Wesley Matthews on his defensive role with the Lakers: “I’m a defensive mind on a team full of defensive-minded people”

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Wesley Matthews shared his thoughts on the defensive role he is expected to have in the Los Angeles Lakers next season.

Matthews, a great on and off-ball defender, believes he will not have a problem adapting to the Lakers’ defensive tactics.

“Me, I am gonna do whatever it is that they want me to do. I would like to think I know a thing or two on the defensive end. I can read situations, I can make adjustments on the fly and I’m a defensive mind on a team full of defensive-minded people,” Matthews told reporters, via Harrison Faigen of the Silver Screen and Roll.

Matthews agreed to an one-year deal with the Lakers, worth $3.6M.