Martell Webster BIO:
Transactions: Selected by Portland in the first round (6th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft. Traded to Minnesota in exchange for forward Ryan Gomes and draft rights to Luke Babbitt (first round, 16th overall) (6/24/10). Signed by Washington as a free agent (8/29/12).
Professionally: Holds career averages of 8.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 394 career games with Portland and Minnesota. Scored a career high 28 points with Portland vs. L.A. Clippers (2/16/10).
Personally: Born Martell Webster on December 4, 1986 in Edmonds, Wash. Became a father during the 2008-09 season to Nylah Grace. Served as the ambassador of the 2008 Trail Blazers Street Jam, benefiting Special Olympics Oregon. Grew up playing basketball with former teammate and fellow Seattle native Brandon Roy. When drafted, was the highest pick by the Trail Blazers since the team selected Kentucky’s Sam Bowie as the No. 2 selection in the 1984 NBA Draft. Favorite breakfast cereals are Fruity Pebbles and Peanut Butter Captain Crunch. Interests include classic cars, music, reading and airplanes. Wanted to be a pilot growing up. Biggest influence in his life has been Beulah Walker, his great aunt, who raised him from the time he was three years old. Has a sister, Chi-Chi, and a brother, Bobby. Cousin of Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks.
2012-13: Averaged a career-high 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game in 76 games (62 starts)... Led the team in three-point field goal percentage (.422) and three-pointers made with a career-high 139 and shot a career-high .422 from the field during the 2012-13 season ...Finished 12th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage...Had seven games of 20+ points...One game of 30+ points...Had four games of at least five three-pointers made...Scored a career-high 34 points and nailed a career-high tying seven three-pointers vs. PHX (3/16)...Posted five straight games of at least four three-pointers made from 3/9-3/16...Missed five games due to injury; two games due to an abdomen strain (3/23-3/25), three games due to an abdomen strain (4/12-4/17).
2011-12: Wrapped up his seventh NBA campaign (second with the Wolves) by starting the season's final 25 games. Played in 47 contests overall (26 starts), averaging 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 24.3 minutes. Made his season debut vs. San Antonio (1/27), having been sidelined for the first 18 games while recovering from microdiscectomy surgery on 9/28. Shot .423 from the field, .339 (37-for-109) from beyond the arc and .792 from the FT line. Pumped in a season-high 21 at Portland (3/3), adding eight rebounds and two blocks; he reached double figures on 15 occasions, including an 18-point showing vs. Golden State (4/22)…Had out a career-high six assists at Phoenix (3/12), and hauled in a season-high 10 rebounds at Memphis (3/27); he averaged 5.0 rebounds over the final 17 contests. Scored the 3000th point of his NBA career vs. San Antonio (1/27).
2010-11: Completed his sixth NBA season and first with the Timberwolves. Averaged 9.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 23.8 minutes while shooting .447 from the field, a career-high .417 from three-point range (16th in the NBA) and .770 from the FT line. Missed the first 24 regular season games after undergoing a microdiscectomy on 10/25 to alleviate recurring back pain, making his Wolves debut at Golden State (10/14). Saw action in 46 games overall, with a pair of five-game absences (2/5-2/12, 2/27-3/5) due to back soreness. Tallied a season-high 22 points vs. Miami (4/1), one of four times he was Minnesota's top scorer; he contributed 13.7 points (.541) and 4.6 rebounds in seven April outings (28.9 minutes). Connected on 32 of his final 65 trey attempts (.492), a 25-game span dating to late January. Made his lone start vs. the Clippers (2/16), playing a season-high 39.3 minutes per game. Grabbed his 1000th career rebound vs. Houston (1/24). Had 19 points and a season-high nine rebounds at Portland (12/17), but also committed a career-high six TOs.
2009-10: Totaled averages of 9.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 24.5 minutes in 82 games (49 starts) with Portland. Scored in double figures 37 times, including 10 games of 20-plus points. Totaled career highs of 45 steals and 40 blocks. His 42 three-pointers in January (15 games) were tied for the most by any NBA player (Aaron Brooks). Matched a career high with 28 points (9-13 FG), including a career-best seven three-point field goals (of 11), vs. L.A. Clippers (2/16). Scored in double figures in nine straight games for first time in career (12/30-1/18). Netted 20-plus points in three straight games (1/2-1/5) for the first time in career (22.3 points). Netted a career-high-tying 28 points on six three-pointers in all 48 minutes at Detroit (1/23). Notched his first career double-double with 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Minnesota (11/21).
2008-09: Suffered a stress fracture in his left foot (fifth metatarsal) in an preseason game vs. Sacramento (10/7)...Underwent foot surgery to repair the stress fracture (10/9)...Played five minutes in his only action of the season in Toronto (12/7) before re-aggravating the injury and missing the rest of the season with Portland.
2007-08: Averaged career highs of 10.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 28.4 minutes per game in 75 games (70 starts) with Portland. Led the team with 123 3-pointers. Played in the team’s first 75 games before experiencing an irregular heartbeat prior to the game vs. Houston (4/3) – after a series of tests, was cleared to play, but remained sidelined for rest of the season. Led team in scoring eight times and rebounding three times. Logged 38 games of double-digit scoring and seven games with 20 points or more. Sank at least three 3-pointers 21 times. Ranked fourth on the team in scoring. Poured in a season-high 26 points (24 in third quarter alone), grabbed six rebounds and dished three assists vs. Utah (1/5)
2006-07: Averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 21.5 minutes per game in 82 games (27 starts) with Portland. Scored 10-plus points 25 times, including two games of 20-plus points. Converted at least three 3-pointers in 13 games and at least four 3-pointers five times. Paced the team with 91 3-pointers.
2005-06: In rookie NBA season, posted 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 17.5 minutes in 61 games (18 starts) with Portland. Was 61-for-71 (.859) from the free throw line. Led or tied for the team lead in points five times, rebounds twice and assists once. Registered double figures in points 18 times, including 20-plus twice. Assigned to Fort Worth of NBA Development League (1/15). Was recalled from Fort Worth (2/3), where he averaged 25.0 minutes, 10.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists in eight games. In 33 games following his stint in the D-League, tallied averages of 8.7 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting .450 from the field. Logged first NBA start (his 19th birthday) vs. Utah (12/4).
Playoffs: 2009-10: Appeared in all six playoff games in Portland's first round series against Phoenix. Reached double figures scoring three times. Averaged 9.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game. Scored 19 points on 6-for-10 shooting (3-for-4 from beyond the arc) in 33 minutes during Portland's Game Six loss.
High School: One of 10 finalists for the Naismith Award, an honor that goes to the nation’s top high school player... Selected to the 2005 McDonald’s All-American team. Parade Magazine All-America First Team. USA Today’s Preseason Super 25. Selected as one of the top eight juniors in the country in 2004 by USA Today. Originally committed to play for the University of Washington. In the Nike Hoop Summit against top international competition, scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting to help the USA Select Team defeat the World Select Team, 106-98. Scored 22 points in the Jordan Classic. Registered 16 points and six rebounds in the McDonald’s High School All-American game.