(Sports Network) - The Washington Wizards have retained starting small forward
Martell Webster, with the team and the impending unrestricted free agent
agreeing to terms on a four-year contract.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Webster's deal is worth a maximum value of $22
million and is partially guaranteed for the final year.
Webster, who averaged a career-best 11.4 points while shooting 42.2 percent
from 3-point range and started 62 of 76 games this past season, confirmed he
will re-sign on his Twitter account.
"[Team owner] Ted Leonsis, [general manager] Ernie [Grunfeld] and [vice
president] Tommy [Shepard]. Thank u so much for giving me a home and another
opportunity to make something special in DC. I'm a wizkid," Webster tweeted on
The sixth overall pick of the 2005 draft by Portland, Webster owns career
averages of 8.9 points and 3.3 rebounds over eight NBA seasons and signed a
one-year contract with the Wizards last August. The 26-year-old will compete
with former Georgetown standout Otto Porter Jr., whom Washington took third
overall in last week's draft, for time at the small forward spot.
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