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Wesley Matthews | Guard/Forward | #23

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Marquette
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Wesley Matthews made 1-of-8 from the field for five points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Clippers on Thursday.
He just is stuck in one of his brutal slumps again. In his last five, Matthews made just 28.9 percent from the field with averages of 6.6 points, 3.0 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. The Iron Man has some of the longest slumps among NBA starters, so some fantasy owners may want to just leave him on the wire until he snaps out of it. Mar 23 - 11:54 PM

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Wesley Matthews, who had 15 points and two 3-pointers on Sunday, hit just 3-of-8 shots for eight points, three boards, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

If you throw out Sunday's mini-explosion against the lowly Nets, he's scored a grand total of 13 points in three of his last four games. The emergence of Seth Curry has hurt him, but if he doesn't show improvement immediately, owners may have to think about hitting the waiver wire, since fantasy seasons are on the line here. He's hit just 33 percent of his shots over his last four games, although the rest of his line was pretty good tonight.
Mar 21 - 11:37 PM

Wes Matthews scored 15 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

He was in a rough slump since the break, so luckily he got the slump-busting Nets today. Hopefully, this game could get Matthews going, but his shot total is also down because there are more mouths to feed with J.J. Barea getting in the mix. Matthews is usually a mid-round guy, but his month-long slump makes him a questionable player to own in standard leagues. He only has three games this week, too.
Mar 19 - 3:36 PM

Wes Matthews (calf) returned from a one-game absence during a 116-74 loss to the 76ers on Friday, making 1-of-8 from the field for three points with two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

He looked frustrated throughout the game and maybe he wasn't 100 percent. Matthews is not exactly having a great post-break run so far, averaging 8.5 points, 3.5 boards, 2.9 dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.5 treys on 30.5 percent from the field in his previous games since the break. We've seen some brutally long slumps from Wes, so a couple more bad games could make him a drop candidate. Considering it's the fantasy playoffs in many leagues, he already is for shallow formats.
Mar 17 - 9:45 PM

Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) will start Friday night vs. Chicago.

Matthews ends up missing just one game; he sat out Wednesday night after injuring himself on Monday. Dorian Finney-Smith will get bumped back to the bench with Matthews back in the mix.
Mar 17 - 5:41 PM

Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) is expected to play Friday night vs. the Bulls.

Matthews injured himself on Monday night and did not play in Wednesday's win over Washington. On Thursday, coach Rick Carlisle did say he was hopeful that Wes would return for the Chicago game and it appears that is the case. Matthews' return will bump Dorian Finney-Smith back to the bench.
Mar 17 - 11:27 AM

Wes Matthews (calf) is considered questionable to play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is hopeful that Matthews will play and the SG hinted on Wednesday that he's expecting to give it a go. With Matthews on the sidelines Wednesday, Nicolas Brussino played 23 minutes off the bench and Dorian-Finney Smith played 20 in the first unit. If Matthews is unable to play, there are no great pickups.
Mar 16 - 2:17 PM

Wes Matthews (calf) will not play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He warmed up and apparently his calf injury is still bothering him. The team is hopeful he can make it back for Friday's game, though. With him out, Dorian Finney-Smith and Devin Harris figure to pick up some added minutes while Seth Curry and others could see more shots come their way.
Mar 15 - 6:08 PM

Wesley Matthews (calf) will warm up for Wednesday against the Wizards and is a game-time decision.

Coach Rick Carlisle said he didn't know Wes' status for this game just yet. Matthews usually doesn't miss games when he's banged up, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him back after his calf injury on Monday. If he can't go, that's more minutes for Dorian Finney-Smith would get some added run while Devin Harris could help out. Both are not fantasy options in most leagues while Seth Curry would get a bump.
Mar 15 - 5:51 PM

Wesley Matthews (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday matchup with Washington.

"You guys will never know how much pain I'm in," said Matthews after going through shootaround. "I'm just going to go out there and play." It sounds like Matthews is going to try and gut it out tonight, which does make some sense with the Mavs sitting just 3.5 games out of the No. 8 spot out West, but we likely won't get official confirmation until just prior to tip-off.
Mar 15 - 11:44 AM

Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against Washington.

Matthews did not return to Monday's game after suffering the calf injury, and refused to provide an update on the severity of the injury after the game, but we should have a better idea on his playing status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, Dorian Finney-Smith could draw the start and guys like Seth Curry and J.J. Barea would see some increased opportunity on offense. Matthews has been struggling mightily over the past month, so if this turns into a multi-game absence, owners in standard leagues without an IR-spot may need to consider moving on.

Wesley Matthews (calf) refused to discuss his injury following Monday night's loss to Toronto.

Matthews didn't play in the second half on Monday. "Unless you want to talk about the game, I don’t have any answers," Matthews told reporters after the game. Coach Rick Carlisle didn't sound overly concerned but was uncertain of the severity. "I believe it’s a mild strain,’’ Carlisle said. "I didn’t want to risk it bringing him back. We’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow and then on Wednesday. I think he’ll be listed day-to-day, but we’ll see.’’ We should have an update Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning after shootaround.
Mar 14 - 10:12 AM

Wesley Matthews was diagnosed with a mild right calf strain.

Matthews scored two points in 18 minutes on Monday vs. the Raptors before leaving the game for good right before halftime. He had a noticeable limp and was in obvious pain, but coach Rick Carlisle said after the game that he's day-to-day. For now, he should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards. The Mavs used a committee approach to soak up his minutes in the second half, so there are no great speculative pickups.
Mar 13 - 10:16 PM

Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Raptors.

He went back to the locker room with about a minute left in the first half with a noticeable limp. The Mavericks ruled him out pretty quickly, but we may not get word on the severity of the injury until after the game. If he misses time, the Mavs may have to use more two-PG lineups with Devin Harris and J.J. Barea getting a bump.
Mar 13 - 8:47 PM

Wesley Matthews hit just 2-of-11 shots and scored nine points vs. the Nets on Friday.

It was a disappointing performance for Iron Man against the worst team in the NBA. Matthews grabbed seven rebounds with three assists, two steals and one triple in 33 minutes, and he also hit all four of his free throws. Matthews may not be 100 percent after missing two games last week with a hip issue, so his owners will want to make sure he's active for Saturday's game vs. the Suns on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Mar 11 - 12:31 AM