Wesley Matthews RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matthews undergoes successful surgery to repair ruptured Achilles

    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

  • Blazers’ Wesley Matthews: Teams Don’t Fear Us

    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

  • The Knicks’ strategy that may net under-the-radar Blazers stud

    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

  • Report: Cavs have pursued Wesley Matthews in trade talks

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Report: Cavaliers interested in Wesley Matthews, but Blazers refuting offers

    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

  • Blazers’ Matthews proving to be a complete package

    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

  • Portland’s Wesley Matthews issues challenge to reporter after 30-point loss

    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

  • Wesley Matthews on knee scare: "I'm good"

    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

  • Wesley Matthews on Jumpers, Defense, and Rip City Chemistry

    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

  • Wesley Mathews thinks LaMarcus Aldridge is too unselfish, but is a big fan

    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

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #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.

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Fallout from Warriors-Blazers scuffle Sat. night: I'm told Andrew Bogut, Mo Williams suspended 1 game; D. Green, Matthews, Aldridge fined.

  • Mo Williams, Wesley Matthews ejected in Blazers-Warriors brawl

    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

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Portland G Wesley Matthews has been cleared to return to practice today after experiencing an irregular heartbeat earlier this week.

  • Wesley Matthews: 'Never changed. Just the new version of the old me'

    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

  • McCollum, Matthews prepared to compete for starting two-guard position

    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

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    Wesley Matthews @wessywes2

    Stitches out of the elbow, cleared to shoot! #ohgod #geekedtweet

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    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.

  • Wesley Matthews Undergoes Elbow Arthroscopy

    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

  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Matthews both out Tuesday

    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

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    Candace Buckner @

    Blazers injury report: Hickson and Aldridge will play. Matthews and Batum are out, and Batum says he'll miss at least next two

  • Wesley Matthews' guts and dagger three lead Blazers to win over Boston Celtics

    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

  • Matthews, Claver Help Blazers Overcome Celtics

    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

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    Chris Haynes @

    Stotts says #Blazers G Wesley Matthews (ankle, elbow) will be on the active roster tonight vs Lakers. Though he's still a gametime decision.

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    Joe Freeman @

    #Blazers coach Terry Stotts says Wesley Matthews will be inactive vs Suns. Victor Claver will start at SG.

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    Joe Freeman @

    Wesley Matthews (left ankle/elbow) did not participate in the #Blazers morning shootaround and remains a gametime decision tonight vs. Suns.

  • Wesley Matthews' health remains a question mark

    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

  • Blazers G Wesley Matthews Sprains Ankle, X-Rays Negative

    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

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