Hawks sign veteran guard Wesley Matthews to one-year deal

Credit: TNS

Credit: TNS

The Hawks added a veteran presence to their locker room Friday. The team signed guard Wesley Matthews to a one-year deal, according to a person familiar with the situation.

A 36-year-old guard, Matthews comes to the Hawks fresh off two seasons with the Bucks. He has 14 seasons of NBA experience and is a career 37.6% 3-point shooter. He could add another veteran voice to the locker room, along with Patty Mills, who the team acquired earlier this month from the Thunder.

Matthews, whose dad, Wes Matthews, played for the Hawks in the 1980s, averaged 3.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 16 minutes with the Bucks last season.

Also, the Hawks waived wing Tyrese Martin on Friday afternoon. The team now has 15 players signed to guaranteed deals, one player on a nonguaranteed deal and two on two-way contracts.

Here’s what the team’s roster looks like heading into training camp. It also includes restricted free agent, Trent Forrest, who the team tendered a two-way offer in June. Forrest can test the market and see if a team extends something else, before giving the Hawks a chance to match it.

PG: Trae Young, Patty Mills, Kobe Bufkin, Trent Forrest (RFA), *Vit Krejci

SG: Dejounte Murray, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Garrison Mathews, Wesley Matthews

SF: De’Andre Hunter, Saddiq Bey, AJ Griffin, Seth Lundy (two-way)

PF: Jalen Johnson, Mouhamed Gueye, Miles Norris (two-way)

C: Clint Capela, Onyeka Okongwu, Bruno Fernando

*- nonguaranteed contract