Wesley Matthews Biography

( 1986 - )
February 13, 2019
First published on:November 28, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Wesley Matthews

Date of Birth: 1986, October 14
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
Birth Name Wesley Joel Matthews Jr.
Famous Name Wesley Matthews
Father Wes Matthews, Sr.
Mother Pam Moore
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Birth Place San Antonio, Texas
Currently Working For Dallas Mavericks
Salary $18,622,513
Net Worth $36 Million
Weight in KG 100
Profession basketball player
Famous for basketball
School attended James Madison Memorial High School
University attended University of Wisconsin–Madison
Full Name Wesley Joel Matthews Jr.
Current team Dallas Mavericks
Position in Team Shooting guard
Past Team Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers
Horoscope Libra
Birth Date October 14, 1986
School Location Madison, Wisconsin
University Team Marquette
Date 2018
Career Earnings $84,421,701
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)

Wesley Matthews is an American professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2019, Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. currently plays for the Indiana Pacers as their Shooting guard. He has played for other teams like Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers.

 

As a Shooting guard, Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. reportedly earns around $737,715 as his yearly salary from Indiana Pacers. Further, Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. has an estimated net worth of over $36 Million.

Wesley Matthews Salary and Net Worth

As of 2019, Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. has an estimated net worth of over $36 Million.

Currently, he is under 1 year $737,715 contract with the Indiana Pacers, including $737,715 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $737,715. In 2018-19, he will earn a base salary of $737,715, while carrying a cap hit of $512,746 and a dead cap value of $512,746.

Previously, he signed a 4 year / $70,060,026 contract with Dallas Mavericks. As per the contract, the NBA player has an average salary of $18,622,513 annually.

Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. so far has made earnings of $84,421,701 from his entire NBA career.

Season Team Salary
2017/18 Dallas Mavericks $17,884,175
2016/17 Dallas Mavericks $17,145,838
2015/16 Dallas Mavericks $16,407,500
2014/15 Portland Trail Blazers $7,245,640
2013/14 Portland Trail Blazers $6,875,480
2012/13 Portland Trail Blazers $6,505,320
2011/12 Portland Trail Blazers $6,135,160
2010/11 Portland Trail Blazers $5,765,000
2009/10 Utah Jazz $457,588
Total   $84,421,701

Other than being a famous NBA Shooting guard, Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. is pretty famous in social media. He has 167k and 268k followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively.

Wesley Matthews Personal Life

Even after being so popular, Matthews has managed to keep his personal life secret. It doesn’t seem like he is married or engaged in any relationship. He loves his little sister so much and spends most of the time with her enjoying the moment and supporting her.

Matthews’ celebration is very famous in the NBA world. He pulls an invisible arrow during his celebration. He believes that an arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward, so life is dragging back means it's going to launch you into something great.

Wesley Matthews Early Life

Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. was born on October 14, 1986, in San Antonio, Texas to parents Wes Matthews, Sr. and Pam Moore. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Libra. He grew up with his sister named Kayla.

Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. attended James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wisconsin where he played for his high school basketball team.

After completing high school, Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. enrolled at University of Wisconsin–Madison and played for the Marquette. He held an average of 13.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in his college career. 

Wesley Matthews Professional Career

Wesley Matthews started his professional career with Utah Jazz since 2009. He joined Utah jazz after going to the 2009 NBA draft. He signed a one-year contract with Jazz in September 2009. He was made the team’s starting shooting guard in February 2010 by the head coach Jerry Sloan.

Also read:- Biography of Josh Jackson

Portland Blazers signed Matthews to a five-year contract with $34 million offer sheet on July 10, 2010. In his first season, he gained a spot in the Blazers’ starting lineup after knee problem of Brandon Roy.

He suffered from left ship injury after playing 250 consecutive games. He got the nickname of “Iron-man” due to his willingness to play through minor injuries.

CAPTION: Matthews playing for Portland SOURCE: sports.yahoo

On November 25, Matthews was fined $20,000 due to the altercation with his teammate Mo Williams during the game against Golden State Warrior.

Also read:- Biography of Kristaps Porzingis

On July 9, 2015, Matthews joined Dallas Mavericks with a four-year deal. He became the seventh Dallas player to hit 500 3-pointers with the teams on February 13, 2018.

CAPTION: Matthews playing for Dallas SOURCE: ClutchPoints

He played with the Dallas roosters like Harrison Barnes and Jalen Brunson.

Furthermore, On February 10, 2019, Matthews moved to the Indiana Pacers.

Wesley Matthews' facts and stats

Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. The Famous NBA star is 6 ft 5 inches (1.96 m) in height and weighs around 100 kgs.

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