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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:30 pm    Post subject:

https://youtu.be/mfKPTQJVbik

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:34 pm    Post subject:

DrDent wrote:
Some links for intel regarding Wes Matthews. The intent here is to inform. Like many of you I had limited viewing of Wes. Folks like to toss things out like "injured", "achilles", etc. Obviously could be concerning, but that injury was in 2015, and focusing just on this past season, this is what we see:

1. Discussing Wes positive impact on Bucks D, including solid play vs Kawhai:

https://behindthebuckpass.com/2019/12/16/milwaukee-bucks-wesley-matthews-turning-back-clock-defense/

2. Review from a Grizzlies site re their take on Wes. Conclusion: Solid 3 and D guy:

https://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2020/10/12/21512157/grizzlies-free-agency-profiles-wesley-matthews-memphis-nba

3. Video, Wes taking on the best player in the league, our LBJ. He's not afraid and stays after it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfKPTQJVbik

4. From a Heat fan on Fan Sided re Matthews. Really believes he'd be a great fit with the Heat, points out his D and floor spacing:

https://allucanheat.com/2020/11/04/miami-heat-wesley-matthews-hand-glove/

I will look for more and post, but in sum: Solid defender, has shown he can guard the bigger wings and be a pest. Solid 3 and D guy.

I'd say so far, so good.


Solid review, now we can be confiDent
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:23 pm    Post subject:

Wes defense vs Clippers

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nFEp8IbKNQ0

Wes defense vs Lakers

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mfKPTQJVbik
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:12 pm    Post subject:

Fun fact:

Wes Matthew’s dad played for the Lakers and won under Pat Riley. He also was the first person to coin the term “Threepeat” before Riley had it trademarked.

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It was actually a former Lakers guard who might have originally coined the phrase.

"I just thought of it as a catchy slogan," Wes Matthews Sr., who served as a reserve point guard for the Lakers in 1986-87 and 1987-88, told the reporter. "I give Pat a ton of credit for having the vision to do what he did."



https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2071584-miami-heat-president-pat-riley-files-for-3-peat-trademark
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:13 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
Awesome. One more.


Underrated steal! Key piece for a championship team. Solid 3& D value for money
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:27 pm    Post subject:

Pops must be proud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPe0IsyJe4M
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:02 pm    Post subject:

Welcome Wes, lemme ask ya, does your father pull out the Championship Ring he won with the Lakers in 1987-88 at family get togethers?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:02 pm    Post subject:

He can defend some of the stronger guys Green wasn’t as good with and close games. Trezz and Schroder will get all the pub but this signing is so key. Take some load of LeBron in the regular season and playoffs.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:45 am    Post subject:

Welcome to the Lake Show!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:55 am    Post subject:

I like it..
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:58 am    Post subject:

DancingBarry wrote:
He can defend some of the stronger guys Green wasn’t as good with and close games. Trezz and Schroder will get all the pub but this signing is so key. Take some load of LeBron in the regular season and playoffs.

You don’t think his size is a bit small to defend SF?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:07 am    Post subject:

lakersfan8 wrote:
DancingBarry wrote:
He can defend some of the stronger guys Green wasn’t as good with and close games. Trezz and Schroder will get all the pub but this signing is so key. Take some load of LeBron in the regular season and playoffs.

You don’t think his size is a bit small to defend SF?


He defended Jimmy Buckets about as well as I've seen him defended. He can guard anything from 1 to 3. Though 2 to 3 is preferable.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:10 am    Post subject:

SocalDevin wrote:
lakersfan8 wrote:
DancingBarry wrote:
He can defend some of the stronger guys Green wasn’t as good with and close games. Trezz and Schroder will get all the pub but this signing is so key. Take some load of LeBron in the regular season and playoffs.

You don’t think his size is a bit small to defend SF?


He defended Jimmy Buckets about as well as I've seen him defended. He can guard anything from 1 to 3. Though 2 to 3 is preferable.


Also guarded Kawhi well, too.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:15 am    Post subject:

At first I thought this was a meh signing, but it's growing on me after reading some of the things you guys have posted about how good he is defensively and with hitting open 3s.

I just wonder if he can play the backup 3. I also really hope we re-sign KCP (or trade for Bogi) so that Wes doesn't have to start.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:20 am    Post subject:

Wesley I remember most for his D on Kobe.
Used to always think, man that dude is giving Kobe some rough D.
And Kobe used to frustrate me always leaving him open from 3 on rotations!
Wes also has a decent midrange jumper something teams don’t use so he doesn’t use it much, but we do give guys the green light to shoot open midrange Js.

So I have good memories of this dude. I think this has been a very important signing.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:31 am    Post subject:

Nash Vegas wrote:
https://youtu.be/mfKPTQJVbik

Sexy defense


Matthews highlight vid comes with a Danny Green brick free of charge.

3 and D against the Clippers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFEp8IbKNQ0
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:40 am    Post subject:

I’ve always thought of Wesley Matthews as budget Danny Green.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:48 am    Post subject:

Welcome to the Lakers, Wes! Now fulfill the prophecy and win a ring just like your dad.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:23 am    Post subject:

I like this signing better than trezz
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:02 am    Post subject:

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Fun fact:

Wes Matthew’s dad played for the Lakers and won under Pat Riley. He also was the first person to coin the term “Threepeat” before Riley had it trademarked.

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It was actually a former Lakers guard who might have originally coined the phrase.

"I just thought of it as a catchy slogan," Wes Matthews Sr., who served as a reserve point guard for the Lakers in 1986-87 and 1987-88, told the reporter. "I give Pat a ton of credit for having the vision to do what he did."



https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2071584-miami-heat-president-pat-riley-files-for-3-peat-trademark


Had no idea, he gonna wear his dad jersey? Be dope
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:36 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
Jordan-esque wrote:
Fun fact:

Wes Matthew’s dad played for the Lakers and won under Pat Riley. He also was the first person to coin the term “Threepeat” before Riley had it trademarked.

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It was actually a former Lakers guard who might have originally coined the phrase.

"I just thought of it as a catchy slogan," Wes Matthews Sr., who served as a reserve point guard for the Lakers in 1986-87 and 1987-88, told the reporter. "I give Pat a ton of credit for having the vision to do what he did."



https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2071584-miami-heat-president-pat-riley-files-for-3-peat-trademark


Had no idea, he gonna wear his dad jersey? Be dope


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:03 am    Post subject:

Love the signing. These are exactly the types of moves you need to fill out a championship club with when financial flexibility is limited.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:43 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
I’ve always thought of Wesley Matthews as budget Danny Green.


That's probably a pretty apt analogy. Their numbers were pretty much identical last year.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:46 am    Post subject:

Karmaloop wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
I’ve always thought of Wesley Matthews as budget Danny Green.


That's probably a pretty apt analogy. Their numbers were pretty much identical last year.


Yup except for the salary numbers.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:45 am    Post subject:

Seems like this signing is not being talked about, but this one is a big pickup IMO.

Def against Kawhi

https://youtu.be/nFEp8IbKNQ0

Def against Butler

https://youtu.be/cFq8XALKT28
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