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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 (hip) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Thunder.
The Mavs are saying that this is "purely precautionary," so he should be fine in a couple days. Justin Anderson and Seth Curry will both get an extended look vs. the Thunder, while Devin Harris (toe) is expected to make his preseason debut. Oct 11 - 7:31 PM

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J.J. Barea, Wes Matthews, Harrison Barnes, Quincy Acy and Dwight Powell will start on Monday.

The Mavs rested Wes on Saturday to cut down his minutes this month. He had a full offseason to get ready and should be very busy this season. Seth Curry will come off the bench and get burn as a combo guard, which should be his role this season.
Oct 3 - 8:32 PM

Wesley Matthews said he's dropped about eight pounds this summer.

"You've got to understand that at this time last year, I wasn't able to run, wasn't able to move around," Matthews said. The story of his increased athleticism has been an underlying theme here. Matthews has always been a minutes monster and not even an Achilles rehab last summer could keep him below 33 minutes per game last year -- he played 35.4 after the break. Matthews also added he's excited to play more shooting guard. He's a really nice pick in the early late rounds.
Sep 26 - 3:34 PM

Dirk Nowitzki heard that Wesley Matthews was "a beast" in the gym all summer, and that he's currently in "unbelievable shape."

Matthews was rehabbing from the Achilles tear last offseason, and while he did make it through 78 games, he struggled with efficiency, connecting on a career-low 38.8 percent of his shot attempts. That being said, Matthews is just 29 years old, so he should be able to regain his form after dedicating himself to the gym this offseason. Target him towards the end of the middle rounds.
Sep 15 - 2:54 PM

Wesley Matthews said that he will be a "whole different player" in 2016-17 because he's had the full offseason to prepare.

Matthews said that he really didn't get his legs back until the All-Star break last season after recovering from an Achilles issue, but added that he feels better now than before the injury. Matthews should log heavy minutes in his age-29 season and should be able to improve on his averages of 12.5 points, 3.1 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.4 treys on 38.8 percent shooting. He'll likely be available in the later rounds.
Aug 22 - 12:26 PM

Wesley Matthews said he feels great physically and he can't wait for the 2016-17 season to start.

"I feel great. I want the season to start now," said Matthews. "I'm a whole different person. I'm a whole different player. And I'm really just excited to show it." Matthews went on to say that he likes what Dallas brought in with Seth Curry and Harrison Barnes and he "can't wait to see" what Rick Carlisle has in store for them. Matthews is a prime bounce-back candidate after making it through 78 games last season unscathed following the Achilles surgery, so he could make for a late-round steal on draft day.
Aug 19 - 6:15 PM

Mark Cuban hinted that Wesley Matthews is starting to get his athleticism back.

"I don't think he was even able to dunk the ball at 6-5 until towards the end of the season," Cuban said. "Now he's doing 45-inch-plus box jumps and dunking with either hand, both hands, one foot, two feet. The guy is on a mission." Matthews only put up ninth-round value in standard leagues, but he was coming off an Achilles tear and didn't shoot the ball very well. Cuban expects Matthews to improve his 3-point percentage next season and start creating his own shots. He should be better, but fantasy owners won't have to reach for him.
Source: Sportsday
Jul 29 - 12:39 PM

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

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.
Apr 7 - 3:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Devin Harris
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Seth Curry
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Justin Anderson
3Nicolas Brussino
4Dorian Finney-Smith
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Quincy Acy
C1Andrew Bogut
2Salah Mejri
3A.J. Hammons