The Pacers battled a devastating injury and fought til the end
October 17, 2019, 10:43 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews was not the reason for the Bucks win on Thursday, as he scored just five points on eight shots as the Bucks routed the Wolves 118-96.
There wasn't much to take away from this contest as the Bucks rolled out a lot of their main rotation for most of this game. Matthews will be asked to fill the role of a 3-point specialist with some defensive acumen for the Bucks and that's what we'll be looking for in fantasy circles as well.
October 11, 2019, 7:24 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez and Wesley Matthews will sit out Friday's preseason game.
No injuries are reported, so it's just a day of rest for the pair of vets. Expect Brook to be replaced by brother Robin while guys like Pat Connaughton, Sterling Brown and Kyle Korver will likely take on extra work with Matthews out.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 7:36 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks will start Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez on Wednesday.
Giannis, Bledsoe and Middleton all sat out of Monday's preseason opener but that was just a case of rest. If you're looking to see how the Bucks' rotation could shake out, tonight could be the game to watch.
Source: Bucks on Twitter
October 7, 2019, 10:19 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting while adding a 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and a steal against the Bulls on Monday.
Matthews will fill in the 3-and-D role that every team needs and the Bucks should be able to give him some burn after losing some pieces this offseason. He won't be efficient but the volume alone should make him a streamable player.
July 15, 2019, 1:27 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Michael Scotto of The Athletic is reporting that Wesley Matthews' deal with the Bucks is for two years and $5.3 million, with a player option on the second season.
Matthews was initially reported to be heading to Milwaukee on a one-year deal for the minimum, and that may still essentially be the case given the likelihood that Matthews opts out if he has a strong season. Either way, it's a nice piece of business for the Bucks, who get a 3-and-D wing player at a very affordable price. Matthews is shaping up as a low-end source of threes and steals, as he typically does.
Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter
July 1, 2019, 4:15 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews has agreed to a one-year, minimum deal with the Bucks.
Matthews, who played his college ball at Marquette, will latch onto a contender. He could very well start at shooting guard for the Bucks and is a nice fit as an affordable, experienced 3-and-D option. He'll offer low-end fantasy appeal as a source of threes and steals, as usual.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 17, 2019, 9:35 pmWesley MatthewsG/F, Indiana Pacers
Wesley Matthews had a rough outing in Game 2 against the Celtics, finishing with just six points (2-of-8 from the field), five assists, three rebounds and two turnovers in 28 minutes.
Matthews committed a costly turnover on the in-bounds play in the final 12 seconds of regulation, all but ending Indiana's chances of tying the game. This sort of line has been pretty par for the course in his brief tenure as a Pacer. They will need him to play more efficiently if they are to get back into this series.
April 14, 2019, 4:45 pmWesley MatthewsG/F, Indiana Pacers
Wesley Matthews (sore right toe) scored just eight points on 3-for-8 shooting in in Sunday's 84-74 loss against the Celtics.
No, that score is not a typo despite it being 2019. Matthews got his points early on and faded as the game progressed. The Pacers need a better effort from everyone if they don't want to get run off the floor for the rest of the series.
April 10, 2019, 11:32 pmWesley MatthewsG/F, Indiana Pacers
Wesley Matthews (sore right toe) did not play in Wednesday's close win over the Atlanta Hawks, ending a rough regular season for the veteran wing.
Matthews joined the Pacers after being waived by New York and assumed Victor Oladipo’s playing time of 31 mpg. As a Pacer, Matthews averaged 10.9 points and 2.1 3-pointers per game at an inefficient .384 rate from the field. He was top-190 value in Indy, which was almost identical to his full-season value. With no real fantasy value outside of his 3-point shot Matthews doesn’t figure be rostered too frequently next year.
April 9, 2019, 1:47 pmWesley MatthewsG/F, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers are listing Wesley Matthews (sore right toe) as out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks.
Cory Joseph, Aaron Holiday and Tyreke Evans, assuming he can return, are all looking at a few extra minutes. Each is worth a look as a streaming option in what is a good matchup against the fastest-paced team in the league.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 7, 2019, 8:17 pmWesley MatthewsG/F, Indiana Pacers
Wesley Matthews played his second game back from injury (right hamstring strain) on Sunday but struggled again, scoring three points with a steal in 25 minutes.
It's not great but it is definitely a step up from Matthews' first game back on Friday, when he delivered 10 points with two 3-pointers in 22 minutes. With his playing time capped heading into the postseason and Indiana locked into the five spot, there's no need to hang on for Matthews' low-end 3-and-D numbers. There should be higher-upside options available on the wire.
April 4, 2019, 8:56 pmWesley MatthewsG/F, Indiana Pacers
Wesley Matthews will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Celtics with a strained right hamstring.
Matthews seems like he may suit up and do his normal duty of some points and 3-pointers on the cheap. Without him, we'll keep seeing the Bojan Bogdanovic show.
Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter
April 4, 2019, 6:05 pmWesley MatthewsG/F, Indiana Pacers
Wesley Matthews (right hamstring strain) has been listed as questionable ahead of Friday's tilt against the Celtics.
Wesley Matthews and fellow guard Darren Collison returned to practice on Thursday. Out of the two, Matthews has the best chance of helping his team beat the Celtics on Friday night. If Matthews can't go, look for Tyreke Evans and Aaron Holiday to pick up more minutes while Bojan Bogdanovic will be asked to pick up an even greater scoring load.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 4, 2019, 2:28 pmWesley MatthewsG/F, Indiana Pacers
Wesley Matthews (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday.
Matthews was joined by backcourt mate Darren Collison, who also returned to practice on Thursday. With a big matchup looming against the Celtics with home-court advantage on the line look for Matthews to try to play through the groin injury. His return would be a dent in the values of Cory Joseph, Tyreke Evans and Aaron Holiday.
Source: Charlie Clifford on Twitter