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Wesley Matthews

31-Year-Old        Dallas Mavericks

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

12.7

REB

3.1

AST

2.7

STL

1.2

BLK

0.3

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Matthews put together another relatively healthy campaign, starting all 73 games he played in during his second year in Dallas. He saw his overall averages increase, as his 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals were all slightly up from a season prior. One of...

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 10/14/1986  College: Marquette   DRAFTED: 0th Rd, #0 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Wesley Matthews Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $70.06 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2015. Exercised $18.62 million player option for 2018-19 in April of 2018.

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Wesley Matthews NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 22 82 24.7 9.4 2.3 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.8 48.3 82.9 1.1 0.6 1.7 2.0 38.2 3.3 6.9 2.0 2.4
2010-11 23 POR 82 33.6 15.9 3.1 2.0 1.2 0.1 1.9 44.9 84.4 1.7 0.6 2.6 4.6 40.7 5.4 11.9 3.2 3.8
2011-12 24 POR 66 33.8 13.7 3.4 1.7 1.5 0.2 2.0 41.2 86.0 1.1 0.8 2.5 5.1 38.3 4.8 11.6 2.2 2.6
2012-13 25 POR 69 34.8 14.8 2.8 2.5 1.3 0.3 2.4 43.6 79.7 1.6 0.5 2.3 6.2 39.8 5.1 11.7 2.2 2.7
2013-14 26 POR 82 33.9 16.4 3.5 2.4 0.9 0.2 2.5 44.1 83.7 1.3 0.6 2.9 6.2 39.3 5.4 12.3 3.1 3.7
2014-15 27 POR 60 33.7 15.9 3.7 2.3 1.3 0.2 2.9 44.8 75.2 1.4 0.6 3.1 7.4 38.9 5.6 12.5 1.8 2.4
2015-16 28 DAL 78 33.9 12.5 3.1 1.9 1.0 0.2 2.4 38.8 86.3 1.0 0.3 2.7 6.7 36.0 4.2 10.9 1.6 1.9
2016-17 29 DAL 73 34.2 13.5 3.5 2.9 1.1 0.2 2.4 39.3 81.6 1.4 0.2 3.3 6.6 36.3 4.6 11.6 2.0 2.5
2017-18 30 DAL 63 33.8 12.7 3.1 2.7 1.2 0.3 2.4 40.6 82.2 1.3 0.4 2.7 6.4 38.1 4.5 11.1 1.3 1.6
2017-18 Projections 31 DAL 76 32.7 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Wesley Matthews

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Wesley Matthews NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 32.0 9.0 3.0 1.6 1.4 0.4 2.0 32.0 75.0 0.6 1.0 2.0 6.6 30.3 3.2 10.0 0.6 0.8
Last 10 Games 10 30.8 13.0 2.7 2.3 1.2 0.5 3.0 39.5 83.3 1.2 0.7 2.0 7.5 40.0 4.5 11.4 1.0 1.2
Last 20 Games 20 32.7 13.9 3.1 2.5 1.5 0.4 2.7 40.2 83.3 1.3 0.8 2.4 7.2 37.5 4.9 12.1 1.5 1.8

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Wesley Matthews
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 10 PHO 97-124 Did Not Play
Apr 8 @PHI 109-97 Did Not Play
Apr 6 @DET 113-106 Did Not Play
Apr 4 @ORL 105-100 Did Not Play
Apr 3 POR 115-109 Did Not Play
Apr 1 @CLE 98-87 Did Not Play
Mar 30 MIN 92-93 Did Not Play
Mar 28 @LAL 103-93 Did Not Play
Mar 27 @SAC 97-103 Did Not Play
Mar 24 CHA 98-102 Did Not Play
Mar 22 UTA 112-119 Did Not Play
Mar 20 @NOP 115-105 Did Not Play
Mar 17 @BKN 114-106 Did Not Play
Mar 16 @TOR 122-115 Did Not Play
Mar 13 @NYK 97-110 Did Not Play
Mar 11 HOU 82-105 Did Not Play
Mar 10 MEM 114-80 25 6 2 2 1 1 0 2 7 1 2 1 4 0 2 4
Mar 6 DEN 118-107 Did Not Play
Mar 4 NOP 109-126 Did Not Play
Mar 2 @CHI 108-100 31 5 2 4 1 0 0 2 9 0 0 1 5 1 1 2
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Feb 28 OKC 110-111 42 11 7 1 2 0 2 4 14 0 0 3 10 3 4 2
Feb 26 IND 109-103 32 13 2 1 2 1 1 5 12 0 0 3 9 1 1 3
Feb 24 @UTA 97-90 30 10 2 0 1 0 0 3 8 2 2 2 5 0 2 1
Feb 23 @LAL 124-102 29 19 2 2 1 1 3 7 12 0 0 5 8 1 1 2
Feb 13 SAC 109-114 29 13 5 2 0 0 1 4 12 2 2 3 7 1 4 0
Feb 11 @HOU 104-97 Did Not Play
Feb 10 LAL 130-123 27 13 1 4 1 0 2 4 7 2 2 3 6 0 1 2
Feb 8 @GSW 121-103 29 17 2 2 2 0 1 7 17 1 2 2 9 0 2 2
Feb 5 @LAC 104-101 34 23 2 5 1 2 2 7 16 2 2 7 12 0 2 2
Feb 3 @SAC 99-106 31 11 0 3 2 0 1 5 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
Jan 31 @PHO 102-88 36 6 4 3 5 1 1 2 17 2 2 0 9 2 2 3
Jan 29 MIA 88-95 34 19 7 3 2 0 1 7 12 2 2 3 6 1 6 3
Jan 27 @DEN 91-89 33 7 6 1 1 1 0 3 10 0 0 1 4 0 6 4
Jan 26 POR 93-107 32 12 1 2 1 0 0 5 14 2 4 0 3 0 1 2
Jan 24 HOU 97-104 38 29 4 5 2 1 2 10 18 2 2 7 14 0 4 2
Jan 22 WAS 98-75 30 14 3 1 2 0 3 5 12 0 0 4 8 0 3 3
Jan 20 @POR 117-108 38 23 5 2 1 0 2 7 15 6 8 3 9 3 2 2
Jan 16 @DEN 105-102 35 10 4 2 2 0 3 3 12 2 2 2 8 2 2 4
Jan 13 LAL 101-107 39 17 1 4 0 0 0 5 10 4 4 3 6 0 1 3
Jan 10 @CHA 111-115 37 4 4 3 1 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
Jan 9 ORL 114-99 33 16 5 3 1 0 1 5 10 4 5 2 6 1 4 4
Jan 7 NYK 96-100 34 14 1 1 2 1 0 4 10 6 8 0 1 0 1 3
Jan 5 CHI 124-127 36 24 4 3 1 0 1 7 14 5 5 5 9 0 4 1
Jan 3 GSW 122-125 38 22 5 4 0 0 2 7 11 1 2 7 10 1 4 1
Dec 31 @OKC 113-116 36 9 2 6 0 1 1 4 11 0 0 1 6 0 2 4
Dec 29 @NOP 120-128 30 18 4 2 2 0 0 7 11 0 0 4 7 1 3 3
Dec 27 @IND 94-98 32 12 4 3 2 0 1 5 9 1 1 1 4 0 4 1
Dec 26 TOR 98-93 36 5 4 3 0 1 2 2 9 1 1 0 5 1 3 2
Dec 23 @ATL 112-107 33 7 2 4 2 0 3 3 9 0 0 1 7 0 2 2
Dec 22 @MIA 113-101 34 9 0 3 1 0 1 2 6 4 4 1 3 0 0 2
Dec 20 DET 110-93 27 10 2 1 0 0 1 4 10 0 0 2 5 0 2 1
Dec 18 PHO 91-97 37 13 7 0 3 0 2 5 12 0 0 3 8 0 7 4
Dec 16 @SAS 98-96 39 6 4 5 2 0 1 3 11 0 0 0 4 0 4 2
Dec 14 @GSW 112-97 30 7 2 3 0 0 2 3 12 0 0 1 7 0 2 1
Dec 12 SAS 95-89 35 16 5 4 0 0 1 7 15 0 0 2 5 0 5 4
Dec 10 @MIN 97-92 38 14 4 4 1 0 0 6 17 0 0 2 8 0 4 0
Dec 8 @MIL 109-102 38 29 4 1 0 0 2 11 15 2 2 5 7 0 4 2
Dec 6 @BOS 97-90 30 7 1 1 1 0 2 3 7 0 0 1 4 0 1 3
Dec 4 DEN 122-105 33 15 1 2 0 1 0 5 10 2 3 3 8 0 1 3
Dec 2 LAC 108-82 24 10 2 3 0 1 0 4 10 0 0 2 5 1 1 2
Nov 29 BKN 104-109 36 8 3 2 0 0 1 3 8 0 0 2 5 0 3 2
Nov 27 @SAS 115-108 33 19 2 2 0 0 2 7 12 0 0 5 6 0 2 3
Nov 25 OKC 97-81 35 12 2 1 3 0 2 4 10 0 0 4 8 0 2 1
Nov 22 @MEM 94-95 36 2 1 4 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 4 0 1 1
Nov 20 BOS 102-110 43 18 6 3 4 0 2 6 14 2 3 4 11 0 6 4
Nov 18 MIL 111-79 34 22 2 8 2 0 0 8 14 0 0 6 8 0 2 1
Nov 17 MIN 87-111 34 8 2 2 0 1 1 3 11 0 0 2 7 0 2 2
Nov 14 SAS 91-97 38 12 4 1 1 0 0 4 11 3 5 1 5 0 4 6
Nov 12 @OKC 112-99 33 1 4 4 1 0 2 0 9 1 2 0 5 1 3 2
Nov 11 CLE 104-111 41 12 2 6 2 0 0 3 13 4 4 2 9 1 1 5
Nov 7 @WAS 99-113 37 14 8 6 2 0 1 5 10 0 0 4 7 0 8 1
Nov 4 @MIN 112-99 26 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 10 0 0 1 3 0 1 1
Nov 3 NOP 94-99 38 7 2 1 0 0 0 3 12 0 0 1 6 1 1 3
Nov 1 @LAC 119-98 27 11 1 4 0 0 0 4 7 1 1 2 4 0 1 2
Oct 30 @UTA 104-89 34 8 3 2 0 0 5 3 8 0 0 2 2 1 2 1
Oct 28 PHI 110-112 33 19 6 2 3 0 3 5 9 6 7 3 5 0 6 3
Oct 26 @MEM 96-91 35 18 1 1 1 0 1 6 12 2 2 4 8 0 1 2
Oct 25 MEM 103-94 41 16 4 2 1 0 2 5 9 3 4 3 4 1 3 2
Oct 23 GSW 103-133 34 19 2 2 3 0 0 7 13 2 2 3 7 0 2 1
Oct 21 @HOU 107-91 31 11 4 2 1 0 2 3 11 3 4 2 6 1 3 1
Oct 20 SAC 88-93 34 0 1 2 2 1 4 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 1 1
Oct 18 ATL 111-117 37 15 8 5 1 0 5 5 12 0 0 5 9 2 6 4
Wesley Matthews Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Wesley Matthews – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#5 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #6 Shooting Guard

1.  Dorian Finney-Smith

2.  Doug McDermott

3.  Jalen Jones

4.  Harrison Barnes

5.  Wesley Matthews

Dallas Mavericks

True Shooting Percentage

54.1%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Wesley Matthews has a true shooting percentage of 54.1%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Wesley Matthews NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 22 82 36.0 13.7 3.4 2.2 1.1 0.3 1.1 48.3 82.9 1.7 0.9 2.5 2.9 38.2 4.9 10.1 2.8 3.4
2010-11 23 POR 82 36.0 17.0 3.4 2.1 1.3 0.1 2.0 44.9 84.4 1.8 0.6 2.7 4.9 40.7 5.7 12.8 3.5 4.1
2011-12 24 POR 66 36.0 14.6 3.6 1.8 1.6 0.2 2.1 41.2 86.0 1.2 0.9 2.7 5.4 38.3 5.1 12.3 2.4 2.8
2012-13 25 POR 69 36.0 15.3 2.9 2.6 1.3 0.3 2.5 43.6 79.7 1.6 0.5 2.3 6.4 39.8 5.3 12.1 2.2 2.8
2013-14 26 POR 82 36.0 17.4 3.7 2.6 1.0 0.2 2.6 44.1 83.7 1.4 0.7 3.1 6.6 39.3 5.8 13.1 3.3 3.9
2014-15 27 POR 60 36.0 17.0 3.9 2.5 1.4 0.2 3.1 44.8 75.2 1.4 0.7 3.3 7.9 38.9 6.0 13.4 1.9 2.6
2015-16 28 DAL 78 36.0 13.3 3.2 2.1 1.1 0.2 2.6 38.8 86.3 1.1 0.4 2.9 7.1 36.0 4.5 11.6 1.7 2.0
2016-17 29 DAL 73 36.0 14.2 3.7 3.0 1.1 0.2 2.5 39.3 81.6 1.5 0.3 3.5 6.9 36.3 4.8 12.2 2.1 2.6
2017-18 30 DAL 63 36.0 13.5 3.3 2.9 1.3 0.3 2.6 40.6 82.2 1.4 0.5 2.9 6.8 38.1 4.8 11.8 1.4 1.7
2017-18 Projections 31 DAL 76 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Wesley Matthews

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Wesley Matthews NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 22 82 2023 769 191 124 64 15 63 48.3 82.9 93 50 141 165 38.2 273 565 160 193
2010-11 23 POR 82 2758 1300 258 164 102 9 154 44.9 84.4 138 48 210 378 40.7 440 979 266 315
2011-12 24 POR 66 2228 904 224 113 96 15 129 41.2 86.0 73 56 168 337 38.3 314 763 147 171
2012-13 25 POR 69 2403 1022 191 174 90 18 169 43.6 79.7 109 35 156 425 39.8 352 808 149 187
2013-14 26 POR 82 2780 1343 289 197 76 14 201 44.1 83.7 110 51 238 511 39.3 445 1009 252 301
2014-15 27 POR 60 2024 956 222 139 77 10 173 44.8 75.2 81 38 184 445 38.9 337 752 109 145
2015-16 28 DAL 78 2644 977 238 151 78 17 189 38.8 86.3 78 27 211 525 36.0 331 854 126 146
2016-17 29 DAL 73 2495 986 259 210 77 15 174 39.3 81.6 102 18 241 479 36.3 333 847 146 179
2017-18 30 DAL 63 2131 802 198 172 76 16 153 40.6 82.2 83 28 170 402 38.1 283 697 83 101
2017-18 Projections 31 DAL 76 2485 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Wesley Matthews

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Wesley Matthews NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 22 82 24.7 59.2 53.9 14.3 10.7 1.3 9.1
2010-11 23 POR 82 33.6 58.2 52.8 11.6 9.7 1.2 13.5
2011-12 24 POR 66 33.8 53.9 49.6 11.0 7.1 1.5 12.2
2012-13 25 POR 69 34.8 57.4 54.0 14.8 9.3 1.6 12.9
2013-14 26 POR 82 33.9 58.8 54.1 13.6 7.6 1.8 14.6
2014-15 27 POR 60 33.7 58.6 56.3 13.4 7.8 1.7 14.5
2015-16 28 DAL 78 33.9 53.2 49.8 13.2 6.8 1.9 10.8
2016-17 29 DAL 73 34.2 53.3 49.6 17.0 8.2 2.1 12.3
2017-18 30 DAL 63 33.8 54.1 51.6 17.3 8.3 2.1 11.9
2017-18 Projections 31 DAL 76 32.7 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Wesley Matthews

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Wesley Matthews: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Matthews (leg) has been cleared to resume regular basketball activities without any restrictions, Dwain Price of Mavs.com reports.

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Matthews has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right leg and will likely miss the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Matthews (leg) won't join the Mavericks for their four-game road trip that begins Tuesday in New York, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.

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Matthews has been scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Rockets due to a right leg injury, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

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Matthews (hip) will get the start Saturday against Memphis, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.

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Matthews (hip) is questionable for Saturday's contest against the Grizzlies, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.

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Coach Rick Carlisle confirmed that Matthews (hip) will return to action Saturday against the Grizzlies, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Matthews (hip) is likely to play in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.

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Matthews (hip) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

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Matthews (hip) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Mavericks radio announcer Chuck Cooperstein reports.

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Matthews (hip) is out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Matthews (hip) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Matthews tore his Achilles in March of 2015 but vowed to be ready for the start of the 2015-16 season. The veteran made good on his promise, recovering in less than eight months to start and play 26 minutes in an opening night win over the Suns. While Matthews was never quite himself last season, he still finished with respectable per-game averages of 12.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steals. His field-goal percentage took a significant dive (career-low 38.8%), yet he remained a strong outside shooter, converting 36 percent of his 6.7 three-point attempts per game. With a full offseason to prepare, a bounce back seems likely as Matthews enters his age-30 season. The Mavericks added Harrison Barnes on the wing, but the departure of Chandler Parsons should make that a relatively seamless swap in terms of its potential impact on Matthews' role. Expect Matthews to hold a firm grasp on the starting shooting guard spot, while likely moving closer to his career shooting efficiency numbers (43.5% from the field, 38.7% from the three-point line). If Matthews is able to stay healthy, he's worth a look in the middle rounds in most leagues.

2015-16

Matthews was leading the NBA in three-pointers made before suffering a torn Achilles tendon. As a result, the six-year veteran played a career-low 60 games. Before the injury, Matthews averaged 34 minutes per game and finished the season averaging 15.9 points, 2.3 assists, and 3.7 rebounds. He shot 45 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range. Despite the injury, Dallas signed Matthews to a max-deal in the offseason, citing his ability to defend and stretch the floor on offense as being well worth the risk. Unfortunately, Achilles injuries are very difficult to bounce back from, though Matthews appears determined to be ready for Opening Night. Despite the optimism, the Mavericks plan on handling his rehab conservatively, understanding Matthews is a major piece of their team moving forward. Don't be surprised if he misses the start of the season and needs a significant amount of time to return to form. His style of play isn't predicated on athleticism, so he's better suited to bounce back than others, though a considerable dip in productivity should be expected.

2014-15

In each of his five NBA seasons, Wesley Matthews has increased his three-point total on, settling at 201 successful attempts in 2013-14. The mark was the second-most by a Blazer in franchise history, and only a degree behind Damian Lillard's 218 on the season. In the meantime, Matthews recorded 16.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 three-pointers per game, joining his fellow starters with his own personal career highs. He's a true difference maker on the defensive end, though, generally taking on an opponent's top wing on a nightly basis. During Portland's six-game first-round victory over the Rockets, for example, Matthews teamed with Nicolas Batum to harass James Harden into 38-percent shooting from the field, a colossal eight-point drop from Harden' season-long clip. Although Matthews will likely never put up intriguing lines, outside of his proficiency from deep, his durability - namely, only missing games in one of his five seasons - is all but a given. Additionally, no matter the composition of the guard rotation, since Matthews signed with the Blazers in the summer of 2010, he's been handed at least 33 minutes per game.

2013-14

After suiting up for every game in his first three seasons in the league, Matthews missed 13 games due to hip and ankle injuries and would later require surgery on his non-shooting elbow in the offseason. In spite of the various ailments, Matthews still averaged a career-high 35 minutes per game, largely due to a dearth of talent on the Blazers' bench. Aside from a small uptick in scoring (14.8 points) and three-point production (2.4 threes per game) and a downgrade in rebounding (2.8), Matthews more or less held constant across the board. Never a player to pile up notable counting stats outside of the scoring column, Matthews figures to see his numbers take a hit after the Blazers made beefing up their reserve unit a priority in the offseason. In addition to signing Mo Williams and Dorell Wright and trading for Robin Lopez, Portland added C.J. McCollum with the 10th overall pick in this summer's draft. With Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum locked into full-time roles at point guard and small forward, Matthews' playing time seems to be the most threatened by McCollum, a talented scoring guard who will be tabbed as the Blazers' sixth man to start the season and could ultimately usurp Matthews of his starting job.

2012-13

With the retirement of Brandon Roy, Matthews filled the shooting guard slot for the Trail Blazers and excelled at just about everything, except the “shooting” part. While Matthews held steady across pretty much every category, a 41.2 field goal percentage cut his scoring average down two full points per game. Matthews was plagued by an over-reliance on the jump shot, as he attempted nearly half a shot more from beyond the arc per game and shot at a lower percentage than the year before. He also got to the line a lot less, dropping from 3.8 free throws per game to 2.6. If Matthews can curb his outside shooting and get to the rack more frequently, he could emerge as Portland’s most viable perimeter threat. The team will likely lean on Matthews early on with rookie Damian Lillard slated to handle point guard duties, which should only help his numbers. Ideally, fantasy owners would like to see Matthews add more assists to his repertoire, but he makes up for that with his dependable steals totals (1.5 per game in 2011-12) and low turnover rate (1.1 per game). Though he perhaps relied on the three-ball too much, he still nailed two threes per game, tying for 12th in the NBA. Matthews has the potential to work out the kinks in his game and become an upper-level shooting guard this season.

2011-12

Matthews has been rehabbing his “messed up” ankle all offseason, but it’s believed he should be ready when training camp starts. With Brandon Roy’s career teetering on the edge of a cliff, Matthews has come to be considered the shooting guard of both the present and the future for the Trail Blazers. Through 69 games as a starter last season, Matthews averaged 16.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.1 three-pointers, 1.4 steals, and 1.7 turnovers in 36 minutes. His minutes and scoring tapered off a little after the Blazers acquired Gerald Wallace at the trade deadline, but that loss in minutes may have also been related to the ankle injury he was fighting through for the last two months of the season. Matthews may still be undervalued in some drafts due to his season averages being slightly lowered from the 13 games he has used in limited action at the beginning of the season, but don’t let him slip in drafts. His ability to contribute better-than-average stats in three-pointers and steals make him an ideal shooting guard to own in fantasy.

2010-11

Matthews' 2009-10 campaign has to be considered a success -- from a financial perspective, if nothing else. He started the year as an undrafted free agent, signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Jazz, started 48 games, and then signed a five-year offer sheet, worth about $33 million, with the Trail Blazers this offseason. As with his real-life skillset, he offers no one standout tool in fantasy, either. Nor is he likely to play more than 30 minutes per game, making him waiver-wire fodder in most formats.