Wesley Matthews signed a four-year, $70 million max contract with the Dallas Mavericks this summer after performing well as a Portland Trail Blazer for several years. But so far in 2015-16, Matthews is in a big-time shooting slump. On Friday night, he was 1-for-8 from downtown in a loss to the Rockets, and he’s shooting 30.8 percent from three-point range on the year—he shoots 39 percent from deep for his career. So, in his own words, he “sucks.” From ESPN.com:
“I’m just tired of hurting the team, tired of missing shots,” Matthews said. “I put everything I have into this game. I have since I started playing. I put everything I had into getting back and being ready. I’m just trying to keep the doubt out. I never second-guess myself. I’ve never been the one to be hesitant or lack confidence.
“I suck right now,” said Matthews, who is averaging 11.1 points per game, 4.3 fewer than his average during his five seasons in Portland. “Point blank, period, I suck right now on the offensive end as far as shooting the ball, as far as what I can do, as far as making shots and what everybody knows I can do. I’ve got to find it on this road trip and sustain it.”