Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Former Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Martell Webster has moved on since being bought out by the TWolves and as of this afternoon, he had agreed to terms on a contract with the Washington Wizards.
This will be the third team Webster has played for in his NBA career, after being drafted by the Trailblazers in 2005 (6th overall). He was sent to the Wolves in a 2010 Draft night trade that saw Luke Babbitt (16th pick that night) and Ryan Gomes (later waived and signed by the Clippers) head to Portland.
After two seasons in Minnesota, he was bought out this summer and became an unrestricted free agent.
Back problems have plagued his career and that was definitely the case during his short two season tenure in Minnesota.
Martell played in 47 games last season. He started 27 of them, after Ricky Rubio went down for the year. His averages in 2012: 6.9ppg, 3.6rpg, & 0.7spg in 24.3mpg. As well as 42% from the field and 34% from three.
The dollars & cents of the deal aren't known, but I would assume it isn't for much more than the veteran's minimum and likely for just one-year.
Webster will provide depth at the shooting guard and small forward positions for Washington, next season, but it's uncertain how much floor time he'll see. They have Bradley Beal, Jordan Crawford, Cartier Martin, Trevor Ariza, Jan Vesely & Chris Singleton all splitting time at SG & SF.
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