Pelicans Sign Martell Webster

SEPTEMBER 25: Webster is now officially under contract with the Pelicans, according to a press release from the team.

SEPTEMBER 17: Martell Webster has agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Pelicans, tweets Brett Martel of The Associated Press.

The 30-year-old small forward hasn’t played in the NBA since being waived by the Wizards in November of 2015 following surgery on his right hip to fix the labrum and damaged cartilage. The injury was feared to be career ending, but the Pelicans believe he has recovered enough to earn another shot.

The sixth player taken in the 2005 draft, Webster played for Portland, Minnesota and Washington in a 10-year career. His best season came in 2012/13 when he started 62 games for the Wizards and averaged 11.4 points per night.

The agreement with Webster was part of a busy weekend for the Pelicans, who reached a similar deal with Perry Jones and signed veteran free agent Tony Allen.

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