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Martell Webster | Guard/Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 235
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Martell Webster (back) has been cleared for contact in practice.
He's had three back surgeries in his last four years, so the Wizards won't be in a rush to get him into game action. The 27-year-old swingman also said he expects to retire at 30, so the team probably won't want to give him too many minutes upon his return. He and Otto Porter should cancel each other out in most fantasy leagues. Nov 21 - 2:24 PM

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Martell Webster (back surgery) said he's "right on schedule," which indicates he could return in late November.

The last report we heard was that Webster was making minimal progress in his rehab, so this is a very encouraging update. A return in December seems more likely, as Washington won't take any chances with his health, and either way he's a marginal fantasy option with Bradley Beal (wrist) back in the lineup.
Nov 19 - 7:13 PM

Martell Webster (back) is not participating in any full contact drills.

Webster isn't even jumping yet. He could be back within the month, but it sounds as if it will be longer than that. With a history of back issues, we're not expecting Webster to beat his timetable to return after offseason surgery. Paul Pierce and Otto Porter will continue to hold it down at small forward. At shooting guard, it's Porter and Garrett Temple until Bradley Beal (wrist) returns.
Nov 10 - 9:10 AM

Martell Webster (back) continues to rehab, but he's not making any progress.

Webster had back surgery in late June, so it's been more than four months since the procedure. Initially given a 3-5 month timetable, it's not looking like Webster is going to be back before five months at the very earliest. With a history of back issues, we can't say we're surprised. Otto Porter's fantasy stock continues to rise.
Nov 3 - 1:45 PM

Martell Webster will "probably" retire after his current contract expires.

Webster has three-years and $16.8 million left on his current contract. The nine-year veteran cites health as the main reason he is looking to walk away from the game at age 30. "I know this game is probably not going to be the healthiest thing for me if I try to stretch it out as much as a possibly can. So I intend to really give everything I got for these last three years of my contract and probably walk away from this game so I can be healthy."
Oct 2 - 5:26 PM

Martell Webster (back) has been engaging in drills at a "surprisingly high level" during Thursday's practice, according to

This report seems to conflict with Tuesday's report that Webster had not been cleared for contact following offseason back surgery, so we'll have to await some more clarity on this situation. An early return to the court could be great for the Wizards, but even a healthy Webster doesn't have a ton of fantasy value as he'll be battling for minutes with Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Glen Rice Jr., Rasual Butler, and Paul Pierce.

Martell Webster (back) has still not been cleared for practice.

He was given a 3-5 month timetable back in June to return to basketball-related activities, so that means he could make his season debut any time between opening night and December. With Otto Porter able to contribute to start the season, there's no rush for Webster to return. He's not worth drafting in most leagues.
Sep 30 - 8:11 PM

Martell Webster (back surgery) will be able to take part in limited activities when training camp opens on Tuesday, according to Wizards coach Randy Wittman.

"He won’t be 100 percent come Tuesday, but he’ll be able to do some things," Wittman said. "He’s progressing really well." Webster had a herniated disc in his lower back which was expected to keep him out 3-5 months after surgery in late June. If he isn't ready for opening night, more minutes will be available for guys like Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Glen Rice Jr. and Rasual Butler.
Sep 24 - 1:30 PM

Martell Webster had successful microdisectomy surgery on Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.

Not good. He is expected to miss 3-5 months with the injury and could miss the start of the season. This will be his third back surgery and his back kept him off the court for significant time during his time with the Wolves earlier in his career. The Webster injury also makes bringing back Trevor Ariza even more important while perhaps Otto Porter will have to get his career off the ground.
Jun 27 - 2:43 PM

Martell Webster scored eight points with three boards and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes vs. the Blazers on Thursday.

He banged knees with Wesley Matthews in this game and it caused him to limp for a couple minutes. Webster did seem to shake it off and we probably wouldn't even mention it if not for Paul Millsap missing extended time earlier this season for his knee contusion on a similar-looking injury. Webster should be good to go for Friday vs. the Lakers.
Mar 21 - 12:29 AM

Martell Webster suffered an injury to his left big toe on Tuesday, but played through it and had nine points and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

He went to the locker room to have the injury treated, but was able to play through it. But as long as Trevor Ariza is healthy, Webster shouldn't be in fantasy lineups.
Mar 19 - 1:54 AM

Martell Webster suffered an injury to his left big toe on Tuesday and is in the locker room getting treatment.

He was replaced on the floor by Trevor Ariza, who left earlier with a bloody nose, while Trevor Booker is playing through some pain after injuring a finger on his left hand. Webster has since returned to the game.
Mar 18 - 11:08 PM

Martell Webster played through his back injury on Saturday and hit 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points.

He could have had a decent night if Brad Beal would have missed the game with his ankle injury, but Beal played well tonight. If you grabbed Webster as a tentative pick up, drop him for Drew Gooden, who somehow had 21 points and nine rebounds tonight.
Mar 15 - 9:35 PM

Martell Webster (back) will be available for the Wizards on Saturday.

At least we know that his setback wasn't serious, but with Bradley Beal (ankle, back) also active there isn't much upside for Webster in standard fantasy leagues. He's averaging 9.8 points and 1.8 triples in 26 minutes over Washington's past five games.
Mar 15 - 6:28 PM

Martell Webster is a game-time decision on Saturday due to his ailing back.

He missed time earlier in March but was able to make it through games on Wednesday and Friday. If he does suit up he might get a bigger workload than usual since Bradley Beal (sprained ankle) is also questionable to play.
Mar 15 - 5:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Andre Miller
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Glen Rice Jr.
3Martell Webster
4Rasual Butler
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Nene Hilario
2Drew Gooden
3DeJuan Blair
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kevin Seraphin
3Kris Humphries