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2020 NBA Free Agency: Wizards retain Garrison Mathews as a two-way player

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The reserve guard will be back for one more season while spending time with the Capital City Go-Go.

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Garrison Mathews is back with the Wizards.
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On Sunday, the Washington Wizards announced that they retained Garrison Mathews as a two-way player.

In the statement, General Manager Tommy Sheppard said the following:

“Garrison showed in flashes last season that he can contribute with his shooting range and hustle. Maintaining his development within our system as a two-way player is the best way for him to continue his improvement and we look forward to having him back.”

In the 2019-20 season, Mathews averaged 5.4 points per game in 18 appearances while also making over 41 percent of his three pointers. Assuming the Capital City Go-Go can have a full season, Mathews will still spend most of his time there. With Capital City, he averaged 11.4 points per game in 17 appearances.

Currently, the Wizards have a lot of guards on the roster after a flurry of player signings in the last couple days. Still it will likely be difficult for Mathews to have a significant role this season, it could increase sooner if the team decides to go for a fuller scale rebuild in the months ahead.