Any “good news” on the Wesley Matthews injury front is worth writing about.
Now this isn’t ‘major’ or ‘breaking news’ but just a simple Instagram post by Matthews riding on a plane. In a post that makes all Mavs fans anxious for his return, Matthews captioned the photo with “When you get good news at the dr. Headed back to Dallas #staytuned”
With Matthews tearing his Achilles tendon back in March of this year, timetables from everyone has been thrown around. Some reports were saying the Mavericks would ease him into the season shooting for Christmas or beyond, but Matthews has always been on another page; opening night.
When I first heard of Matthews being adamant about being ready for opening night I thought it was just a “hard worker” comment from a player who is really excited to get back on the court. A comment from a player who had deservedly earned his nickname “IronMan” in Portland for his hard work. But now after different reports and hearing Matthews say himself he will be ready, opening night is not completely off the table.
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If Matthews could be ready opening night for the Mavericks it would be huge as we see this new starting lineup start to gain chemistry with each other. With Matthews coming in at #4 in our Top 10 Shooting Guards of the Western Conference, his impact would allow Dirk to not have to carry a huge load at the beginning of the season.
With the recent news of Chandler Parsons shooting for opening night (read here), having him and Matthews in the lineup against Phoenix on opening night would be something Mavs fans never thought they would have seen a couple of months ago.
Even though this is a simple Instagram post without much details, any “good news” with Matthews’ recovery is worth getting out to Mavs fans. Bring on Phoenix!
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