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May 14, 2015 Updates

Wesley Matthews: I heal very quickly RT @Home_Court: @wessywes2 what's the most surprising thing you've learned about yourself during rehab Twitter @wessywes2

Wesley Matthews: I'll be better than ever RT @AUS2PDX: @Wesley Matthews Do you think you can return to your pre injury form? (I think you can) #ironman Twitter @wessywes2

May 13, 2015 Updates

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 putting together some type of package deal where they would not only bring in LaMarcus Aldridge, they'd bring in one of his good friends by the name of Wes Matthews. Now, if you're the Celtics and you can put together a deal to get those two guys in town, you've gotta do it." Booth Newspapers

May 11, 2015 Updates

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 Tuesday, that's the plan," he said. "It's ahead of schedule, and I'm excited for that, definitely." Oregonian

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Aside from Aldridge, Matthews, 28, is likely to be the most-pursued of the Blazers' free agents, even as he rehabs from March surgery for a torn Achilles tendon. "As evidenced by our 11-15 record (actually 11-16) without Wesley and a first-round playoff exit for a team we thought had chance to compete for the Western Conference title, we know how important he is," Olshey says. "We know his value to us; we also know he's going to have market value around the league." Portland Tribune

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He was Iron Man, after all, a moniker he proudly adopted to mirror not only the brawn and brains of his favorite movie character, but also to represent the durability and toughness he has exhibited during a six-year NBA career that had seen him miss only 13 of 441 games. As he looked at the boot, he knew what it represented, and his hope became as blurry as his eyes: He was staring at a lost season, a lost championship and perhaps a lost contract. "As I stared at that boot," he says, "it all became real." Oregonian

But in Iron Man 3, Matthews says, the plot spoke to him: Love, not ego, is the battle most worth fighting. "I'm not going to prove a hater wrong. I can't do that anymore, that's not my drive anymore," Matthews says. "My drive is to prove to the people who love me unconditionally, from the start, that they were always right. I'm going to do it for them. I want my mom, my friends, my family to puff their chests out and say 'I told you so.' "And that's what Iron Man ended up doing for Gwyneth Paltrow's character, Pepper: He did everything so he didn't lose her." He is fitted for crutches and given a foam block to elevate his leg after the next day's surgery. He walks out of the hospital in his boot, carrying the crutches, and feeling like Iron Man. "Won't use them until I need them," he says of the crutches. Oregonian

His mood is buoyed by his first post-surgery doctor's visit on March 19. They cut off his plaster cast and examined the four-inch incision above the inside ball of his ankle. There was no redness. No inflammation. "The doctors were very impressed," Pam says. They wrapped him in a new, tighter-fitting fiberglass cast, done of course in Iron Man-themed colors: red with gold stripes. In his eyes, it was his first true victory in the process. He was given orders to keep his leg elevated 17 to 20 hours a day. To sleep with it on the foam wedge. "That was my test: Having the discipline to endure it, accept it, embrace it and dismantle it," Matthews says. "And that's what I did. I nailed it." Oregonian

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Wesley Matthews: Successful surgery now time for the second half. #gameday #ripcity #arrowlife instagram.com/p/0HSq1KviCk/ Twitter @wessywes2

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