The Milwaukee Bucks are bringing back veteran swingman Wesley Matthews, who played for the team in 2019-20.
To make room for Matthews on the roster, the Bucks waived Georgios Kalaitzakis, who was selected in the second round (No. 60 overall) of the past NBA draft.
Matthews, a native of Madison who played at Marquette, played last season for the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 4.8 points over 19.5 minutes in 58 games.
With the Bucks two seasons ago, Matthews averaged 7.4 points over 24.4 minutes in 67 games, all starts, while shooting 36.4% from 3.
“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 13-year NBA vet, Matthews, who turned 35 in October, also has played for Utah, Portland, Dallas, New York and Indiana, owning career average of 12.6 points per game while making 37.9% of this 3-point attempts.
Kalaitzakis played in 48 minutes in nine games for Milwaukee this season, tallying eight points and eight rebounds. He also played three games with the Wisconsin Herd of the G League, averaging 11.3 points and 5.0 rebounds.
It’s the second veteran addition for the Bucks in the past week, earlier having signed center DeMarcus Cousins.
The Bucks return to the court Saturday, hosting Miami. Watch on Bally Sports Wisconsin beginning with Bucks Live at 6:30 p.m.