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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 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

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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

Wesley Matthews (knee) is starting against the Heat on Thursday.

Coach Terry Stotts doesn't tip his hand and we were lucky to hear him say he was "likely" to play Matthews tonight. He is the only non-Warrior to make at least 3.0 triples per game and is crushing his ADP in fantasy leagues.
Jan 8 - 10:46 PM

Wesley Matthews (knee) is likely to play against the Heat on Thursday, according to coach Terry Stotts.

Stotts isn't the most forthcoming guy with his starting lineups, but he's usually truthful when it comes to the status of guys. Plus, Matthews is a warrior and will want to play, so his fantasy owners can pencil him in for their lineups. If not, it'll be a little bit of C.J. McCollum, Will Barton and Allen Crabbe. None are great fantasy options, though.
Jan 8 - 8:50 PM

Wesley Matthews (knee) remains questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Heat.

Matthews didn't have an MRI and the Blazers have ruled out any ligament damage, but he's wearing a brace on his left knee. "The structure's good and everything," he said. "Just going to be a matter of how much mobility I have. Right now it's easier for it to go back into hyperextension. Wait it out, I guess." Matthews is always willing to play hurt but Portland may hold him out to avoid aggravating the injury, and owners will have to check for updates closer to tip-off.
Source: Columbian
Jan 8 - 12:16 PM

Wesley Matthews (knee) is unsure if he will play against the Heat on Thursday.

He is an ironman and has played in 100 percent of games in a season four out of five times --five out of six if you count this season. Matthews did suffer this knee injury on Monday and was able to return. If he does need to miss time, it'll likely be a combination of C.J. McCollum, Will Barton and Steve Blake picking up run. Although, it's hard to make a fantasy add given the way coach Terry Stotts runs his rotations.
Jan 7 - 3:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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