http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Matthews-signs-offer-sheet-with-Portland/8k9WI0P-hkC5T6KLwFzXPw.cspxSALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - The Portland Trailblazers have signed Utah Jazz guard Wesley Matthews to a 5-year, $34-million dollar offer sheet. Because Matthews is a restricted free agent, the Jazz will have one week to match the offer in order to retain him.
The deal reportedly includes a $3.4 million signing bonus, so Matthews will earn $9.2 million in the first year of the contract. Last year, Matthews made the league minimum of $457,588.
Exactly one year ago today, Portland signed forward Paul Millsap to a front-loaded offer sheet of four years and $32 million, which the Jazz eventually matched. Utah had to pay Millsap some $13 million up front in the deal.
As an undrafted rookie out of Marquette, Matthews ended up starting 48 games for the Jazz last season, averaging 9.4 points per game and was the team's best perimeter defender down the stretch of the season.
After the departures of Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver to the Chicago Bulls, the Jazz do have the salary space to match Portland's offer, but it's unclear if they're willing to do so.