Martell Webster (born December 4, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6’7″ (2.01 m), 230 lbs (104 kg) Webster is a cousin of Jason Terry.
Webster was selected by the Blazers with the sixth pick in the 2005 NBA draft after the Blazers’ traded down their third pick to the Utah Jazz just hours before the draft. He was assigned to the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA Development League by the Blazers in January 2006, and in doing so became highest drafted player (6th overall) to be assigned to the D-League until Hasheem Thabeet. He later returned to the Portland Trail Blazers in February 2006. He scored a season-high 26 points in a January 5, 2008 win over the Utah Jazz, with 24 of them scored in the third quarter. He is one of the last ever high school lottery picks to be chosen in an NBA draft due to new draft eligibility rules introduced in 2006. In October 2008, Webster signed a four-year, $20 million contract extension.
On July 13, 2012, Webster was waived by the Timberwolves. He signed with the Washington Wizards on August 29, 2012 on a one-year, $1.6 million contract. On March 16, 2013, Webster scored a career-high 34 points in a win over the Phoenix Suns, also tying another career-high with seven three-pointers.
On July 10, 2013, Webster re-signed with the Wizards. In 2014–15, Webster missed the first 30 games of the season after he underwent surgery in June 2014 to repair a herniated disk in his lower back. He was ruled out for three to five months, as he returned to action on December 30, 2014 against the Dallas Mavericks.
On November 20, 2015, Webster was ruled out for the 2015–16 season after undergoing successful surgery to repair the labrum and damaged cartilage in his right hip. He was subsequently waived by the Wizards on November 30.
Career highlights and awards
First-team Parade All-American (2005)
McDonald’s All-American (2005)