Though Martell Webster’s choice to play for the Washington Wizards next season has been common knowledge for a few days, Wednesday the deal became legally sanctioned.
The former sixth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft inked a one year deal with the Wizards worth $1.6 million. His addition puts Washington’s roster almost at capacity with 14 players.
If he remains healthy, Webster should be a dynamic three-point threat for a Wizards team that had the third-worst three-point percentage, 32%, in the NBA last year. Webster shot 42% from downtown during his first year with the Minnesota Timberwolves two seasons ago, but back surgeries prevented him from having another good campaign in Minnesota.
The Wolves bought out his contract and Webster found himself looking for a new home. He got one in D.C.
Before the 2012 NBA Draft, one of the biggest questions about the Washington Wizards offseason was how they would improve a team that completely lacked any perimeter scoring threats. Since then...