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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 ended up with 10 points over 30 minutes in Saturday's 97-90 loss at Utah.
Matthews also tied a game-worst minus-28 rating, joining Harrison Barnes in the awful club. He didn't do much else, either, grabbing just two boards with one steal while hitting 3-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-5 from behind the arc. On a positive note, at least he didn't cough up any turnovers. He'll look for redemption Monday against the Pacers, starting a four-game week. Feb 25 - 12:50 AM

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Wesley Matthews ended up with 19 points, two assists, two rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot over 29 minutes in Saturday's road loss to the Lakers.

Matthews was a very efficient 7-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-8 from behind the 3-point line, but the game got away from the Mavs early on. The swingman had an efficient shooting night, but he was also a dismal minus-29 rating, tied for worst on the team with fellow starter Harrison Barnes. He'll look to redeem himself in Saturday's game at Utah.
Feb 24 - 2:00 AM

Wes Matthews (lower back tightness) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Kings, scoring 13 points with five rebounds, two assists and three triples in 29 minutes.

Matthews, J.J. Barea and Dirk Nowitzki all looked fine, suggesting that they were simply rested on Sunday vs. Houston on the second night of a back-to-back. It wouldn't be surprising if the Mavs lowered the minutes of all their veterans down the stretch, but Matthews is a hold for now.
Feb 14 - 12:06 AM

Wes Matthews (lower back tightness) will play Tuesday vs. the Kings.

Matthews had played in every game this season prior to Sunday's contest vs. Houston. He's put up solid numbers this year, but will likely see quite a few more days off and fewer minutes over the final two months of the season, as Dallas races towards the lottery. Doug McDermott and Kyle Collinsworth will likely eat into his playing time.
Feb 13 - 6:59 PM

Wes Matthews (lower back tightness) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

Similar to Dirk Nowitzki (ankle), he should be ready to roll after getting a night off on Tuesday. Matthews is worth owning, but his value could trend down as the season progress since the Mavs will have some incentive to get their younger players more involved. Doug McDermott and Kyle Collinsworth lose some value with Matthews expected back.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 12 - 4:13 PM

Wes Matthews (lower back tightness) will not play on Sunday vs. the Rockets.

This will be Matthews' first missed game of the season along with Dirk Nowitzki (ankle). J.J. Barea is resting and it's reasonable to think that Nowitzki and Matthews are just getting a veteran's day off as well on the second game of a back-to-back. Yogi Ferrell and Dennis Smith Jr. will see heavy minutes tonight and this will give the Mavs a chance to get an extended look at Doug McDermott.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 11 - 9:25 AM

Wes Matthews scored 17 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

The Mavs wanted a first-round pick, but NBA teams held their firsts like their first borns today. Matthews should see minutes for the next month at least and the Mavs have given no indication they'll cut his minutes. Plus, they don't have much behind him and Devin Harris leaving helps him, too. He should be owned in fantasy leagues.
Feb 9 - 12:48 AM

Wesley Matthews matched his season-high with seven triples vs. the Clippers on Monday, finishing with 23 points in 34 minutes.

This was his third game of the season with seven triples, and he also racked up five assists, two rebounds, two blocks and one steal on 7-of-16 shooting. Matthews had more on his plate tonight with Harrison Barnes (ankle) out, and it was nice to see him snap out of a funk after scoring in single digits in two out of his previous four games. He's a name to watch at the deadline, but his contract won't be easy to move.
Feb 6 - 1:35 AM

Wesley Matthews finished with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field in Saturday's 106-99 win at Sacramento.

The point totals for Matthews have been a bit erratic lately, and he was held without a rebound for the first time since Dec. 22 in Miami. Matthews is reportedly on the trading block, so he is a slightly risky fantasy play this week with the deadline on Thursday. The Mavericks have four games in the upcoming scoring period, but that could obviously be interrupted with a transaction.
Feb 4 - 1:09 AM

Wesley Matthews scored 16 points with four rebounds, three assists, one block, five steals and one turnover on 2-of-17 from the field against the Suns on Wednesday.

Well, he ends January on a down note offensively, but those steals work. Matthews had a strong month before this, averaging 16.2 points, 3.8 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.8 treys in 35.1 minutes per game during this previous January outings. He's also reportedly on the trade block, but the Mavs may have a tough time getting a first-round pick in the deal. He's worth holding in standard leagues.
Feb 1 - 1:14 AM

Wesley Matthews hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes of Monday's 95-88 loss to the Heat.

He scored a season-high 29 points last Wednesday with seven 3-pointers and is averaging 16.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 3.0 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games. He's returning ninth-round fantasy value on the season, meaning he should be owned and started in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 11:16 PM

Wesley Matthews scored a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and seven 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Rockets during a 104-97 loss on Wednesday.

He's on one of his best runs as a Mav with his 16.0 points per game in his previous January outings, adding averages of 3.6 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.9 treys. Matthews is seeing some huge minutes and he'll get a revenge game against the Blazers on Friday -- he scored 23 against them on Saturday, as well. Matthews is trending up and is basically a must-start fantasy option.
Jan 24 - 10:41 PM

Wesley Matthews finished Saturday's loss at Portland with a team-high 23 points over 38 minutes.

Matthews hit 7-of-15 from the field, including 3-of-9 from behind the 3-point line, while adding 6-of-8 from the charity stripe. He also added five rebounds, two assists and a steal while turning it over twice. January has easily been his best month of the season, as he is averaging 16.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals per game in eight outings in the month. As such, he is a sell-high candidate, as it's likely the team will start playing some of its younger talent more down the stretch.
Jan 21 - 1:00 AM

Wesley Matthews drained another three triples on Saturday, on his way to 17 points, four assists, one rebound and zero turnovers in 39 minutes.

Matthews has been rolling over the past few weeks, flirting with top-50 value in 9-cat leagues behind averages of 15.1 points, 3.4 dimes, 2.6 triples and just 0.7 turnovers per contest on 45.9% shooting from the field and 83.3% from the charity stripe. This is probably going to be the high water mark for Matthews this season, as his playing time could begin to dwindle after the All-Star break, so now would be good opportunity to try and sell-high on the 31-year-old swingman.
Jan 13 - 6:09 PM

Wesley Matthews racked up 24 points with five 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes vs. the Bulls on Friday.

Seth Curry (leg) doesn't appear to be close to returning, so Matthews is still locked into heavy minutes for the foreseeable future. He hasn't played fewer than 30 minutes in his last eight games, and he's been much more productive lately with 17.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.6 triples over his last five games. He's worth owning in standard leagues, but the Mavericks tanking makes us a little nervous for his rest-of-season outlook.
Jan 6 - 1:03 AM

Depth Charts

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