Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 2 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 POR 2 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 POR 2 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 POR 2 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 POR 2 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.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Matthews went off for 31 points (11-18 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 5-7 FT) during Wednesday's win over the Spurs, to go along with five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Matthews failed to hit a shot (0-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt) in Sunday's game against the Grizzlies, so it was a night and day difference for the guard, after going off for 31 points Wednesday. He's struggled with his shot lately, but if this game is any indication, he could be dialed back in and on the rise again moving forward. He's still a very solid fantasy asset, as he provides points, three-pointers, rebounds and steals. He's averaging 16.3 points, three triples, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals on the season.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Matthews had a strong showing in Wednesday's win over the Lakers, finishing with a team-high of 20 points (7-14 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), to go along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.Matthews struggled to only six points on 2-of-9 shooting from the field in Sunday's game against the Rockets, so it was good to see him return to form and post a solid performance heading into the All-Star break. He continues to be a great play, as he's offering a little bit of everything including points, three-pointers, rebounds and steals. Over his last five games he's averaging 15.6 points, 2.6 treys, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.2 steals, so look for him to continue with this production following the All-Star festivities.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Matthews put up 19 points (7-15 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block in 34 minutes as the Blazers fell at Milwaukee on Saturday.

Matthews has brushed aside the Blazers' recent shooting woes, drilling at least three three-pointers in five consecutive games, and six of the past eight. During that stretch, he's averaged 18.4 points (on 41 percent shooting), 3.8 treys, 3.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 steals in 36 minutes. While he continues to hold a slim lead over Kyle Korver in terms of three-pointers made -- 148 versus 146 -- Matthews has nonetheless cobbling together the most productive season of his six-year career.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 4 months ago

Matthews scored 25 points (9-18 FG, 7-14 3Pt) with four rebounds and one assist in 39 minutes Saturday.

The seven three-pointers tied a season-high. In fact, Matthews has hit seven triples on three separate occasions this season , and trials only Steph Curry and Kyle Korver in three-pointers made per game this season, knocking down 3.0 three-pointers per game. Matthews is also averaging 1.0 steals per game and shoots an impressive 47 percent from the field over the course of the season.

Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 4 months ago

Matthews only scored two points (1-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt) in 29 minutes of action Friday as the Trail Blazers lost to the Spurs.

This was Matthews' first game since Dec. 4 that he didn't make at least one three in a game. In category leagues, Matthews is great at putting up points, averaging 16.4 per game this season, and will pile up three-pointers, making an average of three each game. Matthews went to the emergency room with pain in his ribs Thursday, so it's unclear if he was held back due to that, but owners shouldn't be worried about him.