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Wesley Matthews | Guard/Forward | #23

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Marquette
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Wesley Matthews made 3-of-13 from the field for 11 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.
He looked gassed in this game and didn't have much lift. Matthews' Achilles held up for the most part and only missed four games all season. Now that he's going to have a full offseason to prepare without having to rehab, he might have a better year next season. Apr 25 - 11:11 PM

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Wesley Matthews scored 19 points with two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

It's never a question of minutes with Matthews these days. In his four games during this series, he's played 29, 36, 33 and 38 minutes. If not for garbage time, Matthews would've been in the upper 30s in every game. He'll be a possible play in DFS every night, but there's risk due to how often he flops.
Apr 23 - 11:50 PM

Wesley Matthews finally broke out of his slump in Thursday's blowout loss to the Thunder, scoring 22 points on 6-of-13 shooting.

He also hit 3-of-7 from beyond the arc and 7-of-10 from the line, adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes. Unfortunately the Mavs lost by 29 points, so it's a shame that his big performance was wasted. Matthews was held to just six points in Game 2 and seven points in Game 1, but hopefully tonight was a sign that he's ready to come alive.
Apr 21 - 10:31 PM

Wesley Matthews scored just seven points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

Going small really hurt Wes early. He had to guard Kevin Durant and he wasn't able to get clean looks on the offensive end. With J.J. Barea (groin) getting hurt, that might help Wes shift to the two more often. He should be better in Game 2.
Apr 17 - 12:02 AM

Wesley Matthews finally broke out of his slump on Monday vs. the Jazz, scoring 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting.

He had a seven-point dud vs. the Clippers on Sunday and was shooting just 35.9 percent from the field in April prior to Monday, but he came through at the perfect time for Dallas. He added two rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes and will look to build off his momentum on Wednesday vs. the Spurs.
Apr 11 - 11:44 PM

Wesley Matthews was unproductive in his 31 minutes of play on Sunday, going 2-of-9 from the field on his way to seven points, three assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers.

Over the past two weeks, Matthews has been averaging 39.2 minutes a night, so perhaps fatigue was a bit of a factor in Sunday's less-than-stellar outing. He had been playing very well up to this point, owning averages of 15.5 points, 3.7 triples and 1.5 steals per game during that two-week span, so owners can expect a bit of a bounce-back performance on Monday with a matchup against Utah.
Apr 10 - 6:14 PM

Wesley Matthews scored 11 points on 3-of-7 shooting Friday to go with two boards, one assist, three 3-pointers and one turnover in 44 minutes.

Matthews also connected on both of his freebies, giving him a solid 69.8 true shooting percentage on the evening. With Deron Williams (sports hernia) and Chandler Parsons (knee) on the sidelines, Matthews’ minutes have spiked to 40.9 a night through the first four games of April, and that trend could continue with J.J. Barea (groin) also adding his name to the injury list Friday night. He has a decent shot to close out the year as a top-50 option in 9-cat leagues.
Apr 9 - 1:22 AM

Rick Carlisle said that Wesley Matthews has been in a "much better rhythm" lately, and he's delivered for Dallas with Deron Williams (sports hernia) and Chandler Parsons (knee) on the sidelines.

"He’s gotten in a much better rhythm," Carlisle said. "He’s touching the ball more now that we have some other key guys out, and he’s delivered for us." Matthews touches per contest have increased to 56.5 over his past 10 outings, up from his season average of 46.7, and he's been a top-50 player during that 10-game span with averages of 16.3 points, 1.3 steals and an elite 3.8 triples per game.
Source: Mavs.com
Apr 7 - 3:15 PM

Wesley Matthews scored 16 points with six rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers against the Rockets on Wednesday.

His defense was outstanding and tonight was a reminder why the Mavs paid so much for a guy coming off an Achilles tear. Matthews has also been stringing games together over his last five, averaging 16.4 points, 3.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 3.8 treys. He should be owned in standard leagues with the Mavs being so shorthanded on the perimeter.
Apr 7 - 12:31 AM

Wesley Matthews played 43 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with 17 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

The Mavs were really shorthanded on the perimeter, so Iron Man lived up to his nickname. No Maverick played more in any non-OT regular season game than Matthews did tonight. He should be owned in all leagues with a ton of offensive responsibility on his plate.
Apr 1 - 11:02 PM

Wesley Matthews scored 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting Friday, to go with three rebounds, three assists, six 3-pointers and zero turnovers through 33 minutes of work.

Matthews was also a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe in this one, giving him a sterling true shooting percentage of 73.2 on the evening. He’s going to be taking on a larger role in the offense with Chandler Parsons (knee) done for the year, so he should be able to flirt with top-50 value to close out the season.
Mar 26 - 1:41 AM

Wesley Matthews scored 22 points during a 109-103 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday with five rebounds, one assist, one block, two steals and six 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

The arrows were flying from Wes' bow against his former team -- he actually didn't do this celebration to respect the fans. He's certainly going to have some added responsibility with Chandler Parsons (knee) expected to miss the season. He scored 15 points on Sunday, so maybe he can keep it going. If Matthews is on the wire, it makes sense to add him in all leagues with the increase in his ceiling.
Mar 24 - 1:15 AM

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavericks will rely heavily upon Wesley Matthews with Chandler Parsons (knee) likely out for the season.

Carlisle said Matthews will be "heavily relied upon" now that Chandler Parsons will likely undergo season-ending surgery. Matthews has been inconsistent this season, but he's set to see a big uptick in usage and is worth starting on a nightly basis in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 22 - 1:54 PM

Wesley Matthews played through a right leg injury on Sunday, finishing a win vs. the Blazers with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, five 3-pointers, five boards and three assists in 42 minutes.

Matthews was in a terrible shooting slump but he broke out vs. his former team. He'll continue to log as many minutes as possible for the No. 8 seed Mavericks, who are now 1.5 games ahead of the Jazz. Fantasy owners can expect Matthews to have a glaring green light offensively if Chandler Parsons' knee injury causes him to miss more games. Just keep an eye on the injury report as a precaution, as Matthews conceded that his knee was still bothering him after his return from a scary injury on Friday.
Mar 20 - 7:40 PM

Wesley Matthews (ankle) will return to Friday's game vs. the Blazers.

Matthews went back to the locker room to have his right ankle re-taped, and he'll continue to fight through the pain. We'll let you know how he fares after the game.
Mar 20 - 4:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Devin Harris
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Seth Curry
3Jonathan Gibson
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
4Quincy Acy
C1Andrew Bogut
2Salah Mejri
3A.J. Hammons