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Report: Martell Webster reaches deal with Washington

Aug 23, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

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We told you early this morning that Martell Webster had gone in and worked out for the Washington Wizards and there seemed to be a fit

We’ll, we’ve got a fit. Marc Stein of ESPN just reported the deal is done.

Free-agent swingman Martell Webster has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Washington, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.

This will be a one-year minimum deal, which carries little risk for Washington. There are not a lot of wing minutes anyway behind Trevor Ariza, Bradley Beal and Jan Vesely.

Webster spent the last couple years with Minnesota but he has just never lived up to the potential and promise he had as the No. 6 overall pick of the Blazers. He’s a decent three-point shooter (37 percent last season) and that might be how the Wizards try to use him because the Wizards need shooters. But Webster is not great at it and has never been a real scorer in the NBA. He’s been solid to good on the defensive end, which is why he gets on the court.

But the Wizards see it as a good roll of the dice.

  1. dalucks - Aug 23, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    The Wizards are starting to look like a playoff team. If Nene and Emeka Okafur stay healthy added with Beal, Ariza, and Webster knocking down shots along with John Wall and the rest of the young talent continuing to develop then this is a playoff team. I can see the Wizards and Bucks in the playoffs as Atlanta and Orlando start to rebuild.

    • money2long - Aug 23, 2012 at 10:24 PM

      i think the hawks will be right where they’ve been in recent seasons. sure they lost joe johnson and marvin williams. but they recouped with lou williams, devin harris, anthony morrow, kyle korver, deshawn stevenson and even rookie john jenkins. the hawks are still the same on a talent basis. some may even argue better because who knows how they’ll play with a new offense, one which may run through josh smith and involve more ball movement due to all the players who can score on the hawks.

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