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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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The Mavericks will meet with Wesley Matthews on Wednesday morning.
The Knicks and Raptors are also said to be interested in Matthews, and it sounds like he won't back with the Blazers next season. Matthews is reportedly looking for $15 million per season, but that's a lot of money for someone who is coming off a devastating Achilles injury. We will continue to follow this story very closely. Jul 1 - 12:39 AM

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The Knicks, Mavs and Raptors have interest in unrestricted free agent Wesley Matthews.

He's looking for $15 million per season, which is going to be tough for Matthews even with the Collective Bargaining Agreement set for an increase to the salary cap. Matthews is unlikely to land back in Portland, but there really isn't a clear leader to add him.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 1:36 PM

Wesley Matthews is expected to leave the Blazers in free agency, according to the Journal-Times.

It wouldn't be a surprise if Matthews departs on a big-money offer if the Blazers are forced to rebuild in the post-LaMarcus Aldridge era, but Portland could still very well re-sign Iron Man, as well. If Aldridge leaves, the Blazers will likely opt for a full rebuild around Damian Lillard, meaning Matthews would likely continue his career elsewhere.
Jun 29 - 9:11 AM

Wesley Matthews (Achilles) is expected to be fully healthy and ready to play by the start of the 2015-16 season.

While it's unclear what uniform the unrestricted free agent will be wearing when the season starts, Matthews has already returned to basketball activities and is expected to be ready for training camp in October. We'll keep an eye on Matthews when free agency begins on July 1, but he'll continue to provide mid-round fantasy value no matter where he lands after averaging 15.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 three-pointers in 2014-15.
Source: USA Today
Jun 23 - 10:25 AM

Wesley Matthews is seeking a multi-year deal that pays approximately $15 million per season.

He's coming off an Achilles tear, so getting that kind of contract is not going to be easy. Had Matthews been able to avoid that injury, that kind of salary would still have been a stretch for a guy who really just plays off the ball. That said, 3-and-D players are all the rage and the new Collective Bargaining Agreement should allow teams to offer bigger deals. He's an unrestricted free agent.
Source: USA Today
Jun 22 - 8:33 PM

Wes Matthews, who is an unrestricted free agent, said that he knows he can do more than he's done to date.

Additionally, Matthews wants a multi-year deal. "I feel like it's time now. I know I can do more," he said. Matthews also admitted that everyone wants to be wanted when discussing already being recruited by fans of other teams, and it's not clear how things will shake out between Portland and Matthews as the Blazers will prioritize re-signing LaMarcus Aldridge over everything else.
Jun 22 - 10:12 AM

Wesley Matthews (Achilles surgery) posted a video of himself shooting 3-pointers at a gym in L.A. on Tuesday.

Matthews is three months removed from his Achilles injury, which he has consistently said would only sideline him for five months. The free agent SG has a lot riding on his health this summer, financially and professionally, but it's still unclear whether he'll be ready for training camp.
Jun 2 - 11:14 PM

Wesley Matthews (Achilles) will have his walking boot removed on Tuesday.

"It's ahead of schedule, and I'm excited for that, definitely," Matthews said. "My main focus is getting healthy and coming back better than ever." He's a free agent this summer and sadly his Achilles injury is going to cost him some money. With the emergence of C.J. McCollum, the Blazers might not be quite as willing to pay Matthews. Still, they're the favorite to land Matthews.
May 11 - 3:44 PM

Blazers GM Neil Olshey wouldn't commit to re-signing Wesley Matthews this offseason.

"We know his value to us; we also know he's going to have market value around the league," he said. Matthews is coming off a torn Achilles, and after the Blazers absolutely fell apart without him, his free-agent case looks pretty good despite the injury. He should have no problem getting a variety of multi-year offers, and his future could very well be outside of Portland. If he leaves, the Blazers are going to have a very tough time replacing what he brings to the table. Both the player and the team have now been noncommittal about remaining together.
May 4 - 9:37 AM

Wesley Matthews (Achilles) said that his "perfect situation" would be for him to return to Portland next season.

"So much stuff can happen between now and when free agency starts," Matthews said. "Ideally, perfect situation, yeah. Who doesn't want to go for the perfect situation?" Before suffering a season-ending torn Achilles, Matthews posted averages of 15.9 points, 3.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.9 3-pointers per game and was an integral part of Portland's team. It will be interesting to see how much his injury will impact his stock in free agency, but he shouldn't have any shortage of suitors on July 1. For what it's worth, Matthews wants to resume playing basketball in August, so his Achilles must be progressing rapidly.
May 3 - 10:25 AM

Wesley Matthews stated during his exit interviews that he expects to resume playing basketball in August.

August is a bit of an aggressive timetable for such a serious injury, but he did say that rehab has been going well and that he's feeling good. Still, players tend to be overly optimistic in projecting their timetables for recovery, and we'd rather hear something from Portland's medical staff before truly projecting his tentative return date. Matthews will be a free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of salary he can command on the open market coming off a torn Achilles. He'll make for a risky selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Apr 30 - 6:54 PM

Wesley Matthews is scheduled to undergo surgery on his torn left Achilles tendon on Wednesday.

He is obviously ruled out for the remainder of the season, but we wish him the best as he begins the road to recovery. Matthews finished his season with averages of 15.9 points, 3.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.9 3-pointers per game. Arron Afflalo will now have to step in Matthews' absence, and he should be owned in almost all leagues moving forward.
Mar 7 - 11:23 AM

Wesley Matthews suffered a torn left Achilles tendon on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.

Ugh. Matthews was leading the NBA in 3-pointers just last month and has been a big reason why the Blazers are looking for a top-four seed in the Western Conference. He has the nickname Ironman because he had a consecutive games played streak of 250 earlier in his career and now his 142 consecutive games played streak will come to an end. This is a crippling blow for Matthews who will enter free agency coming off a bad injury. We're rooting for him to be out on the court in October. Arron Afflalo should be owned in all standard leagues.
Mar 6 - 1:13 AM

The Blazers are significantly concerned about the seriousness of a lower leg injury to Wesley Matthews (leg) and he will have an MRI.

It doesn't sound good. There are a lot of things that went wrong and based on the TNT report that Matthews was banging his fist on his way to the locker room suggests that the training staff gave him some bad news. Hopefully this is wrong about one of the easiest guys to root for in the NBA, but he could be out for the season. Arron Afflalo should be picked up in all leagues.
Mar 6 - 12:31 AM

Wesley Matthews suffered a left foot injury on Thursday and will not return.

He could not put any weight on it following a non-contact injury and had the training staff help him to the locker room. It didn't look like he rolled his ankle, which means he could have suffered some sort of Achilles issue. The TNT report suggested Matthews is going to be out for some time, so go ahead and add Arron Afflalo in all standard leagues.
Mar 6 - 12:07 AM