Wes Matthews roasts Dirk Nowitzki despite fractured leg
The Dallas Mavericks suffered another blow when it was announced on Monday that Wesley Matthews would miss the rest of the season with a fractured leg.
He injured his right leg in the first quarter during Saturday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. He was a late scratch for Sunday’s game against the Houston Rockets and an MRI was taken on Monday that showed the full extent of the injury.
The Mavericks haven’t given a timetable for the return, but it’s expected that he will be back next season. Even with the injury though, it hasn’t stopped Matthews from roasting Dirk Nowitzki.
Dirk Nowitzki on Wesley Matthews fractured leg. "I talked to him yesterday and he said he still moves better than me."
— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) March 13, 2018
As Nowitzki has gotten up there in age he has lost a step or two, and evidently, Matthews thinks he can still move around faster than him, even on a broken leg.
Matthews is getting up there in age too and will turn 32 on October 14. Coming into the league he was one of the fastest guys around and even though he has lost a little bit of a step, he is still super quick.
Matthews is a huge locker room guy for the Mavericks, and a huge role model for the most important player on the team, Dennis Smith Jr.
Matthews still has it on the court to averaging 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in 63 games. He shot 40.6 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from the field, both which are down a little better from his career averages.
Matthews has a player option for next year with the Mavericks which is worth $18.6 million.