Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster was waived by the Wizards on Monday, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Webster underwent season-ending hip surgery in mid-November and never actually saw time on the court during the new season since he originally picked up the ailment at the onset of October. He'll head into next season looking for a franchise to take a chance on a 29-year-old depth player who's never averaged more than 12 points throughout his 11-year career. In a related move, Ryan Hollins was acquired by the Wizards on Monday.

Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster's time in Washington appears to be coming to an end, as the Wizards plan to waive the guard/forward, Yahoo's Shams Charania reports.

EDGE Analysis

Webster currently faces a long road to recovery after undergoing season-ending hip surgery earlier in November, and likely wouldn't be ready to return until training camp next season. Because his 2016-17 contract is partially guaranteed, the Wizards appear destined to buy him out soon, as they have enough depth on the wing as it is.

Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster will undergo season-ending surgery on his right hip Friday, J. Michael of CSN Washington reports.

EDGE Analysis

Things have seemingly been trending in this direction for a while, as Webster initially planned to play through the chronic pain in his right hip caused by a bone chip, but had yet to see the court this season. Webster suffered the injury during training camp and hadn't been able to consistently practice with the Wizards since that time, so the lack of progress in his recovery likely motivated the swingman to opt for the procedure. The Wizards have plenty of depth on the wing to handle Webster's absence, putting the 28-year-old's future with the club on shaky ground. Though Webster is facing a nine-to-10-month recovery window that should put him on track to be ready for training camp next season, his 2016-17 contract is only partially guaranteed, which may motivate the Wizards to buy him out.

Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster (hip) still has not practiced, but he was observed swimming laps Monday morning, J. Michael of CSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Webster is yet to appear in a game this season as he works back from a partially torn labrum. While he's making progress, the fact that he's yet to practice indicates that he's not particularly close at this point to making his season debut.

Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster (hip) hasn't appeared in any of the Wizards' five games this season.

EDGE Analysis

Webster, who was diagnosed with a partial tear of his right labrum shortly before the season started, indicated he planned to play through the injury, but the Wizards haven't afforded the swingman that opportunity. Rather than risk worsening Webster's condition, it seems that the Wizards are content to just sit him out until he begins to experience less pain. With Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Gary Neal, Jared Dudley, and Kelly Oubre on hand to play on the wing, there's simply no need for the Wizards to rush Webster back to action.

Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster will be inactive for Friday's game against the Bucks, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Webster has recovered from the hip injury that kept him out of Wednesday's season opener, but the Wizards decided to deactivate him Friday night, so he will have to wait to make his season debut.

Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster (hip) will be available to play for the Wizards on Friday against the Bucks, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Webster was able to return to practice Thursday after missing the season opener Wednesday, as he continues to recover from a partially torn labrum. His minutes, along with his fantasy value, will likely be very limited early in the season as he's primarily in a reserve role.

Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster (hip) was able to return to practice Thursday, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Webster was kept out of Wednesday's game due to a partially torn labrum, so it remains to be seen if he will be available to play Friday against the Bucks. Even if he is able to play, he's buried on the depth chart and will likely not provide much of a fantasy output unless multiple players in front of him incur injuries.

Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster (hip) won't be available to play in the Wizards' opener against the Magic, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Webster claimed that he would be able to play through his partially torn labrum, but the Wizards have decided otherwise for the time being. With Webster out, Kelly Oubre could pick up some of his reserve minutes.

Martell Webster
SG/SF FA
2 years ago

Webster is dealing with a partially torn labrum in his right hip but intends to play through the injury this season, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Webster requires surgery on his hip, it's expected that he'll miss 4-6 months, which would obviously put a major damper on his season with only a limited time for a return before a potential playoff run. Even if manages to make it through the year without surgery, Webster is buried on the depth chart and will be too risky of an option to roster under most formats. As for Wednesday's season opener against the Magic, it's still unclear whether or not he'll be able to take the court.