Found February 01, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews. In the second half of January, Matthews is shooting just under 30% from the field and around 33% from beyond the arc. OregonLive.com says that Matthews is calling this the biggest slump of his career, going all the way back to his days of playing ball as a kid.   “What I’m struggling with is I feel like I’m not helping the team,” Matthews said. “It’s not like I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing to be successful. I’m doing everything the same. It’s just not working.“The worst part is I feel great. My body feels good. I feel excited. I’m genuinely happy to be here. I understand the blessing I have to play this game. I’m excited every time I go to the arena. I feel good at the tip. My shot feels good and then it’s just like, miss, miss, miss, miss. Keep shooting. Miss, miss, miss.” In his short NBA career, we’ve seen Matthews play the game with passion and even a little bit of kid-l
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Blazers F Batum out again with bone bruise

The Portland Trail Blazers said forward Nicolas Batum is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee. Batum was injured in Monday's loss to the Utah Jazz. He sat out Wednesday's game against Charlotte and Thursday's matchup vs. Sacramento. The team is listing Batum as a game-time decision for Saturday night's contest against Denver. Batum is averaging 11.4 points and...

Trail Blazers 112, Bobcats 68

Jamal Crawford scored 24 points in 21 minutes, helping the Portland Trail Blazers rout Charlotte 112-68 on Wednesday night for the Bobcats' 10th straight loss. Gerald Wallace, traded to the Blazers from Charlotte last year, scored 23 points while LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 before Portland sat all of its starters in the fourth quarter. Gerald Henderson led the hapless Bobcats...

Blazers-Bobcats: For LaMarcus Aldridge, blowout win means a rare chance for a short stint in a game

After playing just 26:16, he hopes to be fresher for tonight's game at Sacramento.

Trail Blazers 112, Bobcats 68: Raymond Felton sets the tempo, Gerald Wallace gets payback (video)

Jamal Crawford also hits four three-pointers on the way to 24 points in Portland's blowout victory.

Trail Blazers shootaround: "The Rhino" questionable tonight with viral infection, Elliot Williams expected to be in rotation

"The Rhino" did not attend the Blazers' morning shootaround because of a viral infection and Elliot Williams is expected to play in place of the injured Nicolas Batum.

Batum Injures Knee, Scheduled To Undergo MRI

Nicolas Batum twisted his knee late in a loss to the Jazz on Monday.

Blazers' Batum sidelined with bruised left knee

Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a left knee bone contusion that will keep him out of Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Trail Blazers-Kings Preview

A good way for the Portland Trail Blazers to momentarily end their struggles on the road might come with a stop in Sacramento. The Trail Blazers will try to avoid a season-high fourth consecutive loss away from home Thursday night while looking for a sixth straight road victory over the lowly Kings, who have dropped five in a row. Portland (13-9) improved to 10-1 at home while...

Gerald Wallace holds a grudge against Bobcats

Ex-Charlotte Bobcat Gerald Wallace told me last winter in Portland, Ore., how betrayed he felt by his former team’s decision to trade him at mid-season. Clearly, Wallace hadn’t gotten over that as of Wednesday’s game vs. the Bobcats. After scoring...

Blazers deal Bobcats worst loss in team history

Jamal Crawford scored 24 points in 21 minutes, helping the Portland Trail Blazers rout Charlotte 112-68 on Wednesday night for the Bobcats' 10th straight loss.

Charlotte reels to 10th straight loss

The Portland Trail Blazers rout Charlotte 112-68.Click to Continue »

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Bobcats game preview

The Blazers and Bobcats square off in their lone meeting of the season, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Who’s Better: Chris Bosh Or LaMarcus Aldridge?

No position in the NBA is as loaded as the power forward spot. True centers are dead. Two guards are top heavy. Small forwards all want to be two guards. And point guards that can actually run teams are outnumbered by athletes playing the spot. But look on almost every decent NBA roster, and you’ll [...]

Portland Trail Blazers (13-9) at Sacramento Kings (6-15), 10 p.m. (ET)

The reeling Sacramento Kings will attempt to halt a five- game losing streak when they entertain a Portland Trail Blazers club trying to figure out how to get it done away from Rip City.

Charlotte Bobcats (3-19) at Portland Trail Blazers (12-9), 10 p.m. (ET)

The hapless Charlotte Bobcats will try to avoid a 10th straight loss tonight when they resume a four-game road trip against the Portland Trail Blazers in Rip City.
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.