Wesley Matthews Rumors

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Wesley Matthews
Wesley Matthews
Position: G
Born: 10/14/86
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $2,564,753
He said he talked with Kevin Durant, Joe Johnson and Wesley Matthews about the rehab process and picked their brains for tips on recovery and staying positive during an arduous rehab cycle. “Just to learn from the process,” Hood said of the advice he received. “Don’t think it’s going to be easy. It’s going to be a tough grind, but just learn about yourself throughout it. Don’t waste this time just sitting around, just learn about yourself. So I been doing that. I been doing a lot of reading, watching a lot of basketball, watching a lot of shows. So it’s been good. I’m spending a lot of time with my family. That’s been the best part about it.”
Back when Matthews and Lopez were teammates on the Portland Trail Blazers, they started beating each other up in faux wrestling matches before rushing out onto the floor. They brought the routine to Milwaukee this season, and it has exploded in locker room popularity. “It’s a vibe of brotherhood,” Thanasis said. “We’re all together having fun.”
In many NBA arenas, the tunnel is the site of pregame huddles and chants, a final moment of privacy before stepping onto the court. The San Antonio Spurs meet outside of their locker room in the AT&T Center hallway for a quick huddle before trotting off to the court for business. The Chicago Bulls once juiced up their pregame routine by including mascot Benny The Bull in their team huddle. And in Milwaukee, they throw punches. “Honestly, it’s just kind of evolved with Giannis getting in on that and guys getting in on that,” Matthews said. “It just kind of gets you loose before you get ready to go to battle.”
Prior to a game at the Oklahoma City Thunder, Matthews hit Lopez with a Stone Cold Stunner. In Chicago, Matthews took Lopez down with a folding chair. The entire team stomped out Kings mascot Slamson the Lion in Sacramento. And in Memphis, a bedrock of professional wrestling, Giannis cracked Lopez upside the head with a Cobra finisher. “I think everybody enjoys it. It’s just fun,” Lopez said. “Wes is the knowledgeable one about wrestling, so he keeps me on my toes. Occasionally, I have to look up some moves to know what I need to be expecting.”