Dallas Mavericks: 5 Complete Overreactions From Game 1
Wesley Matthews Still Hasn’t Found His Stroke
Wesley Matthews shot a mere 36% from downtown last season and 38% overall field goal percentage. For someone with a reputation as a sharp shooter and 3 and D specialist, that simply isn’t acceptable. However, the Iron Man had a viable excuse in that he was recovering from injury and was limited physically.
Now, Matthews is fully healthy and expectations are high. So far, he has been disappointing.
Wes had 13 points on 18.8% shooting and 2/10 from deep on 40 minutes against the Pacers. All of those numbers are significantly lower than they need to be, besides the minutes obviously. The main problem, however, is that most of his shots were open looks. He missed numerous wide open threes and it really effected the Mavs offense’s fluidity. He looks more athletic than last year and more comfortable, yet his shooting stroke was flat and rigid as ever. It is obviously way too early to make any assumptions, but the Iron Man desperately needs to avoid nights like these.
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