When asked whether he was overpaid, Wesley Matthews — the soon-to-be second-year swingman who signed with Portland for five years, $35 million — responded in part, “People that say I’m overpaid — I might be. We never know. I know one thing is that I’ll be in the gym and I’ll be working to give myself a chance to be the best that I can be.” (Blazer’s Edge)
I’m sorry, but Wes is wrong. The truth isn’t that he might be overpaid. It’s that he is absolutely, no doubt about it, 100% overpaid. It’s not his fault, but when a guy who averaged less than 10 points in his only NBA season and will be a 6th man next season gets $35 million, that’s simply stretching the pockets a little too wide. But at least this little guy loves him.