Mar, 23, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Martell Webster (5) looks to pass the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Nick Collison (4) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE
The Washington Wizards will indeed sign former Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Martell Webster, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Stein did not say what kind of contract Webster received, but previous indications suggested the Wizards would not be willing to spend more than the veteran's minimum for any other roster additions.
UPDATE: Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated reports that the deal is one year for about $1.6 million. That's slightly above the minimum player salary, which is $1.146 million for seven-year veterans like Webster.
The news comes one day after Stein reported that the Wizards worked out Webster this week. Webster wasn't the only player the Wizards saw -- Michael Lee reported that they also looked at Michael Redd, Terrence Williams and Shawne Williams -- but he makes sense given the team's roster.
When healthy, which is a big if given his history of back problems, Webster is mostly a spot-up shooter. Last season, 64 of his 270 shot attempts were spot-up three-pointers, according to MySynergySports.com. He had a down year shooting, hitting just 36 percent of those attempts and 33 percent from three-point range overall. However, he was much better two years ago, nailing nearly 44 percent of his 78 spot-up three-point attempts and 42.5 percent from three-point range overall. He is a fairly one-dimensional player, but the Wizards do need the one dimension that he brings to the table.
For more on Webster, be sure to read jkhan15's scouting report.