Report: Wesley Matthews signing one-year, $3.6M deal with Lakers

Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews (9) reacts after making a 3-point shot in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

Free agent guard Wesley Matthews has agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The Lakers, who traded veteran guard Danny Green earlier this off-season to the Oklahoma City Thunder in order to acquire a much-needed playmaker in Dennis Schroder, have found a cheap and comparable replacement in Matthews. The 34-year-old was one of the Milwaukee Bucks' best perimeter defenders during the playoffs (especially against the Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler), and shot a lethal 39.5 per cent from downtown.

Los Angeles has managed to quickly shore up a championship roster quite well, and free agent big man Anthony Davis is expected to re-sign in the coming days.

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