HoopsHype Martell Webster rumors

March 18, 2013 Updates

The Washington Wizards held Kids Day over the weekend. To help promote Kids Day, they invited De’La, a Wizards Junior Reporter, in to interview some of the Wizards. She asked Martell Webster (“Marty”), Garrett Temple, Cartier Martin and John Wall about their shoe sizes and celebrity crushes. She even got John Wall to do the Dougie, but she had to do it with him. The results were adorable as the Washington players joked around and mostly just made her giggle the entire time. The Big Lead

The way Martell Webster shrugged his shoulders after his career-best matching seventh 3-pointer in the Wizards' 127 -105 blowout of Phoenix on Saturday harkened back to the prime of Michael Jordan's career. But the swingman's career-high 34 points had John Wall thinking ahead about next year. "I already talked to Ted about that one," Wall said, referring to Wizards owner Ted Leonsis. "That's an easy, hands down question about trying to get [Webster] back here because him being a free agent, there's a lot of people that are going to come after him." Washington Examiner

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But despite the trying times, Webster still thought there was a chance the Wolves would pick up his $5.7 million option. He went to Florida to train and Kahn came down to watch him workout. Kahn told him they were definitely considering keeping him around and that they'd be in touch. But Webster's phone never rang and he found out he was done in Minnesota while watching TV. "It just would have been more respectful if I would have gotten a phone call (from Kahn) instead of seeing it on the ESPN ticker," Webster said. "That is just me. Maybe that is the way it is done, but I think it would have been a bit more tasteful if I would have gotten a phone call." 1500 ESPN

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On Monday night, the Wizards hosted a Special Olympics basketball game on the practice court at Verizon Center. The matchup between the two teams of Special Olympians was refereed by John Wall and Cartier Martin, and coached by Martell Webster, Garrett Temple, Chris Singleton, and Trevor Booker, and it became clear very quickly that these six Wizards players were going to be taking this game very seriously. Webster immediately made his presence known by playfully arguing with Wall after the teams were announced. Wall handed Webster a technical before the game even started, and the tone was set. Washington Post

Booker had a different word to describe Webster’s coaching style. “It was turrible,” he said. “Like Charles Barkley would say. Turrible.” In the end, the team coached by Singleton and Booker won, 33-32. But the score wasn’t the most important part of the experience for anyone. Washington Post

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The Wizards team hotel in Memphis is directly across the street from the FedEx Forum, a simple walk that makes boarding a team bus seem unnecessary and pretentious. Teams still take bus rides to the arena, but on Thursday, the Wizards didn’t give the players the option of walking over for practice. Within minutes of departing the hotel, the Wizards players began to understand why they all needed to be on board. After making the initial left toward the arena, the bus diverted and took another left turn to a main street headed elsewhere. “I was like, ‘Where are we going?’ ” said Martell Webster, who was familiar with the drive to the arena. A few minutes later, the Wizards realized that they were headed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where the players would visit with children battling traumatic diseases. Washington Post

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"The goal is for us to all be on the same page," swingman Martell Webster said, "so that when we're out there, it doesn't matter what group of guys are out there. They're a unit, that has a rhythm and a chemistry together. That's the most important thing is building the chemistry. When you're having fun going out there and battling with the guys on the floor with you, then it makes it a little bit easier to win. And you know guys are going to motivate you, and you that you can motivate guys, without it being 'oh, man, get off my back.'" NBA.com

December 21, 2012 Updates

The Wolves and Portland Trail Blazers had attorneys working diligently on the Martell Webster compensation claim case for months. Well, a source says we have closure. The Wolves were hoping for financial and/or draft pick reimbursement after they contend that that they got Webster (back injury) as damaged goods in June 2010. What the Wolves got is unknown for now. 1500 ESPN

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But they all shared a demoralizing 101-100 defeat at Philips Arena when referees rewarded Martell Webster with a rebound putback at the buzzer only to reverse the decision and wave off the shot after reviewing the tape. Most of the players found out about the decision in the locker room, after Webster led a gleeful parade to celebrate what appeared to be the first win of an already painful season. “Finally. We deserved it,” Webster said he thought to himself as he ran off the floor. Washington Post

October 29, 2012 Updates

The final preseason road trip included an extra adventure for Martell Webster, who didn’t realize until the team arrived at Dulles early Saturday morning that he left his keys in Kansas City, Mo. Luckily, he was able to get into his car thanks to an app on his phone and wait for his wife to come pick him up. “Good thing I have a wife that loves me. She came and got me,” Webster said. “I slept in my car for two hours, I’m not going to lie. I called my wife I was like, ‘You know what it is 3:30. I’ll let you sleep a couple more hours but you need to come get me.’ And she got me we’re good. “As long as I had shelter I was good,” Webster said. “By the time I had figured out my keys were in Kansas City everybody was gone. I didn’t want to call anybody, I didn’t mind. I’m from the Northwest, we do weird stuff like sleep in our cars – not a problem. If you haven’t slept in your car then you’re weird” Washington Post

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