. It’s finally over. Well, technically it was over when Wesley Matthews signed with the Indiana Pacers midseason last year.

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But, what was once one of the worst contracts in all of basketball is finally over. The New York Knicks owed Matthews over $18 million last year (per Hoopshype) for appearing in just two games — that’s disgusting.

By the time this next season starts, Matthews will be 33 years old and coming off a season where he suited up for three different teams. At this point in his career, Matthews offers one thing and one thing only: He can shoot it from deep.

Matthews is a career 38.2 percent three-point shooter, making him somewhat valuable to a team that needs such a tool. However, beyond his long ball, Matthews doesn’t offer much. He may be a career 38 percent shooter from deep, but he has not shot the ball well overall in about five seasons.

Even over the length of his career, Matthews has only shot the ball at a 42.5 percent clip. That’s not good, especially for a guy who has made over $84 million during his pro career.

His defense is no where near where Jim Boylen would expect. He’s a one-trick pony. The Bulls may look to add a veteran on the wing, simply for depth. But, Matthews isn’t that guy.