Wesley Matthews did not hit a 3-pointer in Saturday's 108-106 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday with four points, seven boards, four assists and one steal in 35 minutes.
It was the first time he's failed to make a 3-pointer and it snapped a streak of 31 games continuing back to last season. Matthews and the Blazers have been outstanding at knocking down 3-pointers all year and entered tonight tied with the Warriors in 3-point percentage. He will probably bounce back and hit three more treys against the Jazz on Monday.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 5 Days
Wesley Matthews didn't seem to be bothered by a hip issue on Monday, playing 36 minutes for 15 points, one rebound, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.
This snapped his streak of 10 consecutive games of multiple 3-pointers, but his one make was huge to give the Blazers an eight-point lead with seven minutes left in the fourth -- their biggest lead of the game. Matthews has bee outstanding all year and there's no reason to worry about rookie C.J. McCollum as long as he's playing like this.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 6 Days
Wesley Matthews' left hip has been bothering him lately, even though he started Sunday's game and finished with 17 points, three 3-pointers, three assists and three steals in 36 minutes.
Matthews' injury needs to be on all fantasy radars since it's the same hip that caused him to finally get a DNP last season after playing in 250 straight games. It hasn't affected his absurdly effective shooting percentages or caused him to consider sitting out any games, that we know of, so keep him active while checking for updates.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 6 Days
Wesley Matthews suffered a left hip injury in Sunday's win over the Lakers.
He downplayed the injury and said he should be fine for Monday's game against the Pacers. Matthews finished with 17 points, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in the win at Staples. He hit a clutch three down the stretch and Portland has been terrific at closing out games all year. In fact, they lead the NBA in field goal percentage and 3-point percentage in the last five minutes of games that are within five points. Matthews is having a terrific season.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 14 Days
Wesley Matthews received his second technical foul after a scuffle against the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 23 point on 8-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 26 minutes.
He got a little too involved in what turned out to be more of a shoving match, but this ejection really hurt the Blazers with Matthews as the hottest player on the court. He was ejected for the second technical, so while he could get a fine, he is very unlikely to be suspended. His owners should keep red-hot Wes in all lineups.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 15 Days
Wesley Matthews scored a season-high 28 points on 12-of-19 shooting (including four triples) with two rebounds and two steals in Friday's win over the Bulls.
Matthews was always going to take being left off the All Star ballot and frankly with guys like Derrick Williams making the cut we get it. He's crushing early round value in fantasy leagues and shooting out of his mind at 10 points above his career field goal mark (54.8%) and 3-point percentage (50.0). Needless to say those numbers are guaranteed to come back to earth, and in order to do that he's going to need to shoot very, very bad. Now is the time to sell high. Nic Batum had 17 points, eight boards, five steals and a block in the win.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 19 Days
Wesley Matthews scored 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting (including five treys) with six rebounds and one steal in the Blazers' road win over the Nets on Monday.
Matthews had a couple of slow outings last week but owners have to know to ride those waves. He's an early round value and helped carry the Blazers to their seventh straight win tonight.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 28 Days
Wesley Matthews hit 8-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 21 points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in Saturday's win over the Kings.
Matthews got off to a slow start in the opener this year but is picking up the pace, averaging 19.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.0 3-pointers in his last five games. Make sure he's in your lineup.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 29 Days
Wesley Matthews scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two triples in Friday's win.
Matthews is playing at an early round level to start the season and one has to think he'll adjust downward as the year goes on. Mo Williams appears to be at his floor and C.J. McCollum isn't yet on the floor, and if either or both of those guys stake some sort of claim in the backcourt it won't be hard for that to ding Matthews' value.