HoopsHype Wesley Matthews rumors

November 12, 2012 Updates

However, the same two issues popped up for the Trail Blazers: Defending and lack of bench production. Last night marked five out of six games where the Trail Blazers have allowed opponents to shoot over 50 percent from the field and the Spurs shot a whopping 57 percent. “I can't put my finger on it,” Wesley Matthews said. “It's something we have to correct somehow, but I can't tell you right now what it is.” CSNNW.com

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Greg Oden said Portland is a tough place to be young, rich and African-American. Do you agree? Wesley Matthews: "I wouldn't say it's uncomfortable, I would say it's tough to be young and rich anywhere, especially when you don't come from it. Greg had a lot of pressure on him since he stepped on the basketball court. He was always the biggest guy on every team, on every court. He went to the Final Four, No. 1 pick, he had a lot of stuff going. He was in the public eye for such a long time. Now you throw money into the equation, fame into the equation. It's not easy. "A lot of people want this life but they really don't at the same time. They don't see -- it's not a pity thing... A lot of people want the money but they don't want what comes with it or they don't understand what comes with it. I'm not saying, 'Oh my God, it's such a terrible life, and what the Hell and this and that,' but Greg was under the spotlight from an early age." Blazers Edge

May 10, 2012 Updates

Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews has notified the team that he will be available to represent the team May 30 at the NBA Draft Lottery, according to Trail Blazers acting general manager Chad Buchanan. The Trail Blazers gave Matthews until this weekend to decide if he could fit it into his schedule and if not, Buchanan said he would have likely been the next option. CSNNW.com

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At the same time, Buchanan said he thinks the Blazers might have a leader in the making, one who can allow Aldridge to remain in his comfort zone of being an All-Star player, but not necessarily an All-Star leader. That player is Wesley Matthews. Matthews is already respected inside the locker room as the hardest worker. By going undrafted, and by losing his starting role in the middle of this season, he knows a thing or two about handling adversity. And he certainly knows that pouting or trying to blame someone else is not the solution. Oregonian

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