The Wizards have added veteran depth at small forward with the signing of free agent Martell Webster.
Nicknamed "The Definition" for obvious reasons, Webster, 6'7" 230, is recovering from back surgery after spending last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The T-Wolves exercised their amnesty provision on Webster this Summer.
Webster was the nation's top high school player in 2005, when he decided to forgo his verbal commitment to the University of Washington and enter the NBA draft. The Portland Trail Blazers liked what they saw, selecting the Seattle native with the sixth selection overall.
If healthy, Webster could push Trevor Ariza to start at the three because of his ability to stretch the floor. An excellent long range shooter, Webster is a 37% career from three point land.
The Wizards now have 13 players under contract for the 2012-'13 season, are roughly $3 million dollars under the cap and have room for two more. According to Wizards Insider Michael Lee, Washington has an interest in ancient shooting guard Michael Redd and mercurial swingman Terrence Williams.
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