Martell Webster studied the roster of the Washington Wizards and figured that he would have an opportunity to become a spot-up threat with John Wall working off the dribble and Nene receiving attention in the interior.
The Wizards have recently struggled with their perimeter shooting.
Webster's deal with Washington is for one season at $1.6 million.
“We really wanted to improve our perimeter play and Martell is a proven player and he has started a lot of games in this league,” Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said in a telephone interview. “I think he’s a good complement to some of the players we currently have on the roster.”
“I wouldn’t call myself a three-point specialist,” Webster said during a conference call. “I’m more of an all-around player, as far as that’s concerned.”
Webster is also feeling healthy after experiencing multiple back surgeries.