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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 11:50 am  |  13 responses

Martell Webster to Re-Sign With the Washington Wizards for $22 Million


The Washington Wizards will reward free agent forward Martell Webster for his stellar play last season with a four-year, $22 million contract. Webster is very pleased with the deal, it appears. Per the WaPo: “When the season ended, Webster didn’t hide his desire to return, believing that he had found, in his eighth season, a good fit with the Wizards. The Wizards also wanted him back, as president Ernie Grunfeld, owner Ted Leonsis and even John Wall all spoke of the need to make sure that he didn’t get away in free agency. With the full mid-level exception at its disposal, Washington used the entire amount to get Webster to agree to terms on a four-year deal worth $22 million, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. ‘It’s very reassuring. I’m secure. My family is happy about the situation. They love the city. So glad to be here,’ Webster said in a telephone interview shortly after reaching the agreement. Webster cannot sign the deal – which is only partially-guaranteed for the fourth year – until July 10, when the NBA moratorium on signings and trades comes to an end. But he anxious to build upon a career year in which he averaged career-highs of 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and shot 42.2 percent from beyond the three-point line, which ranked 12th in the NBA. Webster notched career-highs of 34 points and seven made three-pointers in a March 16 win over Phoenix and served as vocal locker room presence, keeping his teammates loose through some early struggles with his playful banter. He also suited up for 76 games, including 62 starts, which was a significant accomplishment after enduring two injury-plagued seasons in Minnesota, where he never played more than 47 games in either campaign because of two back operations that had him contemplating retirement.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    can anyone that watched a lot wizards last year tell me that this contract is not too big? i didn’t watch enough to make a judgement

  • Mike Gilbert

    Kyle Korver just got offered 20 mil. While Webster is a slightly worse 3pt shooter, he is a better defender and can put the ball on the floor a bit. Seems like his market value

  • The Seed

    What a waste of money.

  • LakeShow

    It’s about right. He is a solid 3 point shooter and all around scorer for 5 mill a year. Good player next to Wall for stretching the floor.

  • LakeShow

    Your such a pessimist Seedling.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    He carved a nice spot as a shooter for the Wiz.

  • Dfrance

    I think Martell can be really good. He has a nice skillset, pretty good shooter, can handle enough to drive and he’s athletic. I just think he’d thrive better on a veteran team as opposed to a rebuilding project.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    in general it seems like too much. But Washington looked like world beaters with a lineup of Wall-Beal-Webster on the court last year. Plus they don’t plan on retaining Trevor Ariza past this season, if even past the trade deadline, so Webster will hold the spot until Otto Porter is ready to make a bigger contribution.
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    if they did overpay, it won’t really matter until his contract becomes an asset anyway. pretty much.

  • Sajjatam Tp Kulsomboon

    I find it remarkable that no one has made any comments about the creepiness of his Instagram video reaction.

    That alone was worth the 22 Million.

  • Mike From Spain

    Martell Webster has some occassional BB IQ issues… I remember the time he went for the dunk at the buzzer when the Wolves were down 3.

  • Max

    Link?

  • Sajjatam Tp Kulsomboon

    Click on the Webster is very pleased link above.

    He is VERY pleased indeed.

  • Max

    Oh haha lol.

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