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March 6, 2015 Updates

Portland Trail Blazers swingman Wesley Matthews fell to the floor during the third quarter of their 94-75 win against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, and he had to stay down for a while. Matthews was eventually helped off the court. An MRI confirmed the Blazers' worst fears: he ruptured his Achilles tendon, and he's out for the season, the team announced. CBSSports.com

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However, for now, Matthews says he would like to stay in Portland long term, but believes continuing to win at a high level is what will keep the Blazers’ nucleus together. “I’m just approaching it day by day,” Matthews said regarding his approach to this summer. “I’m not looking ahead to free agency. I’m looking in the right now. I’m living in the now, just seeing what I have to do to get better and help this club continue to win. “Free agency is going to take care of itself at the end of the day, but winning cures everything.” Basketball Insiders

The sixth year guard believes he should be prominently featured in any discussion for All-Defensive team honors at season’s end. However, Matthews readily acknowledges there’s a general lack of respect for what he does on that side of the floor without box score friendly defensive stat lines. “Yes, but I probably won’t [be recognized],” Matthews told Basketball Insiders on whether he should be in the All-Defensive team discussion. “You know, that’s just how it goes. Some of it is just a popularity contest and some of it is putting up gaudy steals and blocks. I’m never going to be in that category because that’s not how we play defense here in Portland. We’re one of the last teams in the league in terms of turnovers created, but we’re still one of the best defensive teams in the NBA in terms of efficiency (Blazers rank fourth). Basketball Insiders

February 1, 2015 Updates

"Still no state of panic, no state of emergency," said Matthews, who finished with 19 points against the Bucks. "This was a (crap) road trip. It was. We're better than this and we've got to be better." It was a forgettable January. But the Blazers refuse to be hypnotized by the moment. "It's been a tough month," Lillard said. "I'd rather it'd be this month rather than March or next month. It's good that it happened to us. I think we learned something from it by seeing that if we don't stick to what makes us who we are, these are the types of things that can happen. The positive thing is that this has happened to us and we're 32-16. We've just got to get back to doing those little things. We've got to commit ourselves to doing the things that make us an elite team." Oregonian

January 27, 2015 Updates

Joe Freeman: Wesley Matthews said neither he nor the #Blazers have been told by the NBA he has been invited to compete in All-Star Three-Point Contest. Wesley Matthews: "But obviously I would love to represent Portland in the Three-Point Contest when it is an official thing." Twitter @BlazerFreeman

January 11, 2015 Updates

During halftime of West Linn's eventual 92-75 win, Matthews attempted three shots from half court coming up well short on all three. The NBA's leader in three point field goals conceded that the shooting display might have been his worst of the season. "Probably considering I went from signing autographs, it was freezing cold and I decided to throw up half court shots," Matthews said with a laugh prior to Saturday's game against the Orlando Magic. "But they were all on line." Oregonian

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