HoopsHype Martell Webster rumors

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There’s an affinity for Martell Webster that’s unmistakable. The Wizards want the free-agent-to-be back, and he is willing to make it happen. “It’s high on the priority list, I’ll tell you that,” Webster said of returning as he clowned with teammate A.J. Price. CSNWashington.com

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Ernie Grunfeld: “I think Martell Webster played very well for us. He had a very good year. He was a free agent, and he was very good value for us, but not only was he valuable on the court, he was one of the better 3-point shooters, he stretches the defense, and it complements John and Nene both. But he’s also a good presence in the locker room, and he had nice leadership to him. obviously, he’s a free agent, and at the appropriate time, we’ll sit down with his representatives to see if we can work out something that works for him and works for us.” Washington Post

On Nov. 26, the Wizards lost a home game to San Antonio, 118-92. It was the 12th straight loss to start the season, and the postgame locker room for the Wizards was an emotional scene. On Thursday, a tale told by Martell Webster revealed for the first time just how emotional it was. “After we lost that 12th game and he came into the locker room – I don’t even know if he wants me to share this, but I don’t care – and he was crying, man, after that game,” Webster said. “And he told us that he cared about us. And for me, that was a point in the season where I was just like, I’m in. I’m totally in. I bought into the system. And when I did that, that’s when my season began to turn to a positive light, and I started to succeed after that point. “That meant a lot because it showed that he really cared. He didn’t care about his job. He didn’t. He just cared about the guys that he was coaching. And that was amazing. That was touching for me. But that’s when I realized that I really wanted to buy into this system.” Washington Post

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“A key thing for us is try and keep Martell,” Leonsis said about the small forward who will become a free agent July 1, “and see what we’re going to do with John to keep him with the team for a long, long time. I think the fans would expect that to try to keep the nucleus of the team together and add around it.” CSNWashington.com

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On why more NBA players don’t interact with fans on Twitter: “It’s something that has been perpetrated by the front office of the NBA, telling us not to do that. So basically, [they’re] telling us that we need to be above other people in society because [we’re] better than that. Better than what? What am I better than?” Washington Post

After our recent pedicure interview, Martell Webster shared his thoughts on the experience. “My feet look exactly the same as when I came in here,” he said, as seen in the video above. “I never see the difference because my feet are so ugly, but you know what? I don’t care. I’m comfortable with myself and who I am. And I have terrible feet, and I’m still going to wear Birkenstocks.” Washington Post

On being smart with his money: “There’s a fine line between not having concerns, and being careless with your money. In the moment, when the money’s coming in and you have a steady income, and in this job you can make great money, so it doesn’t matter then. But if you’re not taking care of your money while you’re in the moment, later you’re going to find yourself struggling. It’s a testament to a lot of guys who have come through this league, not just in this league but football, baseball – if you’re not managing your money well and doing smart things, then you can find yourself on the losing end once it’s all said and done.” Washington Post

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Martell Webster finished with 12 points but made only 2 of 7 shots. He re-aggravated an abdominal strain and had to leave the game in the third quarter. “We should've blown that team out. We just couldn't get it going,” Webster said. “You got to be able to take care of those games.” CSNWashington.com

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