Wesley Matthews (ankle) did not practice on Monday and is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Suns.
Matthews said he is "optimistic" about playing as he deals with a high ankle sprain, including pain that is closer to his shin than his ankle, but that the biggest issue was a newly reported injury to his left elbow. Regardless, owners should be skeptical about anything that he says about his own status. Matthews is a true warrior and needs management to step in at times and do what is best for the player. Victor Claver is the next man up, but he has failed to impress in other stints on the court.