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Wesley Matthews | Guard/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 214
College: Marquette
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Wesley Matthews hit seven 3-points in the Blazers' 114-93 win over the Sixers on Friday.
Matthews finished with 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting to go with a steal in an easy win. He's been a top-50 play this season and is hitting just under three treys per game. Damian Lillard also took advantage of the matchup with 28 points, three treys, five boards, nine assists and a 7-of-7 mark from the line, but Terry Stotts will probably grill him over the seven turnovers against a bad opponent. Dec 27 - 4:52 AM

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Wesley Matthews had 18 points and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes of Wednesday's loss.

He banged his knee trying to stop a fast break, but was able to play through it. We're not putting him on the injury report, but owners may want to keep an eye out for news in case it bothers him on Thursday.
Dec 11 - 12:12 AM

Wesley Matthews helped Portland extend their win streak to five games on Tuesday, scoring 19 points with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists and one steal.

He sank 8-of-12 shots overall and continues to flirt with top-50 fantasy value. His 48.7 percent shooting is particularly impressive since more than half of his attempts come beyond the arc, and he ranks third in the league in 3-pointers made (56), trailing only Kyle Korver and Stephen Curry.
Dec 9 - 10:11 PM

Wesley Matthews went just 1-of-10 from the 3-point line Tuesday, but still managed to finish with 15 points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 36 minutes.

His confidence is still sky-high as he just recently became the eighth-fastest player to hit 50 three-pointers in a season. The fact that he attempted 10 triples on Tuesday should be exciting for his owners, especially when they start falling again. Matthews should continue to impress as the season progresses, and congrats are in order if you were able to snag him on draft day.
Dec 2 - 11:53 PM

Wesley Matthews' scorched the nets again on Sunday with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including a 6-of-10 mark beyond the arc.

Matthews added six rebounds and two assists, but all eyes are on his 3-point shooting -- he's averaging a ridiculous 6.3 triples in the Blazers' past three games. Tonight's barrage put him over 50 three-pointers in the season's first 17 games, which equals the eighth-fastest start in NBA history.
Dec 1 - 12:20 AM

Wes Matthews hit seven threes and 9-of-16 shots overall in Friday's loss, finishing with 26 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Matthews is rolling right now and averaging 4.3 threes per game over his last four contests. He's a solid mid-round value on the year and shouldn't leave lineups.
Nov 29 - 4:00 AM

The Blazers extended their league-best winning streak to nine games on Wednesday, aided by Wesley Matthews' season-high 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including six 3-pointers.

Matthews is averaging 2.4 triples per game despite shooting a career-low 34.4 percent beyond the arc. There's room for improvement, in other words, but he's still been a reliable top-75 fantasy value through Portland's first 15 games.
Nov 26 - 9:38 PM

Wesley Matthews barely avoided his first single-digit scoring game of the season vs. the Celtics on Sunday, making 4-of-7 field goals with two 3-pointers for 10 points.

Credit is due to Avery Bradley's defense, as he never let Matthews find his comfort zone on the perimeter -- a whopping 61.5 percent of Matthews' shots come from downtown, so it's hard for him to get going if he's not taking volume 3-pointers and getting to the FT line. He chipped in five boards, three assists and one steal to round out a quiet but efficient line.
Nov 23 - 8:29 PM

Wesley Matthews lit up the Nuggets from downtown on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting including a 5-of-13 mark from beyond the arc.

Matthews added six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block, and the 3-point barrage is nothing new after he ranked 5th in the NBA last year with 201 made 3-pointers. Even better for fantasy owners is Matthews' durability -- he missed 13 games in 2012-13 but those are his only DNPs in five full seasons.
Nov 9 - 11:41 PM

Wesley Matthews scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting on Tuesday, adding six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers vs. the visiting Lakers.

Matthews had it going in 36 minutes tonight and the Cavs had no answer for him or Damian Lillard. He's off to a terrific start this season, averaging 19.3 points, 3.0 threes, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists through four games.
Nov 5 - 1:03 AM

Wesley Matthews hit 8-of-12 shots and five 3-pointers for 22 points, four rebounds, two assists and a block on Wednesday.

The only Blazer starter not to hit a three was C Robin Lopez, and Matthews had a big game on a night when Damian Lillard didn't have it.
Oct 30 - 2:29 AM

Wesley Matthews lit up the Clippers from downtown in Sunday's win, scoring a game-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including six 3-pointers.

The Blazers and Clippers combined to make 36 triples, and Portland was particularly hot with a collective 17-of-25 mark beyond the arc. Matthews added four rebounds and one assist in 24, a nice reminder of his under-stated value at SG. He missed zero games last season, giving him top-40 value on a cumulative basis, and he's routinely being drafted in rounds 4-5 of 12-team leagues.
Oct 12 - 11:46 PM

Wesley Matthews (heart) scrimmaged on Saturday.

This is his second day in a row on the practice court after missing a couple practices due to an irregular heartbeat. Matthews had a similar problem last training camp and it didn't bother him all regular season. He's a safe option in fantasy leagues and C.J. McCollum doesn't pose as a major threat to his minutes.
Oct 4 - 5:58 PM

Wesley Matthews (heart) returned to practice on Friday.

Matthews sat out the last two practices following an irregular heartbeat scare, but he has had multiple tests done, and is ready to return to all basketball related activities. Matthews had a similar problem during last year's training camp, but it was not an issue that affected him during the regular season. He averaged 16.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.5 three-pointers with the Blazers last season while making it through all 82 games, and he is deserving of an early-mid round selection come draft day.
Oct 3 - 3:05 PM

Wes Matthews said he needed a shock treatment to fix his irregular heartbeat.

He had a similar problem last training camp and needed electrical cardioversion procedure. Matthews was fine and it didn't affect him during the season, so hopefully it's the same here. "I talked Dr. Jeff, sat out a little bit ran some test," Matthews said. "Went in today to do the shock that I did last year and I felt it last night I felt it go back to normal. It stayed, it corrected itself. It stayed normal through this morning."
Oct 3 - 9:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland