Mark Followill: Mavs game notes currently list Wesley Matthews as doubtful for tomorrow night's game in Chicago (left hamstring strain)
During Sunday’s 10th Annual Festival De Los Mavs at Gilley’s, Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews said he has been cleared to resume regular basketball activities without any restrictions. Matthews recently had an MRI after sustaining a fracture to his right proximal fibula during the Mavs’ 114-80 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Mar. 10. Asked if he can do whatever he wants in regards to basketball, Matthews said: “Yes I can. Which is a dangerous thing. Now I’m going to go try and find a pickup game.”
Dwain Price: “It’s probably going to be the end of the season before he would be ready to play, so he’s likely done for the year. I talked to him last night. He’s in good spirits.” -- Carlisle on Wesley Matthews
Dwain Price: Carlisle on Wesley Matthews: "Our doctors said, ‘Hey, we should make 100 percent sure, take an X-ray,’ and the X-ray revealed a very small shadow and then they confirmed it yesterday on an MRI.”
Dwain Price: Rick Carlisle on Wesley Matthews: “He’s not even in a brace or a cast or anything. It’s just something where he can’t play As fractures go, it’s a pretty minor one. But it’s a fracture on your leg, so you can’t play.”
Dwain Price: Dirk on Wesley Matthews: "We feel bad for him, we think about him. But like I said, he’s a warrior. He’ll be back next season for sure.”
Shams Charania: Sources: Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews has suffered a stress fracture in his right leg and will likely miss remainder of the season. Matthews underwent further testing today and will rest and rehab the injury.
Dwain Price: Rick Carlisle said guard Wesley Matthews (right leg injury) will not be going on the upcoming 4-game road trip to the Knicks, Raptors, Nets and Pelicans. Matthews said he'll have an MRI tomorrow.
Dwain Price: Wesley Matthews, who has missed the last two ganes with a left leg injury, is expected to play tomorrow against the Grizzlies, according to Carlisle.
Earl K. Sneed: Both Wesley Matthews (right calf tightness) and Nerlens Noel (left thumb) are active after entering the day questionable. #DALatSAS.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, Wesley Matthews (left foot soreness) is available to play tonight for the @Dallas Mavericks in Minnesota. #DALatMIN
Matthews suffered a right strained calf in the first half of Monday’s 100-78 loss at Air Canada Centre to the Toronto Raptors and did not play any more. After the game, when approached by a media member to discuss the injury, a terse Matthews said: "Unless you want to talk about the game, I don’t have any answers.’’
Coach Rick Carlisle didn’t sound like Matthews’ injury was anything alarming. But he also didn’t wave any pompoms, and didn’t know if the eight-year veteran will be ready to play in Wednesday’s game in Washington, DC, against the Washington Wizards. "I believe it’s a mild strain,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said. "I didn’t want to risk it bringing him back. We’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow and then on Wednesday. I think he’ll be listed day-to-day, but we’ll see.’’
Eddie Sefko: Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) will not return. That's actually good news that it's not same Achilles he tore two years ago.
Earl K. Sneed: Wesley Matthews says he will play tonight vs. OKC after missing two games with a hip injury. #DALvsOKC
The Mavs are hopeful guard Wesley Matthews (hip) will be able to play Sunday’s against Oklahoma City. He has missed the past two games.
Mark Followill: Wesley Matthews is getting diagnostic testing done in Dallas today on his injured hip. Rick Carlisle says they don't believe it's serious
Earl K. Sneed: Rick Carlisle says Wesley Matthews is OUT tonight and Thursday night with a right hip strain. Andrew Bogut will play. #DALvsNYK
Matthews' timetable is more nebulous. Matthews tore his Achilles with the Trail Blazers last March and has been recovering ever since. Even though he told Mavs Moneyball he would be ready for the season opener, it's been unlikely that he would make that initial game, given the nature of his injury. We spoke with a doctor who treats Achilles in July who explained what exactly Matthews is going through. "Wes is going to take a little longer," Carlisle said. "He's not going to want to tell you that and we're going to have to fight to keep him off the court, but we've got to make sure we do this the right way and that he's really 100 percent healthy before getting in."
As for a timeline? Say, Christmas? "I'd say there's a possibility -- I'd say it's a definite maybe," Carlisle said, drawing a few laughs. "It could be sooner. It's hard to say. He was cleared for an increase in activity a week ago. His court activity has been ramped up some. He will participate in certain aspects of training camp but nothing live to start off."
June 25, 2022 | 8:58 pm EDT Update
“I thought they crossed the line,” Kerr added. “I’m all for booing guys, cheering for your own team. The appropriate cheer — if you want to go down that path — is ‘so-and-so sucks, so-and-so sucks.’ … when they were saying ‘F you Draymond,’ 20,000 people, I thought of Draymond’s kid too.
Brandon Rahbar: I asked Chet Holmgren (very loudly) about his fit with SGA and Josh Giddey: “I feel like I fit in well with them. They’re great players. Shai is a really good scorer, Josh is a great passer. Just go out there and be a great floor spacer.”
Murray on bringing a winning mentality to the Kings: “I’m excited. I’m excited to get down there. I feel like for me, the first thing that I feel like I bring to the Kings is just a winning culture, winning mindset. I think that’ll be special for me, to be able to get down there and help them win and see success in that. So I’m excited to go down there and play with a lot of really good players.”
“Listen we still run that franchise [Magic]. If they wanna sell it to us, DeVos family, we’re ready to go right now,” O’Neal said on The Big Podcast. “This message go out to the DeVos family, if you’re ready to sell Orlando Magic, sell it to somebody who’s gonna take it to the next level, that’s us. D[ennis] Scott and then, D Scott can pick everybody else. Smart people combined with common sense people and people that’s been there before, you can’t go wrong.”
June 25, 2022 | 7:06 pm EDT Update
“Their continuity wasn’t there,” Perkins said on a recent appearance on JJ Redick’s The Old Man & the Three podcast (h/t Lee Tran of Fadeaway World) about Westbrook and Durant. “No matter how much they tried to fake it to the public, their brotherhood, it never was a brotherhood. And that’s okay, right, because you don’t have to be somebody’s brother to go out there and win a championship. But it helps. They never just got on the same page.