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Wesley Matthews
Wesley Matthews
Position: G
Born: 10/14/86
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $17,884,175
Wesley Matthews and Dirk Nowitzki are definitely leaders for the Mavericks, even if they lead in different ways. Matthews is no-nonsense and he made it clear after the 0-2 road trip to Utah and the LA Clippers that the Mavericks have a very clear view of the only way they can pull out of this 1-8 start. “Play basketball,” he said. “Stick together. Nobody cared about us before the season, they’re damn sure not caring about us now. Our mission doesn’t change. Just play basketball and play hard.”
Nowitzki, who knows he is limited on the defensive end of the court, nevertheless echoed Matthews’ plea, while acknowledging that this team doesn’t play good enough defense right now to earn victories. “We just got to stick together,” the 20-year icon said. “We got to try to defend better – I don’t think that was pretty (in LA). If we can get some stops, we can speed the game up. If we take the ball out (of the basket) every time, it’s going to be tough to do.”