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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 hurt his hand on Friday and said he doesn't need an X-ray.
The injury occurred late in the game, so he didn't have to play through it. Matthews didn't play well tonight, making 2-of-13 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers. He should be ready to roll for the Kings on Sunday. Feb 28 - 2:49 AM

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Wesley Matthews, who missed all seven of his shots and scored four points on Sunday, got it back on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over the Spurs.

Yes! Arron Afflalo scored 10 points off the bench, and owners who were scared that Afflalo's presence would ruin Matthews should be feeling much better about things after this performance. And yes, he just went from a season low in scoring to a season high in back-to-back games, which is pretty hard for fantasy studs to do at this point in the season.
Feb 26 - 3:11 AM

Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday.
Feb 23 - 12:16 AM

Wesley Matthews is set to become a free agent this summer, but the shooting guard said that he would like to remain in Portland.

"I’m just approaching it day by day," Matthews said regarding his free agency. "I’m not looking ahead to free agency. I’m looking in the right now. I’m living in the now, just seeing what I have to do to get better and help this club continue to win." There's no doubt that Matthews will command a lot of interest on the open market considering that he is currently leading the NBA in 3-pointers made (148), but it will be interesting to see how much Portland will be willing to pay him.
Feb 4 - 9:46 AM

Wesley Matthews extended his league lead for made 3-pointers with five more on Saturday, scoring a total of 19 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and no turnovers.

He is going to play more minutes at small forward, which is fine. Matthews has 10 starts at small forward in his career and he's been shuffled in at small forward even when the Blazers are at full strength. Whatever his role, Iron Man has a chance to lead the NBA in treys this season while launching tons of imaginary arrows.
Jan 25 - 1:13 AM

Wesley Matthews scored 18 points with three rebounds, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

He played more minutes at small forward tonight and that looks like it'll continue for now. Matthews regained his lead for total 3-pointers on the season and he should have a great chance to retain it because he'll have plenty of shots headed his way with LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) out for 6-8 weeks -- Aldridge is currently third in the NBA for field goal attempts per game. Matthews will likely flirt with top-40 value.
Jan 23 - 2:14 AM

Wesley Matthews became the Blazers' franchise leader in 3-pointers against the Grizzlies on Saturday with seven makes from beyond the arc, scoring 25 points with four rebounds, one assist and no turnovers.

That's one way to bounce back from his worst game of the season on Friday. Matthews is tied with Kyle Korver for the lead in total treys thanks to 46.6 percent of his shots coming as catch-and-shoot attempts from beyond the arc. This was also the third time Wes made seven or more treys this season. He's running out of arrows in his quiver for his bow and arrow celebration.
Jan 18 - 1:22 AM

Wesley Matthews had his worst game of the season on Friday against the Spurs with two points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

He had Kawhi Leonard on him and that's about all the analysis needed here. Matthews leads the NBA in 3-pointers and doesn't miss games, so his fantasy owners can view him as a top-50 asset in standard leagues. He will likely have Tony Allen on him on Saturday, so that won't be fun for him either.
Jan 17 - 12:32 AM

Wesley Matthews will start against the Spurs on Friday.

He had to go to the ER and everything seems to be fine. Matthews is a warrior and he should get plenty of chances for his bow and arrow celebration tonight.
Jan 16 - 8:44 PM

Wesley Matthews went to the ER on Wednesday night after experiencing rib pain, but was told he is fine and will play Friday vs. the Spurs.

Matthews had a couple hard falls during Wednesday's game, but it doesn't look like that's going to cause him to miss any time. We'll let you know if anything changes, but owners can feel safe plugging him into their lineups for Friday's game.
Jan 15 - 6:03 PM

Wesley Matthews scored eight points with five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He had a couple bad falls late in the game and was able to play through it. It's a guessing guy now, but it looked like something in his leg and on his elbow. We'll do some digging and try to find an update on Thursday. Regardless, it would be a shock to see Matthews miss time.
Jan 15 - 1:30 AM

Wesley Matthews is no longer wearing a brace on his previously hyperextended left knee.

That didn't take long. Matthews had complained about playing with the large brace, but his injury didn't cause him to miss any time, nor did it cause a decrease in production for one of the league's ultimate iron men. Matthews currently leads the league in 3-pointers made, and is having a fantastic season with averages of 16.6 points, 3.1 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals per game on 47.5 percent shooting. Keep rolling him out there.
Jan 13 - 3:57 PM

Wesley Matthews turned it up a notch in the fourth quarter during a 103-92 win over the Magic on Saturday, finishing with 18 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals and four 3-pointers on 6-of-9 from the field.

He scored 10 points in the fourth and added four defensive rebounds in the frame, too. Matthews has one of the coolest celebrations in the NBA with his bow-and-arrow move after his 3-pointers, which he's done a lot of as the league's leader in total treys. He doesn't miss games and the Blazers are essentially the perfect team for him.
Jan 11 - 2:32 AM

Wesley Matthews (knee, rest) did not participate during Friday's practice, but he expects to play Saturday vs. Orlando.

Matthews was able to fight through the pain during his last outing, putting up 18 points with a full stat line, so his hyperextended knee will likely not be an issue moving forward. "If you think you can give something to help this team win, then that's what you're gonna do," Matthews said. "It's going to take a lot for me not to put that jersey on."
Jan 9 - 6:25 PM

Wes Matthews didn't seem bothered by a knee injury in 30 minutes of action on Thursday during a 99-83 win over the Heat, scoring 18 points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

He was questionable for today, but he's really only had one injury cost him games in his six-year career and there was never a serious doubt. While Matthews does lead the NBA in total 3-pointers, he's made some serious strides inside the arc. He is shooting a career-high in percentage both in the paint and on mid-range shots while only 36.9 percent of those have come off an assist -- a career low by a lot. Wes just isn't a shooter and should have a great chance to remain as a top-50 asset in standard leagues.
Jan 9 - 1:49 AM