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Martell Webster | Guard/Forward | #14

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (6) / POR
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Martell Webster announced his retirement from the NBA on Saturday.
He was on a training camp deal, but the 30-year-old will abandon his comeback attempt. The catch-and-shoot specialist had some good years in Portland and in Washington with a career average of 8.7 points per game. His 2012-13 season was part of the reason John Wall took off as such a kick-out passer to shooters on the 3-point line. Sep 30 - 6:06 PM

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Martell Webster has agreed to a training camp deal with the Pelicans.

Perry Jones also agreed to a training camp deal with New Orleans this week. Webster has been out of the league for a couple years, as he's had a lot of trouble staying healthy with hip and back issues. The Pelicans are looking for depth at small forward with Solomon Hill (back) out indefinitely, so the 31-year-old Webster will compete for minutes with Tony Allen and Darius Miller if he wins a roster spot.
Sep 17 - 9:54 AM

Martell Webster is attempting an NBA comeback according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.

Webster last played for the Wizards in 2015, but he was waived because he couldn't stay on the floor -- he's had multiple surgeries on his back and also had hip surgery in November of 2015. Webster reportedly worked out for the Pelicans last week, as they just traded away Quincy Pondexter and Solomon Hill (hamstring) is out indefinitely. Webster will be 31 in December and owns career averages of 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 triples.
Sep 3 - 10:34 AM

Updating a previous item, Wizards waive G/F Martell Webster.

This was expected, and Webster is out for the season after hip surgery. Despite turning just 29 later this week, Webster will have to scrap to get another chance with a laundry list of injury issues on his resume.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 12:58:00 PM

The Wizards are going to waive Martell Webster, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Webster is out for the season after another serious (hip) surgery, and the WIzards may just want to move on at this point in his career. Once waived, the Wiz will be responsible for the remainder of Webster's deal. In a related move, the team is expected to announce the signing of Ryan Hollins.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:42:00 AM

Martell Webster had hip surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

He just can't shake major injuries. Webster had serious back problems earlier in his career and now he's dealing with this issue. His contract isn't guaranteed for next season.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Martell Webster is set to undergo season-ending hip surgery on Friday.

"We tried everything else and I just wasn’t getting the results that I wanted," Webster said. "So I wanted to go out and get it taken care of rather than playing this season in some discomfort and then wait until the offseason to get it taken care of and then rehab the whole offseason and then try to find a rhythm come training camp. I’d rather take care of it now." Webster was diagnosed with a partially torn labrum back in September, and ultimately playing through significant pain was just not an option. His current timeline is set at 4-6 months, and Webster is adamant that this will not be a career-ending injury.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 09:30:00 AM

Martell Webster is using prescription eyewear (PRI) in order to try and avoid season-ending hip surgery.

Webster is dealing with a bone spur and a partially torn labrum in his right hip, and PRI is designed to improve Webster's balance and reduce the amount of stress he puts on the injured area of his body. It's a last-ditch effort from a player who has had a litany of injury issues, and it's not clear how effective Webster could be even if he avoids the operating table.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Updating a previous report, Martell Webster (hip) will be inactive for Friday's game against the Bucks.

Alan Anderson (ankle) will join Webster on the inactive list for Friday's matchup, and neither of these guys are worth rostering in most leagues.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 07:37:00 PM

Martell Webster (hip) will be available on the bench on Friday.

He probably won't get many minutes tonight, but it's good to see he's back there. Webster can be ignored in most leagues.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Martell Webster (hip) will not play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

He has a partially torn labrum in his right hip but he wants to continue to play through the injury instead of opting for surgery. Webster is not on the fantasy radar.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Martell Webster is dealing with a partially torn labrum in his right hip, but he said that he will try to play through the injury.

If Webster chooses to undergo surgery he would be sidelined for 4-6 months, but he seems determined to keep playing despite the fact that it flared up on him in practice Tuesday. Even if Webster gives it a go on Wednesday vs. the Magic, he won't see enough minutes to impact fantasy leagues.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Martell Webster is dealing with arthritic pain in his hip and his ability to play will hinge on whether or not he's able to tolerate the pain.

Webster was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, but given that he spent the entire preseason on the sidelines it's unlikely he'll be ready to go when Washington's regular-season begins on Wednesday in Orlando, as he'll still need to get his conditioning up to par for game-time minutes. He's not likely going to be a major factor for the Wizards this season, so it's safe to leave him on the wire in all leagues.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 03:26:00 PM

Martell Webster (hip) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

While it's unclear if the 28-year-old will be ready for Wednesday's opener against the Magic, Tuesday's practice report seems to be a good indicator that he will play. We'll keep an eye on Webster's status, but he can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Martell Webster (hip) is seeking a second opinion on his injured hip.

Webster has been sidelined with a sore right hip that he says is arthritic since October and recently traveled to Nebraska for a second opinion. The 28-year-old is currently without a timetable and can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:07:00 AM

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