Wesley Matthews RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wesley Matthews says Dallas Mavericks’ problems not just X’s and O’s

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Probably the most opinionated player on the Dallas Mavericks’ roster is shooting guard Wesley Matthews. And after the Mavs lost their season-high fifth straight game Saturday to the Indiana Pacers, Matthews questioned a wide range of things, including his teammates’ heart. His message: The..." March 14

  • Wade puts injured Chalmers in touch with Matthews

    The Score "Mario Chalmers has had a rough week, but his friend and former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade is there for him. Waived by the Memphis Grizzlies only a day after suffering a season-ending torn Achilles, Chalmers finds himself out of a job and with a career-threatening injury. Enter Wade, who..." March 13

  • Wesley Matthews battling through slump, says 'I suck right now'

    ESPN "At least Wesley Matthews is shooting straight in a figurative sense. Matthews, the shooting guard to whom the Dallas Mavericks gave a four-year, $70 million max contract this summer despite the ruptured left Achilles tendon he suffered in March, is battling through one of the worst shooting..." December 05

  • Wesley Matthews on Iron Man's return to Portland

    ESPN "Portland will always hold a special place in Iron Man’s heart. It is, after all, the city where Wesley Matthews invented his alter ego with the help of a Trail Blazers teammate. The nickname started because Matthews drove an Audi R8, the same car Tony Stark drove in the “Iron Man” movies...." December 01

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    There's a growing hope that the @DallasMavs may have Wesley Matthews, Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams available Sunday vs. the Lakers.

  • Wesley Matthews hopes to play Friday against Bulls

    Pro Basketball Talk "On March 5, Wesley Matthews suffered a torn left Achilles that sidelined him for the rest of the Portland Trail Blazers’ season. Over the summer, he signed a four-year, $70 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, even though there was no clear timeframe for his return to the court after one of the..." October 22

  • Mavericks' shooting guard Wesley Matthews scrimmages for the first time

    Dallas Morning News "Wesley Matthews isn't himself yet. And by the way, he expects to be better than himself by some point this season. But on Monday, he took a major step by going through contact drills and scrimmaging. "It felt really good," Matthews said. "I need that. I've been accelerating it at a good rate..." October 13

  • Matthews insists he'll be ready for opener, but Carlisle not sure

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and shooting guard Wesley Matthews are dealing with their first disagreement. Matthews, who is less than seven months removed from rupturing his left Achilles tendon and a fresh, four-year, $70 million deal, is determined to make his Dallas Mavericks debut..." September 30

  • The Mavs Apparently Almost Let Wesley Matthews Walk After DeAndre Jordan’s Reversal

    Uproxx "When DeAndre Jordan reneged on his agreement to sign with Dallas this summer, the Mavs were so out of sorts that they almost allowed their other high-profile free-agent signing to slip through their fingers as well. According to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, Dallas gave Wesley Matthews the..." September 10

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    Bobby Karalla @bobbykaralla

    Wes Matthews tells me he will be ready to play on opening night. I asked him if he'd write it in stone. He said yeah.

  • Carlisle: We Will Not Rush Wesley Matthews’ Return

    Basketball Insiders "However, as (Mavs’ coach Rick) Carlisle is quick to point out, the team will not rush the 28-year-old (Wesley Matthews) back too soon as they try to get the coveted free agent back to full strength. With that said, Carlisle admits that he will work closely with Mavs head athletic trainer Casey..." August 04

  • Wesley Matthews: Trail Blazers never made offer, "I was pissed off"

    Pro Basketball Talk "Wesley Matthews brings his “3&D” game — and his ruptured Achilles still on the mend — to Dallas next season. Matthews had been a vital part of Portland’s success the past few seasons. So much so that when he injured his Achilles last season the team went from everybody’s favorite dark horse..." July 30

  • Why Mavs' Wes Matthews says he'll be better player because of Achilles injury

    Dallas Morning News "Wes Matthews has never had anything handed to him, so he’s not expecting any freebies now. Yes, he understands that a ruptured Achilles tendon is a major injury, the kind that can take a year for a full recovery and from which some players never get back to the level they were..." July 12

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    With DeAndre Jordan going back to the Clippers, Wes Matthews's deal with Dallas goes from 4/$57M to a max deal: 4 years, $70M, per source.

  • Wesley Matthews will sign with Dallas on Thursday regardless if DeAndre Jordan chooses Clippers

    Oregonian "Wesley Matthews says he will sign with the Dallas Mavericks regardless if center DeAndre Jordan changes his mind and returns to the Los Angeles Clippers, sources close to the player told The Oregonian/Oregonlive. Matthews, who last week gave a verbal agreement to Dallas to sign a four-year deal..." July 09

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    Jason Quick @jwquick

    Blazers did not make an offer to Wesley Matthews

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

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "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." July 03

  • Report: Kings offer Wes Matthews three-year deal in $64 million range

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sacramento Kings have been, for the last full season, an unmitigated disaster. The Kings had three head coaches last year, and after forcing out their GM out and anointing Vlade Divac as the man in charge, ownership flirted with the idea of replacing him (and George Karl) with John..." July 03

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Wes Matthews is currently in Sacramento with the Kings. Kings are going to have to go big with an offer to get him to sign.

  • Raptors, Mavs Still Each Contending For Wesley Matthews

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks remain locked into a battle for Wesley Matthews in free agency." July 02

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    There's gap to bridge between Wes Matthews and Mavs, I'm told - he wants $15 mil a year, Mavs thinking of deal starting at approx $12 mil

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Also hearing Mavs have split up their recruiting posse and are conducting two meetings at present: One with DeAndre; one with Wes Matthews

  • Raptors chasing free agent Wes Matthews

    Sportsnet "The Raptors are reportedly be in hot pursuit of free agent swingman Wes Matthews. This, according to a story from ESPN that includes the following: “The Mavs are still very much interested, with ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reporting that the Toronto Raptors also plan to pursue [Matthews].” Which..." July 01

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Word I hear is that Wes Matthews (@wessywes2) is ahead of schedule on his Achilles rehab and drawing interest from Toronto as well as Dallas

  • Blazers' Matthews Wants $15M/Year Deal

    USA Today "When Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews tore his left Achilles tendon on March 5 in a game against the Dallas Mavericks, it didn't take long for the natural question about his uncertain future to surface: what might this mean for his free agency prospects? Would teams have less..." June 23

  • Wesley Matthews Will Sign With The Chicago Bulls

    Blazer's Edge "ESPN analyst Jalen Rose predicted that Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews will sign with the Bulls on Grantland's "Jalen and Jacoby" podcast last Wednesday. When Matthews' name came up during the free-agent prediction portion of the podcast, Rose paused and appeared lost in..." June 09

  • Report: Celtics looking to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews as package deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "If LaMarcus Aldridge leaves the Trail Blazers, where would he go? The Spurs are reportedly at or near the top of his list, and the Cavaliers could factor. The Lakers and Knicks will push for him, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mavericks and Rockets also pursue the native Texan. A..." May 14

  • Boston Celtics rumors 2015: LaMarcus Aldridge and Wes Matthews both possible targets?

    Mass Live "CSNNE.com's A. Sherrod Blakely believes the Boston Celtics could target a pair of Portland Trail Blazer free agents this summer, including star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. During an episode of Celtics Talk TV (below), Blakely said, "My understanding is the Celtics are going to be open to..." May 12

  • Wesley Matthews to remove boot Tuesday

    Oregonian "Wesley Matthews did a guest analyst spot on the NBA-TV during the weekend, and he started by revealing some news. Matthews, who had season-ending surgery on March 11 to repair a ruptured Achilles' tendon, said he will discard the walking boot he has been in on Tuesday. "Coming off on..." May 11

  • Wesley Matthews' 'perfect situation' is return to Portland

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers held their exit interviews Thursday, marking the official end of the 2014-15 season. The Blazers head into an important offseason with much uncertainty surrounding a team loaded with free agents, including heart-and-soul Wesley Matthews. Matthews suffered a..." May 03

  • Blazers’ GM non-committal on attempting to re-sign free agent Wesley Matthews

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Portland Trail Blazers had their eyes set on the Western Conference crown earlier in the season, and were capable of hanging with the league’s elite with a fully-healthy squad. But once Wesley Matthews was lost for the year with a torn Achilles, the wheels fell off, and a first-round..." May 03

  • Matthews undergoes successful surgery to repair ruptured Achilles

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a left torn achilles tendon, the team announced pregame. The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel, MD at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Matthews is out for the remainder..." March 12

  • Blazers’ Wesley Matthews: Teams Don’t Fear Us

    Basketball Insiders "There is no single answer to fixing the Trail Blazers recent struggles. Portland has lost eight of its last ten games after a 30-8 start to the season and, if you quiz the team, there are myriad reasons for the losses. “It’s about getting better, It’s about winning, it’s about playing the right..." February 04

  • The Knicks’ strategy that may net under-the-radar Blazers stud

    New York Post "While the focus has been on Phil Jackson signing another superstar such as Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, there’s a feeling in the league the Zen Master could be wise to spread his cap money to sign a bevy of solid contributors who fall below marquee status. In fact, the Blazers have a diamond..." December 29

  • Report: Cavs have pursued Wesley Matthews in trade talks

    CBS Sports "Cleveland.com reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers have targeted Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews repeatedly in trade talks, only to have Portland shake them off like Taylor Swift. The idyllic fit for the Cavaliers to fill their void for toughness, shooting and defensive tenacity..." December 17

  • Report: Cavaliers interested in Wesley Matthews, but Blazers refuting offers

    Fear The Sword "It's no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have issues at shooting guard. Dion Waiters started the first three games there before Shawn Marion took over. David Blatt cited defense as his key motivation behind the move, but Marion is playing out of position. Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Harris, Mike..." December 16

  • Blazers’ Matthews proving to be a complete package

    Houston Chronicle "When Wesley Matthews was playing youth sports, his mother always put him on teams that were two age levels higher than his own. Matthews played soccer and basketball, always the youngest and the smallest player on the team. “I always had to work that much harder,” the fifth-yeah Portland..." April 30

  • Portland’s Wesley Matthews issues challenge to reporter after 30-point loss

    Pro Basketball Talk "Much like the defending champion Heat, the Blazers are in the middle of a rough stretch that has seen them drop seven of their last 11 games. The difference in Portland is that all but one of the losses have come against teams currently in playoff position in the standings — not that it was any..." March 24

  • Wesley Matthews on knee scare: "I'm good"

    CSN Northwest "After starting the same line-up for 53 games, the Trail Blazers have been forced to play short handed since the mythical beginning to the "second half" of the season, coming out of the All-Star break. Freeland (knee), LA (groin), Leonard (ankle), and Robinson (patella tendon) have all missed..." February 27

  • Wesley Matthews on Jumpers, Defense, and Rip City Chemistry

    Grantland "Wesley Matthews keeps transforming himself as an NBA player, and his transformation has been key in Portland’s unexpected leap from lottery fodder to top-tier Western Conference team. He came into the league an undrafted spot-up guy with uncertain spot-up credentials, and he has developed into one..." February 07

  • Wesley Mathews thinks LaMarcus Aldridge is too unselfish, but is a big fan

    Pro Basketball Talk "Wesley Matthews is having a career year — he is scoring a career high 16.2 points a game, he is shooting 44.2 percent from three (39.8 percent last season had been a career high) and he is shooting a lot better inside the arc as well, with a true shooting percentage of 64.5 percent (career best..." December 21

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Blazers Wesley Matthews says he was surprised to learn of his $20K fine for role in altercation w/Warriors. Says he'll look into appealing.

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Fallout from Warriors-Blazers scuffle Sat. night: I'm told Andrew Bogut, Mo Williams suspended 1 game; D. Green, Matthews, Aldridge fined.

  • Mo Williams, Wesley Matthews ejected in Blazers-Warriors brawl

    SB Nation "The Warriors and Trail Blazers got into a skirmish in the third quarter and three players were ejected. The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers broke into a brawl during the third quarter of their game Saturday night. Mo Williams, Wesley Matthews (given his second technical foul of..." November 24

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Portland G Wesley Matthews has been cleared to return to practice today after experiencing an irregular heartbeat earlier this week.

  • Wesley Matthews: 'Never changed. Just the new version of the old me'

    Oregonian "The jabs and jokes flowed as often as jumpers did for Wesley Matthews during the offseason. They said he had changed. They said he had lost his edge. They said he didn’t have the same fire the same passion the same pent-up Little Man Disease he had when he defied odds and became an NBA starter..." October 16

  • McCollum, Matthews prepared to compete for starting two-guard position

    CSN Northwest "It sounds as if Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts hasn't quite shut the door all the way on who will be included in his starting five when they opens up the regular season on the road against Phoenix on Oct. 30. When CSNNW.com asked him if any positions were up for grabs at Media..." October 01

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    Wesley Matthews @wessywes2

    Stitches out of the elbow, cleared to shoot! #ohgod #geekedtweet

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    Matthews said he did not expect to have surgery on his left elbow. But after taking a month off, he still had pain so it was best solution.

  • Wesley Matthews Undergoes Elbow Arthroscopy

    NBA.com "Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews underwent a successful arthroscopic debridement of his left elbow today. The procedure was performed by Dr. Ken Yamaguchi at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Matthews’ recovery time is expected to be 3-4 weeks. In..." May 29