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Wesley Matthews SG
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 10/14/1986 | Birthplace: San Antonio, TX | Team: Dallas Mavericks | College: Marquette | NBA Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 46/13 | Average Draft Position: 91.03
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Report: Mavericks to sign Wesley Matthews to max deal


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) With DeAndre Jordan spurning the Mavericks to re-sign with the Clippers, the Mavericks increased their offer to guard Wesley Matthews, sources told NBA.com.

Instead of the initial four-year, $57 million offer, the Mavericks offered a maximum contract of four years at $70 million.

Matthews averaged 15.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 60 games last season for the Trail Blazers.


Report: Matthews to sign with Dallas despite Jordan's indecision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Free-agent guard Wesley Matthews will sign with the Mavericks on Thursday when the NBA lifts its moratorium, despite DeAndre Jordan's indecision to choose Dallas, per the The Oregonian.

Matthews gave a verbal agreement to the Mavericks to sign a four-year deal last week.


Blazers didn't make offer to free agent Wesley Matthews


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) The Trail Blazers didn't make an offer to free-agent guard Wesley Matthews, per The Oregonian.

Matthews, who agreed to a four-year deal with the Mavericks, played 60 games for the Blazers last season, averaging 15.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

The Blazers could potentially lose four starters from last season's team, with Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, LaMarcus Aldridge and Matthews all potentially joining new teams this offseason.


Report: Wes Matthews agrees to four-year deal with Mavericks


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Free-agent guard Wesley Matthews has agreed to join the Mavericks on a four-year deal, sources told NBA.com's David Aldridge.

Matthews averaged 15.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game last season for the Trail Blazers before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury.

Matthews reportedly received a multi-year contract offer from the Kings as well.


Report: Kings offer $45 million deal to Wesley Matthews


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Kings have offered guard Wesley Matthews a sizable contract, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. 

The deal is reportedly for three years and in the $45 million range. This news comes on the heels of Matthews meeting with the Raptors and Mavericks in recent days. Before his Achilles injury, Matthews averaged 15.9 points in 33 minutes per game with the Trail Blazers.

Previous reports indicated Matthews wanted a deal averaging $15 million per year, which would have the Kings right in the ballpark. 


Report: Free agent G Wes Matthews to meet with Raptors


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) The Raptors have scheduled a meeting with free agent guard Wesley Matthews, an insider has told USA Today.

He has already met with the Mavericks, sources have told ESPN.

Matthews thrived with the Trail Blazers last year before losing the last month of the regular season and playoffs to Achilles surgery. He averaged 15.9 points in 33 minutes per game.

Reports have claimed he is seeking about $15 million per season.


Report: Free agent G Wes Matthews wants $15 million annually


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews is seeking a multi-year deal that pays $15 million annually in free agency, a source has told USA Today.

His health could be a factor. He tore his Achilles tendon on March 5, He is expected to be ready to roll for training camp, but will likely be forced to proceed slowly into the exhibition season.

Matthews has proven himself worthy of a significant contract. He scored a career-high 16.4 points per game two years ago and followed it by averaging 15.9 last season. He shot 44.8 percent from the field this past year and is considered a strong defender.


Blazers SG Wesley Matthews back on the court just months after surgery


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews had surgery to repair a torn achilles on March 10 and just three months later he's on a court shooting three-pointers, per The Oregonian.

Matthews, who predicted he would recover from the injury in an eye-popping five months, posted a video on his Instagram account of him practicing stand-still threes at the UCLA campus.

Matthews averaged 15.9 points, 3.7 rebounds ans 2.3 assists in 60 games for the Blazers last season.


Blazers' Wesley Matthews ahead of schedule with Achilles tear


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews is currently ahead of schedule with his rehab of his ruptured Achilles tendon, Matthews said over the weekend per the Oregonian.

Matthews, who suffered the injury on March 11, is expected to have his walking boot removed on Tuesday to continue his rehab. Matthews averaged 15.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in the regular season.


Blazers G Wesley Matthews (Achilles) expects to be back by August


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews (Achilles) said he expects to resume basketball activities in August, reports The Oregonian.

Matthews underwent surgery repair a torn Achilles in March and he said it was difficult not being able to help the team.

"I just wanted more than anything to be out there," he said. "It was hard."

He added that he would ideally like to return to the Blazers next season.


Blazers' Wesley Matthews undergoes successful Achilles surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews underwent successful surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon Wednesday, the team announced. He will miss the remainder of the season.

Report: Blazers' Wesley Matthews to have surgery on Wednesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Wesley Matthews is out for the rest of the Trail Blazers' season with an Achilles injury. 

According to a report by USA Today's Sam Amick, Matthews is scheduled to undergo surgery on the Achilles on Wednesday morning. 


Wesley Matthews tears Achilles, will miss the rest of the season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Trail Blazers forward Wesley Matthews tore his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season, the team confirmed. Yahoo initially reported the injury

Matthews injured himself during Thursday's game against the Mavericks. Matthews went down with a non-contact injury during the third quarter. The team initially said Matthews was dealing with a foot injury. He was sent for an MRI in oder to determine the severity of the issue. 

Matthews is averaging 16.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. 


Blazers' Wesley Matthews to undergo MRI after injuring left foot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews suffered a left foot injury in Thursday's game against the Mavericks and will not return, the team announced.

Matthews went down with a noncontact injury early in the third quarter. He had to be helped off the court and couldn't put pressure on his left foot.

Matthews finished Thursday's game with four points on 1 of 5 shooting in 18 minutes. He'll undergo an MRI on the injured area, and the team holds "significant concern" about the severity of the injury, Yahoo! Sports reports.


Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews playing with protective cover on hand


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews was seen in warmups with a protective cover on his right hand and appears to be playing with it on Sunday, reports the team's website.

Matthews may have injured his hand in Friday's game against the Thunder, but was not forced out of action because of it. He is averaging 16.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in 57 games this season.


Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews goes for 31 points


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews picked up a team-high 31 points on Wednesday against the Spurs.

Matthews shot 11-18 from the field, including 4-10 from beyond the arc. He also sunk five of his seven free throws. Matthews found other ways to make an impact as well. He pulled down five rebounds, dished out three assists and added three steals. 


NBA announces contestants for AS three-point competition


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) On Thursday, the NBA announced the participants in the three-point contest to be held during All-Star Weekend.

The players scheduled to compete in the event are Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Rockets guard James Harden, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Hawks guard Kyle Korver, Clippers guard J.J. Redick, Spurs guard Marco Belinelli and Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews.

The competition will take place Feb. 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


Wesley Matthews continues strong shooting in win Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews scored 21 points on 6 of 10 shooting from the field in Portland's 103-102 win over the Jazz Tuesday.

Matthews also shot 3 of 5 from 3-point range and 6 of 7 from the free throw line. In his last three games, Matthews is 10 of 21 from 3-point range and 17 of 38 overall from the field.


Blazers SG Wesley Matthews scores 19 points vs. Bucks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews shared the team scoring lead Saturday with 19 points on 7 of 15 shooting, including 4 of 7 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 95-88 loss to the Bucks.

Matthews struggled during a two-game stretch in mid-January, scoring just 10 points on 4 of 17 shooting from the field combined, but he's managed eight straight games in double digits since. He also racked up four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes in the loss. The Blazers will look to put an end to their three-game losing streak Tuesday against the Jazz.


Report: Warriors' Curry, Thompson in three-point contest


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are expected to participate in the three-point contest, according to Yahoo Sports. 

The duo will be joined by Hawks' Kyle Korver, Trail Blazer's Wesley Matthews and Clippers' J.J. Redick

Curry has the experience, as the 26-year-old has already participated in two three-point contests. 

Korver, however, may be the favorite. He leads the NBA, shooting 53 percent from beyond the arc. 

Spurs guard Marco Belinelli won the event in 2014.


Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews went to ER with rib issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews went to the emergency room following Wednesday's game, according to Comcast.

Matthews was experiencing rib pain, and the team was concerned enough to send him to the hospital. He checked out alright, and is expected to play against the Spurs on Friday. Matthews collided with Chris Paul during Wednesday's game, and that may have been the source of the rib injury.

In 39 games, Matthews is averaging 16.4 points. 


Trail Blazers G Wesley Matthews no longer in knee brace


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews is no longer wearing a brace on his previously injured left knee, reports the team's official website.

Matthews was able to play through the discomfort recently, but was not a fan of the brace. He is averaging 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists over 38 games this season.


Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews ready to lose his knee brace


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews is hoping to be able to play without a knee brace soon, according to the Oregonian

Matthews is battling a left knee injury, but was able to play on Thursday. While he turned in a solid game, Matthews admitted he's not a big fan of his knee brace. "It sucks," he said. "I notice it. Definitely uncomfortable, somewhat painful, but I'll get used to for the short time I have to be used to it." Matthews added that he didn't see himself wearing the brace much longer. He did not participate in practice on Friday, instead opting to rest his knee.

Matthews is averaging 16.6 points per game. 


Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews will 'most likely' play on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Trail Blazers forward Wesley Matthews will "most likely" play on Thursday, according to the team's digital reporter. 

Matthews is dealing with a left knee injury, and came into the contest listed as questionable. He's averaging 16.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Matthews injured himself during Monday's game, but has not missed any time yet due to the issue.


Trail Blazers list Wesley Matthews as questionable for Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) The Trail Blazers have listed guard Wesley Matthews as questionable for Thursday's game against the Heat.

Matthews told reporters he wasn't sure if he was going to play, so the move shouldn't come as a surprise. He's dealing with a hyperextended knee. Matthews is averaging 16.6 points per game.