HoopsHype Martell Webster rumors

November 5, 2014 Updates

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“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,” Webster told The Post Thursday. “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.” Washington Post

“I’ve always wanted to retire young,” Webster said. “I love this game and I respect this game, but I only want to be in it as long as I can be effective and as long as I can feel comfortable.” Washington Post

October 2, 2014 Updates

It was Webster’s third back surgery in four years, a harrowing sequence for any professional athlete. He is currently rehabbing at training camp, but is confident he can contribute to the Wizards this season as their backup shooting guard. Still, he remains mindful of the effects of his back injuries — both for his career and the long term — and he doesn’t envision playing professional basketball much longer. “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,” Webster told The Washington Post on Thursday. “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.” Washington Post

September 25, 2014 Updates

As for his work on the court, the Wizards remain unsure when Webster will be cleared to return. Webster had the surgery on June 27 and was given a diagnosis of three to five months. “It’s kind of just day to day. He’s probably not obviously going to be 100 percent come Tuesday,” head coach Randy Wittman said at a news conference Wednesday, referring to the start of training camp. “But he’s going to be able to do some things. When you’re dealing with back surgery it’s just a matter of your body finally getting everything re-energized, the nerves and everything of that nature. We have to be careful with that.” Washington Post

July 15, 2014 Updates

The Wizards splurged on Martell Webster last summer in part because Fegan represents both Webster and John Wall, per several league sources. This is not an uncommon thing; the Cavaliers may soon experience it with Thompson. Grantland

June 28, 2014 Updates

The Washington Wizards announced today that forward Martell Webster had successful microdisectomy surgery yesterday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. He will begin the rehab process immediately and is expected to miss approximately three to five months before resuming basketball activity. NBA.com

June 27, 2014 Updates

Ben Standig: Wizards announce Martell Webster had successful microdisectomy surgery yesterday to repair herniated disc in his lower back. Out 3-5 months. Team release says "Webster sustained the injury during a routine workout at the Wizards’ practice facility last week." #WizardsTalk Twitter @BenStandig

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Miami is bringing Oden along slowly, hoping to mostly keep him encased in bubble wrap until they need the 7-foot bruiser in the playoffs to contend with Indiana’s Roy Hibbert in the Eastern Conference finals or possibly San Antonio’s Tim Duncan if they get together for an NBA Finals rematch. With the image of Oden’s last appearance still fresh in his memory, Webster is happy to see Oden back jumping again – and landing on both feet. “To see him come back from that is amazing,” Webster said. “That kid’s like a little brother to me. I’m very happy and proud of that kid, for making his entry back into the NBA. I felt he always should’ve been here and at the top. And the fact that he’s back and he looks healthy – he’s a step slow, but with time that’ll all come back – just in itself, through all the injuries and everything he’s gone through in life, just the fact that he’s out there and showing glimpses of the old Greg, hopefully, he can get it back on track.” Washington Post

December 31, 2013 Updates

And so, please do check out this video from Saturday night of Martell Webster and a teen-aged fan, somewhere in the depths of Verizon Center’s parking garage. The fan — who, with his suburban friends, likes to greet players in the parking garage after games — mistakenly called Webster “Chris Singleton.” Webster demanded an apology. This is what he got. Here’s to more fun stories featuring winning (or at least .500) teams, and fewer transcribed interviews about teams in disarray. Maybe. For a couple days, anyhow. Washington Post

December 17, 2013 Updates

“I don’t care. I just don’t care. It’s just not important to me,” Webster said of coming off the bench for the first time since Nov. 16. “We played great. It was a gut-checking win. The fact that we were able to come through adversity, it shows character. What we want to do is build on that.” Washington Post

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A shirtless Martell Webster videobombed Wall toward the end of the media scrum. He stopped, flexed some muscles, kissed a bicep and slowly left. Wall, clearly used to his teammate’s shenanigans, didn’t miss a beat. Washington Post

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