A great story. Wesley Matthews' effort and accomplishments, like he says, are a
testament to the fact that hard work and determination can pay off. What a great
example to the young kids of the Salt Lake area. Go Wesley! Have the time of
I really like this kid,lots of people saying he`s too short but his hard work
covers that,last night along with 18 points he had 3 boards and 3 assists,all
proving he`s willing to do whatever it takes to help us win,we really lucked out
getting him,a small Paul Millsap.And don`t forget korver last night 5 boards and
6 assists,another hard worker
I always liked Wes, hope they sign him for many years. its really fun to watch
the new guys get better and possibly become allstars. i even watched stockton
blossom from a backup to green. New York lost again last night so watching two
teams hoping for NY to loose to get that high draft pick possible super star
Just more proof that Sloan never plays rookies, and delights in crushing their
How can anyone who follows the NBA, and especially the Jazz, not love everything
about Mathews. He's hard-working, classy, humble---everything that is right
about professional sports.Good luck to you Mathews, in your future
here on the Jazz!
will not go far with matthews as a starter. most games he is too short to def to
short to go in the paint gets blocked 3 out of 4 times. not good odds. they need
to start calling some plays for millsap before calling plays for matthews.
I love successful underdog stories. The challenge is not to let their egos get
out of control and mess up their integrity. Matthews, Millsap and Gaines all
appear to be grounded and eager to pursue successful NBA careers. Good luck to
all of them! I LOVE our Jazzboys (even Boozer)!!!!
Well the Jazz have the luxury of having 2 great power forwards on the offensive
end; so the more touches Millsap gets, the more games the Jazz will probably
win. However if they don't establish Matthews as a viable option before the
playoffs, then the Jazz will struggle against the Lakers & Nuggets. Turnovers &
missed free throws will slow the Jazz in the playoffs, not whether they can win
with a rookie shooting guard.
Mathews is a great pick up, he is proof that hustle, guts, thoughness &
determination are as much a talent as shooting or dribbling. Players that have
those qualities are invaluable. As much as I like CJ's talent & potential,
he will never push Mathews out of the starting lineup or get consistantly more
minutes until he learns to play with that kind of intensity & toughness.I
love how Mathews drives hard to the hole. He definately made Brewer
expendable.Even though he plays with maturity beyond his yrs, he is only a
rookie and will continue to get better.I'm glad we have him.That
fall he had against Sac. would have had lots of other players missing several
games, he is tough and just what we need.
I was lucky enough to see Wes play @ the O2 in London against the Bulls in
preseason. I knew nothing about him but he had a good all round game and I hoped
he could make the grade. Boy did he do that, Sloan rarely gives ANY rookie much
playing time, normally it's time on the pine. So for Wes to be playing as much
as he is & doing as well as he is, is quite simply outstanding. We now have a
shooting guard that CAN shoot (no disrespect to Brewer but it's true) long long
long may it continue......
Can't get on that bandwagon for Matthews. If Sloan designed plays for Miles or
Korver like he has done for Matthews they would be the stars! Let's get some
more 3 point plays going. Matthews is getting a big head...he thinks he's the
second coming! Matthews has not been all that great since Brewer left....until
last night that is...However his defense the night before was ugly. Let's save
all the praise till we see more! He is still unproven! Sloan likes the way he
throws his body around, but the kid has no finesse. Kind of reminds me of that
bull in the china shop. It's hard to watch him play.
"Just more proof that Sloan never plays rookies, and delights in crushing their
spirits. Right??? "uhh Sloan was forced to play Matthews in the
beginning and now because of the trade. Most fans knew Matthews should get more
playing time but Sloan was too stupid to get it. If it wasn't for injuries the
rookies would never get a chance from Sloan.
It's all about who is coaching. There are 29 other coaches who may not even
play Matthews at all. It was injuries that even gave him a chance to be on a
team. Had everyone been healthy Matthews wouldn't even be playing right now.That being said, he has made the most of the oppurtunity. Good job
Wesley. I like him starting over CJ. CJ gets more scoring opportunities coming
off the bench. With CJ on the bench, it allows Jerry to start AK knowing that
he was instant offense off the bench. Things are looking good for the Jazz as
long as Dwill, Boozer and Memo show up to play.
Matthews is a good player. Doing exceptionally well for an unsigned rookie.
Expect the Jazz to trade him shortly for an old guy who's near the end of his
NBA career to save a few bucks.
third off bench after wes and korver
A good all around player,does it all for the Jazz,Korver is also a team
player,cj, miles` boyfriend is a lazy worthless ballhog,no rebounds,just a waste
Oh TED. Wes is the lowest paid player on the team. So why would they trade for
an older to save money?wes is a bargain in the production for dollar
I like Matthews coming off the bench as a defensive hustle guy. If he is your
starting two guard, you are very week at that position. Jazz may be saying that
next year about the 4 spot with Milsap when Booz walks. The Jazz
need to upgrade the 2 guard spot. Here is to NY stinking it up the rest of the
season, if the Jazz can get to the #2 spot in the lottery, Evan Turner would
give the Jazz everything they lack in a two guard for the next decade. Other than that, I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes
to a legit two guard. Miles? um.....no!!
the Jazz have always been a point guard and power forward oriented team..SG
needs to be complimentary...and Mathews is perfect for it. NY pick should be on
our next PF...package the pick if you have to but lets go get Cousins....Also,
Blount is being released today...Note to KOC there's our defensive presence, go