Webster, Wizards agree to deal
Martell Webster agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the Wizards
Webster was cut by the Wolves this summer while they pursued Nicolas Batum
Webster averaged 6.9 points in 24.3 minutes last season with the Wolves
Free agent small forward Martell Webster has agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the Washington Wizards, a source told SI.com.
Webster, a seven-year veteran who was taken sixth overall by Portland in 2005, was cut by the Timberwolves in mid-July in order to make salary cap room for the offer sheet given to the Blazers' Nicolas Batum that was matched by Portland. He was set to earn $5.7 million this season, but Minnesota exercised its option of buying him out for $600,000 as it pursued Batum to no avail.
Webster is coming off a down season in which he battled back issues and averaged 6.9 points in 24.3 minutes while shooting a career-low 33.9 percent from three-point range. He has averaged 8.4 points and 3.1 rebounds over his career while shooting 41.4 percent overall and 37.4 percent from three-point range. ESPN.com first reported that Webster had agreed to join the Wizards.
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