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Wesley Matthews | Guard/Forward | #23

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Marquette
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Wesley Matthews has exercised his $18.6M player option for 2018-19.
Matthews will be 32 in October and is coming off a stress fracture in his right fibula, so he was never expected to leave that kind of money on the table. He missed the final 16 games of the season, but he said back on April 19th that he'd be cleared for basketball-related activity within a week. He averaged 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 triples on 40.6% shooting and will be nothing more than a late-round pick next season. Apr 30 - 11:18 AM

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Wesley Matthews (leg) said he expects to be cleared for basketball-related activity this week.

He has an MRI scheduled on Thursday to determine if the stress fracture in his right fibula is healed, so we may get another update this evening. "By the end of the week, I should be good to go," Matthews said. The injury sidelined him for the final 16 games of the season and he finished with averages 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 triples on 40.6% shooting. He hasn't decided if he will pick up his $18.6M player option for 2018-19, but it will be hard for him to leave that kind of money on the table.
Source: Sportsday
Apr 19 - 11:34 AM

Wesley Matthews (leg) said he hasn't decided if he will pick up his player option for 2018-19.

Matthews has a player option for $18.6M, so it's hard to imagine him walking away from that. Matthews will be heading into his age-32 season and is coming off a fracture to his right proximal fibula, but he should 100 percent for training camp. He averaged 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 triples on 40.6% shooting, finishing with top-100 value on a per-game basis.
Apr 12 - 10:24 AM

Wesley Matthews has been diagnosed with a fracture to his right proximal fibula and he will likely miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

He's not expected to require surgery and will rest and rehab over the next several weeks, but with Dallas playing for Ping-Pong balls, there's really no incentive to bring the 31-year-old veteran back for a handful of games at the end of the year. Yogi Ferrell figures to start moving forward, with more minutes falling to Doug McDermott, J.J. Barea and Kyle Collinsworth. None of these guys will be difference makers in fantasy hoops, but Barea and Ferrell might be able to help you in deep leagues.

Wesley Matthews (leg) is not traveling with the Mavericks on their 4-game road trip.

The trip begins on Tuesday vs. the Knicks and ends on Mar. 20 vs. the Pelicans. Matthews is set to undergo an MRI on Monday after his leg swelled up over the weekend, but there's always a chance that Matthews could join the team if the MRI comes back clean. "I’ll find out more tomorrow," Matthews said on Sunday. "As of now I don’t know anything." If he's unable to play, guys like Yogi Ferrell, Doug McDermott, J.J. Barea and Kyle Collinsworth will pick up his minutes, but Ferrell and Barea are the best fantasy options out of that group.
Source: Mavs.com
Mar 12 - 10:05 AM

Wesley Matthews (right leg injury) will have an MRI on Monday.

Matthews' leg "swelled up a bit" after he got bumped vs. Memphis on Saturday, and the Mavs won't take any chances with their veteran. Given that they're in the thick of the 'tank' race this season, it wouldn't be surprising to see Wes miss some games -- if so, Yogi Ferrell, Doug McDermott, J.J. Barea and Kyle Collinsworth should divvy up his playing time.
Mar 11 - 10:01 PM

Wesley Matthews (right leg injury) will not play vs. Houston on Sunday.

Matthews' recent hip ailment involved his left leg, so at least he's not dealing with a recurrence of that injury. Yogi Ferrell, Doug McDermott and J.J. Barea all stand to benefit from his absence.
Mar 11 - 7:01 PM

Wesley Matthews (hip) scored six points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

After missing two games, his minutes were down, but that was likely because of the blowout. Matthews was kind of cold before his hip injury, averaging just 11.6 points, 3.0 boards, 1.4 steals and 2.8 treys on 38.2 percent from the field since the break. He's still a fine hold, but keep an eye on his status on Sunday.
Mar 10 - 11:19 PM

Wesley Matthews (hip) will start against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He'll join J.J. Barea, Harrison Barnes, Dwight Powell and Dirk Nowitzki. Matthews has been expected to play all day after missing two games, so he should be ready for a normal workload.
Mar 10 - 8:20 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said that Wesley Matthews (left hip) is expected to play Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

Matthews has missed each of Dallas' previous two games, but went through a full practice on Thursday and is on track to suit up Saturday. Yogi Ferrell, J.J. Barea, and Doug McDermott will see their minutes scaled back a bit with Matthews returning to the lineup.
Mar 9 - 12:50 PM

Wesley Matthews (left hip) went through a full practice on Thursday.

The Mavericks are off until Saturday vs. Memphis, so Matthews has another full 48 hours to recover. There's a good chance he plays, but you never know with the Mavs tanking. If Matthews is a go, Yogi Ferrell and J.J. Barea will lose some fantasy appeal.
Mar 8 - 1:57 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said that Wesley Matthews (left hip) will not play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

This will be the second straight game on the sidelines for Matthews, who had missed just one of the Mavs first 60 contests this season. It is not surprising that Dallas is playing it safe with Matthews, as they are in Tank Mode and have no reason to rush him back. Doug McDermott was the primary beneficiary of Matthews' absence in Sunday's game. Dougie McBuckets scored 10 points and logged a team-high 34 minutes off the bench.
Mar 6 - 12:39 PM

Wesley Matthews (left hip) said he is uncertain whether he will play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

Matthews was sidelined for Sunday's game against the Pelicans. It was only the second game he has missed all season. With the Mavericks looking to improve their lottery position over the final five weeks of the season, they have no real motivation to bring Matthews back until he is 100 percent healthy. Doug McDermott logged a team-high 34 minutes off the bench on Sunday and would likely be in line for extended minutes again on Tuesday is Matthews is ruled out.
Mar 6 - 11:50 AM

Wesley Matthews (left hip) will not play on Sunday against the Pelicans.

Rick Carlisle said he'll be holding the 31-year-old veteran out with his hip bothering him, but indicated that it may only be a one-game absence for Matthews. His minutes will likely be divvied up between Yogi Ferrell, Doug McDermott and J.J. Barea, and Scotty Hopson could also get into the rotation.

Wesley Matthews (left hip injury) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Sunday against the Pelicans.

Matthews only played 31 minutes on Friday night and scored just five points, so he may have been playing through that last night. He did finish the game and played the final seven minutes, so it's likely not a bad injury. Of course, the Mavs are ticketed to the lottery, so it's possible Matthews is out.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 3 - 2:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2J.J. Barea
3Kyle Collinsworth
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Yogi Ferrell
2Doug McDermott
3Seth Curry
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Jalen Jones
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Maxi Kleber
4Josh McRoberts
5Jameel Warney
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Salah Mejri
3Nerlens Noel
4Johnathan Motley