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Video: Wesley Matthews on family and contracts

Posted on: December 10, 2010 5:05 pm
Edited on: December 10, 2010 5:10 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Portland's Wesley Matthews recently sat down with Ken Berger to discuss everything from his new contract to his father's temper. Matthews might be following in his father's footsteps by playing in the NBA, but he's writing his own legacy.

One interesting thing Matthews said was when talking about his big contract with the Blazers when Berger asked if he was worth it. Matthews said, "I don't even know if I can make a case. Overpaid, underpaid, whatever they want to say. Paid correctly. I don't know. The only claim I can really state is that I work."

It's true too. As a guy that was undrafted out of Marquette, Matthews made a huge impression in a role with the Jazz last season and ended up being in the unique situation to be a restricted free agent last summer. But as someone that was overlooked and then criticized, Matthews has become a vital part to the Blazers' future.

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