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Wesley Matthews | Guard/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 214
College: Marquette
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Wesley Matthews scored 22 points to lead the Blazers in Saturday's Game 3 loss to the Spurs, and while the Blazers' starters all had big lines, the Spurs led this one wire-to-wire for the easy win.
Damian Lillard hit just 7-of-21 shots and missed all six of his 3-pointers to finish with 21 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge also scored 21 with 12 rebounds, but hit just 9-of-23 shots. Nicolas Batum was solid with 20 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers, while Robin Lopez added 13 points and seven rebounds. The Blazers' starters might be running on fumes after playing so many regular-season minutes, and their bench managed just six points tonight. Don't be surprised if the Spurs close this series out with a sweep on Monday night, as they're simply playing at a different level than the weary Blazers. May 11 - 1:28 AM

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Wes Matthews played 33 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday with 10 points, four boards, six assists and two 3-pointers.

He received an IV back on Sunday and he looked healthy tonight. Matthews is one of the biggest warriors in the NBA and has played in every game in four of his five seasons with just 13 DNPs in 2012-13. He's slowed down a bit from his hot start, but is still one of the better wing scorers in the NBA.
Apr 2 - 1:46 AM

Wesley Matthews (flu) received four liters of saline solution via an IV prior to Sunday's game, but he still scored 15 points with two 3-pointers and five assists in 32 minutes.

Owners can be thankful that the illness didn't lead to a sudden DNP, and all signs point to Matthews playing in Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers. He doesn't miss games unless it's absolutely necessary but we'll keep him on the injury report as a precaution.
Mar 31 - 12:40 AM

Wesley Matthews made just one 3-pointer during Saturday's ugly 124-94 loss to the Bobcats, scoring a total of 15 points with one steal and one turnover.

It's the first time this season in which he's failed to record even one dime or an assist and he hasn't done that since 2012. Matthews was coming off a 28-point game on Friday and he'll look to get back on track on Monday against the Heat. While Miami's defense is solid, they do allow the fourth-most triples per game on the season.
Mar 22 - 9:25 PM

Wesley Matthews matched his season-high 28 points during Thursday's win over the Wizards to go with one board, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

He pumped in five treys on Tuesday and his shot has suddenly come back. Matthews' efficiency has dipped a bit since the All-Star break, so his fantasy owners have to be pleased to see him catch fire again. He'll look to keep the party going against the Bobcats on Saturday.
Mar 21 - 12:59 AM

Wesley Matthews broke out of a funk on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-18 shots and five 3-pointers for 26 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in an overtime win against the Bucks.

Matthews had scored 13 or fewer points in three of his previous four games, but got back on track tonight. He's also hit 11 straight free throws over his last two games.
Mar 19 - 1:40 AM

Wesley Matthews hit just 1-of-7 shots for five points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to Memphis.

Matthews blew up for 26 points on Friday and Sunday, but had scored 11 or fewer points in his five previous games. The Blazers' starters have played a ton of minutes this season because they don't utilize their bench, and the wear and tear could be catching up to Matthews.
Mar 11 - 10:58 PM

Wes Matthews poured in 26 points vs. the Rockets on Sunday, making four 3-pointers and 12-of-13 free throws with four rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block.

Matthews has only attempted double-digit free throws two times this season and it was nice to see him in attack-mode, considering he's an 82.9 percent shooter at the charity stripe. His big game couldn't prevent the Blazers from falling in overtime, however, dropping them to 3-2 in OT games this season.
Mar 9 - 10:55 PM

Wesley Matthews left Wednesday's game with an undisclosed injury and went to the locker room, but returned to finish with eight points and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

The Blazers didn't need him in tonight's blowout, but the fact he played so many minutes leads us to believe his injury wasn't a big deal. Watch for an update on Thursday, but for now, we're assuming Matthews will be good to go on Saturday against the Nuggets.
Feb 27 - 3:16 AM

Wesley Matthews hit just 2-of-10 shots for 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss.

He was 0-for-4 from downtown and is shooting just 35 percent from the floor over his last five games. He's still averaging 15.6 points over that stretch, but his field goal percentage has been a sore spot for his owners. He's simply in a slump and will hopefully break out of it after the All Star break.
Feb 12 - 1:25 AM

Wes Matthews scored 21 points against the Wolves on Saturday with one board, six assists and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

He was tremendous down the stretch with a couple clutch shots to give the Blazers a little cushion. Matthews' efficiency isn't great over his previous five, shooting 41.7 percent from the field, but he's averaged 17.6 points, 2.8 assists, 0.4 steals and 2.8 triples in 35.8 minutes over that span. There's little reason to be worried about C.J. McCollum taking some of his playing time.
Feb 8 - 10:56 PM

Wesley Matthews hit 6-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 18 points, seven rebounds and one assist on Wednesday.

He scored just nine points on Monday and eight last Tuesday, but has only scored in single digits in five other games this season. It's possible he could take a bit of a hit with Nicolas Batum looking for his shot again, but Matthews will still be a reliable fantasy option, even if it happens.
Feb 6 - 12:11 AM

Wes Matthews was outstanding late in Saturday's win over the Raptors, scoring 21 points with three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers on 7-of-11 shooting in 34 minutes.

He only had two free throws, so his 19 points from the field came on 11 shots. Matthews ranks eighth in the NBA for points per shot and ninth in adjusted field goal percentage, which has made him one of the more deadly wings in the NBA on the offensive side. He won't be slowing down and he's a very durable player, as well. If you have him, enjoy the ride.
Feb 2 - 1:21 AM

Wesley Matthews his just 2-of-9 shots (both 3-pointers) for eight points, three rebounds and five assists in Tuesday's loss.

Matthews came in hot and tonight's dud breaks a string of 10 straight games in double figures. The Blazers are playing their worst basketball of the season right now, but will right the ship at some point soon. The fact they rely so heavily upon their starting unit likely means they are all tired, and tonight was no exception. Every starter played at least 35 minutes while the bench contributed for a grand total of just six points. The Blazers are one of the few teams to avoid the injury bug this season, but that could change if Terry Stotts doesn't find a way to take it a little easier on his starting unit in preparation for a strong finish and a solid run through the playoffs. Speaking of Stotts, he won't be coaching the All-Star Team this year, as OKC's Scott Brooks locked up the honor with Portland's loss tonight.
Jan 29 - 1:10 AM

Damian Lillard scored 16 points vs. Golden State on Sunday, while Wesley Matthews scored a team-high 21 points, but the Blazers' starting backcourt combined to shoot 10-of-30 from the field in a road loss.

This doesn't have lasting implications for either player. The Blazers and Warriors rank first and second in the NBA in 3-pointers made, respectively, but the teams were lopsided from beyond the arc on Sunday -- Golden State made 10 threes on 40 percent shooting, while Portland hit six on 28.6 percent shooting.
Jan 27 - 12:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
3Diante Garrett
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