Report: Martell Webster signs with Wizards
Minnesota free agent forward Martell Webster reportedly worked out with the Washington Wizards this week as the team looks to add depth behind recently-acquired swingman Trevor Ariza from the New Orleans Hornets, according to Michael Lee of The Washington Post.
Webster averaged 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 24 minutes per game last season for the Timberwolves. He had perhaps his best season in 2007-08 when he averaged 10.7 points on 42-percent shooting in only his third season in the league.
The Wizards have a number of forwards on the roster but the addition of Webster would almost certainly guarantee that he becomes the first man off the bench when head coach Randy Witmann looks to rest his starters.
Webster’s teammate in Minnesota is also reportedly being looked at by Washington. They join a list of other players being eyed by the team including former All-Star and Phoenix Suns free agent Michael Redd. Shawne Williams, the 6-9 forward who last played with the Nets in New Jersey and Terrence Williams of the Sacramento Kings are also being considered by the Wizards, according to Lee.
UPDATE: “A source with knowledge of the deal” tells Marc Stein of ESPN.com that Webster has agreed to a contract with Washington, although terms of the deal are still unknown.
Sam Amick of SI.com has the terms of the agreement: