The Washington Wizards and Martell Webster have come to terms on a four-year contract worth $22 million, i.e. the full mid-level exception, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The fourth year is partially-guaranteed, according to Wojnarowski.
NBA teams were free to speak with free agents at 12:01 EST on July 1, and the front office wasted little time bringing back the veteran swingman. Both parties were extremely vocal about their mutual interest in each other, dating back to the final game of the season when Webster took to the crowd his appreciation of the city as well as his ardor for wanting to return to the franchise.
The selections of both Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr added some fuel to the speculation that Webster may not return, but the longing for shooters around John Wall as well as the stabilizing presence of Webster in the locker room proved to be too good to pass up.
Webster shot the ball extremely well in a bounce-back year, as he emerged as one of the top three-point marksman in the league with a conversion rate of 42 percent. The team's success shooting the ball with him on the court was staggering, as their 3 pointing shooting percentage rose to 38.9 percent (per nba.com/stats) with him on the court, which places them behind just Miami and Golden State for third in the league. He shot 44 percent in spot up situations from three as well as 52.5 percent on transition three's per MySynergySports.com, an ideal player to pair alongside the passing deftness of John Wall.
For more on Webster's impact on the Wizards, be sure to read Thomas' feature.
Deals cannot be official until the annual moratorium is lifted on July 10.
More coverage to come.