A day after signing former Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Eric Maynor to back up John Wall, the Washington Wizards signed another key back up. This time, it was one of their own in swingman Martall Webster.
Last season, in Webster’s first year with the Wizards, he had his best professional season. Webster averaged 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He shot 44.2% from the field, 42.2% from beyond the arc and 84.8% from the free throw line. Every number was a career-high except for field goal percentage, which was the second best number of his career.
Webster, who was the sixth overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2005 is still just 26 years old. He spent the first five years of his career in Portland and joined the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2010 before joining the Wizards before last season.
Webster is expected to backup the #3 overall pick of this year’s draft, Georgetown’s Otto Porter, Jr..
According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal is worth $22 million over four years. The final year is partially guaranteed.
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