Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 1 month ago

Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews will be brought along slowly in his first year with the team as he recovers from an Achilles tendon injury, according to the team's official website. Matthews tore his Achilles while playing for the Portland Trail Blazers in March, and while he may be ready for the start of the season, Dallas intends to be cautious after he signed a a four-year deal as a free agent in July. "He's definitely on track for a full recovery, but we’re going to be erring on the side of being conservative and cautioned," head coach Rick Carlisle said. "The first year is more about making sure that he's right and getting him out there on the right terms, and from there we want him to make a full recovery and continue to get better." Rookie Justin Anderson could see extended minutes if Matthews needs to miss time.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 2 months ago

Matthews has agreed in principle to a four-year deal with the Mavericks, David Aldridge of TNT reports.

Despite reportedly getting a big offer from the Kings, Matthews decided late Thursday night to join the Mavericks. Matthews, who is coming off a torn Achilles, still attracted the attention of several teams on the open market. He was one of the best two-way perimeter players on the market, and it appears he'll be suiting up in a Mavericks uniform this season. TNT's David Aldridge reported that the contract amount is yet to be finalized, but it is expected to be a four-year deal.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 3 months ago

Matthews (Achilles) was seen on the court taking jump shots, Tommy Beer of Basketball Insiders reports.

Matthews recovery from a torn Achilles was already considered ahead of schedule, and he was not expected to get on the court until August. His rapid recovery should improve his free agent stock, especially if he can prove to teams that he is fully recovered from an injury that can ruin NBA careers.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 4 months ago

Matthews, who had the walking boot removed from his left foot this week, expects to be on the court by August, the Blazers' official site reports.

Matthews remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn Achilles sustained on Mar. 5, but his upcoming unrestricted free agency will determine the next step in his career.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 4 months ago

Matthews (Achilles) is slated to have the walking boot removed from his left foot Tuesday, The Oregonian reports. "Coming off on Tuesday, that's the plan," he said. "It's ahead of schedule, and I'm excited for that, definitely."

During his time as a guest analyst on NBA-TV on Saturday, Matthews announced the news and relayed that his rehabilitation is going well, which is evident considering he's ahead of schedule. As an upcoming unrestricted free agent, he could find himself in different climes than Portland, but there's little question that his recovery will impede his ability to take the court on opening night.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 6 months ago

Matthews underwent successful surgery on his torn Achilles Tendon on Wednesday.

Matthews will now begin the recovery process, which will take some time, and keep him out for the remainder of this season. He will be a free agent this summer, so it remains to be seen both when he will be ready to play again, and where he will be playing next season and beyond.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 6 months ago

Matthews tore his left Achilles tendon Thursday and will be out for the remainder of the season, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

This is a huge blow for fantasy owners. Mathews was one of the best three-point shooters this season, making 39.1 percent of his shots from beyond the arc, and averaging 16.1 points per game. With Matthews out, Arron Afflalo will likely becoming the starting shooting guard.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 6 months ago

Matthews exited Thursday's game in the third quarter with a left foot injury and will not return, according to TNT's broadcast.

Matthews fell to the floor on a drive early in the second half and immediately clutched his left foot/ankle area. TNT reporter Rebecca Haarlow reported that Matthews was in a lot of pain in the locker room and punched a wall in frustration. The initial reports do not sound good for Matthews, who is a key cog in Portland's offense. More information on Matthews' status should be made available well before Portland takes the floor Saturday against Minnesota.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 6 months ago

Matthews said Thursday that he's still bothered by pain in his right hand.

Matthews originally injured his hand Friday against the Thunder, but he hasn't missed any time, playing 33 minutes agains the Kings on Sunday and 39 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday. However, over those last three games he's shooting only 37 percent from the field, so it's possible the hand issue is hampering his shooting ability. Of course, it's a small sample size, but Matthews' efficiency will be something to keep an eye on going forward.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 6 months ago

Matthews posted 17 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's win at Sacramento.

Matthews injured his right hand in the Blazers' previous game Friday against the Thunder, which translated to a heavy wrap on the hand during pregame warmups Sunday. However, the ironman played through the pain yet again, as he's done throughout his NBA career. He's knocked down multiple treys in three consecutive games en route to 18.7 points and three three-pointers per outing during that span.