Wizards agree to terms with Martell Webster

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The Wizards have agreed to terms with free-agent swingman Martell Webster, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

In an agreement first reported by ESPN.com, Webster is expected to sign a one-year deal for the veterans minimum. Webster worked out for the Wizards earlier this week, and had listed the Wizards as one of the teams he would be interested in signing with.

Webster is entering his seventh season in the NBA, after spending his first five seasons with the Portland Trailblazers, and his last two with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who released him in July.

Webster had back surgery prior to last season, and played in 47 games, averaging 6.9 points, slightly below his career average of 8.4 points. Webster’s injury history includes three back surgeries in the past two seasons, and a broke foot which cost him all but one game of the 2008-09 season. 

Webster was the sixth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Trailblazers, who drafted him out of Seattle Preparatory School – the final draft that allowed players to come from high school directly to the NBA.

Webster will provide additional depth for the Wizards at small forward and shooting guard. The Wizards will open training camp at George Mason University on Oct. 2  

 

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