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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Blazers did not make an offer to Wesley Matthews
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
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
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.
Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks remain locked into a battle for Wesley Matthews in free agency." July 02
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
Also hearing Mavs have split up their recruiting posse and are conducting two meetings at present: One with DeAndre; one with 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#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.
Fallout from Warriors-Blazers scuffle Sat. night: I'm told Andrew Bogut, Mo Williams suspended 1 game; D. Green, Matthews, Aldridge fined.
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
Portland G Wesley Matthews has been cleared to return to practice today after experiencing an irregular heartbeat earlier this week.
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
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
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.
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
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers will invade Staples Center in a meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers in their first game of a back-to-back to close out the 2012-13 NBA campaign. However, the Trail Blazers (33-47) will be short-handed again with LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) and Wesley Matthews (ankle)..." April 16
Blazers injury report: Hickson and Aldridge will play. Matthews and Batum are out, and Batum says he'll miss at least next two
Oregonian "At the end of every quarter, Wesley Matthews looked up toward the Rose Garden rafters and thought: “Please, God, let me get through the next quarter.” Before every timeout, he gazed up to the same bright arena lights and thought: “Let me get through this timeout.” And after he hit a dagger..." February 25
Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers ended their seven-game losing streak tonight, defeating the Boston Celtics 92-86 in a game that featured intermittent contributions from Portland's Big 3 and a huge lift from a couple of unexpected sources. The game started in typical Portland fashion. The Blazers..." February 25
Stotts says #Blazers G Wesley Matthews (ankle, elbow) will be on the active roster tonight vs Lakers. Though he's still a gametime decision.
#Blazers coach Terry Stotts says Wesley Matthews will be inactive vs Suns. Victor Claver will start at SG.
Wesley Matthews (left ankle/elbow) did not participate in the #Blazers morning shootaround and remains a gametime decision tonight vs. Suns.
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers on Monday returned from a five-day All-Star break with renewed enthusiasm, purpose and resolve. They also returned to the same ominous reality they faced before the break: A five-game losing streak, a challenging 29-game season-ending schedule and the questionable status of..." February 19
Blazer's Edge "Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews suffered a sprained left ankle during the first quarter of a Wednesday night game against the New Orleans Hornets. Matthews came down awkwardly as he attempted a pass on the perimeter. The Blazers announced that X-rays on the ankle were negative but..." February 14