HoopsHype Wesley Matthews rumors


November 26, 2013 Updates

Aldridge suggested on Twitter Saturday that Wesley Matthews should be a contestant in the Three-Point contest during All-Star Weekend. As of Monday night, Matthews ranked No. 2 in three-pointers made in the NBA and No. 11 in three-point percentage (rankings subject to change when Basketball-Reference updates). "If I'm selected I'll go and represent Portland," Matthews told Blazersedge. "If not, I'll go home, rest, recharge and make them pay after the All-Star break." Blazers Edge

I asked him whether he would launch a campaign for inclusion in the event. His response: "You can do it if you want to." That sounds like an open invitation to his fans. Let me know if you launch a video or a petition or something. Blazers Edge

November 25, 2013 Updates
November 24, 2013 Updates

A total of three players were ejected from Portland’s 113-101 road victory over Golden State on Saturday in the aftermath of a third quarter scrum. There was quite a bit going on in this on-court altercation, which carried toward the courtside seats near the Warriors bench before it was eventually broken up by the referees and coaches from both sides. Bogut eventually swung his right forearm and elbow to clear Freeland off of his body, which prompted a number of Blazers to come to Freeland’s defense. SI.com

A third-quarter fracas broke out late in the third quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers' game at the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, leading to the ejection of Wesley Matthews and Mo Williams. Golden State's Draymond Green also was ejected, and technical fouls were assessed to LaMarcus Aldridge, Joel Freeland and the Warriors' Andrew Bogut. Matthews was assessed a technical as well, but the ejection came because it was his second technical of the game. Williams received a straight ejection. The pushing and shoving came after Bogut threw an elbow to the jaw of Freeland as they were battling in the paint with 3:42 to play in the third quarter. Oregonian

November 16, 2013 Updates

“We feel like we’re going to win every game when we play. That’s the mentality we’re supposed to have,” Matthews told CSNNW.com. “I felt like we could compete in games last year. We knew we were going to be in games, and for the most part we were. But this year we feel like we can actually win every game.” CSNNW.com

November 6, 2013 Updates
October 25, 2013 Updates

Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews returned to the court Friday, two days after suffering an irregular heartbeat following Wednesday's practice. Matthews, who sat out Thursday's preseason finale, underwent an electrical cardioversion on Wednesday afternoon, and his heartbeat has returned to normal, the team said in a release. Oregonian

How did it happen? "I don't know, I can't tell you. It was probably just a combination of a bunch of things; stress, fatigue -- you know I don't sleep. I talked to (Blazers GM) Neil (Olshey) and (head athletic trainer) Geoff (Clark) and we're going to put something together that's going to help me with that. I was just practicing, I felt fine, I felt great and we were just shooting free throws and I felt my heart racing like it was trying to jump out of my chest. I kept playing for a little bit and then I pulled myself out. Then it was just a whirlwind of events after that." Oregonian

October 24, 2013 Updates

Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews had an irregular heartbeat during practice on Wednesday, the team said in a release this evening. The 6-foot-5 Matthews underwent an electrical cardioversion on Wednesday afternoon, and his heartbeat has returned to normal, the team said. Matthews, the Blazers' starting shooting guard, did not travel with the Blazers to Oakland and has been ruled out for Thursday night's final preseason game against the Golden State Warriors. He is listed as day-to-day. Oregonian

October 16, 2013 Updates

Another message from another friend set his skin on fire. ESPN had released its top-to-bottom rankings of NBA players and slotted Matthews 130th, behind players such as JJ Hickson (127), Lou Williams (120) and — gasp — Raymond Felton (108). “When they showed me the ESPN rankings, that (stuff) really (ticked) me off,” Matthews said. “My friends already got me excited coming into the season with their stuff. I was already ready to get back to having that extreme hunger, like famine, like the you-haven’t-eaten-in-weeks hunger. But when the ESPN rankings came out? That was crazy. That’s just disrespectful. But, you know what, whatever. I’ve never been given the benefit of the doubt yet, so why should it start now?” Oregonian

August 22, 2013 Updates

There are still some good people out there. Blazers coach Terry Stotts is outstanding; the best coach I have ever dealt with. And I have tremendous respect for Wesley Matthews, who cares so deeply and works so dilligently at his craft. I also still have a fondness for Batum. And through the years I cherish my relationships with Dale Davis, Stoudamire, James Jones, Joel Przybilla, Jarrett Jack ... there are some good guys. But somewhere in this bizarre transition when everyone has a blog, and people who can write 140 characters are considered journalists, the job lost its allure. Often times it's not about being right, it's about being the loudest. It's not about being good, it's about being first. And it's not about telling the real story, it's about being friends with the players. Oregonian

June 16, 2013 Updates

Wesley Matthews, who had arthroscopic elbow surgery on May 29th, was cleared to shoot earlier this week. His initial timetable for recovery was 3-4 weeks and he managed to recover in less than 2. This is great news for the Blazers, as Wesley Matthews is their best 3-point shooter. With damaged tissue removed in May and the following stitches removed this week, Matthews can resume summer training. Rip City Project

May 31, 2013 Updates

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