Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 20 hours ago

Matthews (Achilles) will not play in Tuesday's preseason opener, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 1 week ago

Coach Rick Carlisle called Matthews a "longshot" to play on opening night, but he did not officially rule out the possibility, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 1 week ago

Matthews (Achilles) could return as soon as late-December, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 2 weeks ago

Matthews (Achilles) will not be available at the start of training camp, ESPN Dallas reports.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF DAL 2 months 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 7 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.