I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by
Message
SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
310388 posts

I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster

with holiday/gordon/davis, we have a solid 3-man core. they should really help our defensive rankings jump a good bit, so a defensive option at the 3 isn't as big of a concern, imho

webster is one of those "perfect form, pretty shot, but doesn't go in" guys, but lsat year it started to fall

he shot 42% from 3 last year, and hit about 50% from the corner

he's got defensive issues, namely b/c he has serious injury issues. that's the red flag. if he's healthy, he's OK at D...but who knows what happens to his health. also, he was basically in a "last chance to save a career" mode last year

he's not a perfect player (hell he's below average), but we likely don't have the assets to get a perfect player. he should be a good value, and he fills a need (both in position and style)

a late-game lineup of holiday/gordon on the perimeter and anderson/webster on the wings...with AD running the baseline, could become a really effective offensive set. the defense of the "big 3" should make up for rybot and webster's defensive issues

ideally we could sign webster to a 2 year deal with the 2nd being a team option, that at the least gives us a stop-gap 3 for 2013-14


MrWiseGuy
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2009
16780 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
Injuries scare me with him.

Make an investment into a guy who has had one injury free year? Risky


THRILLHO
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2006
38961 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
GynoSandberg
Houston Fan
Member since Jan 2006
40711 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
BourbonStShots just published an article pushing for Earl Clark. They cite his rebounding rate and improvement from 3 as selling points. I kind of agree.

I've never been a Webster fan. But he will be in the conversation I imagine, along with these others I think.



Lester Earl
LSU Fan
Violet, LA
Member since Nov 2003
197922 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
AK47 just declined his player option with MIN too
This post was edited on 6/29 at 11:48 am


MrWiseGuy
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2009
16780 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
No Ariza?

On a two year deal he makes sense to me


SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
310388 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
well like i said, webster isn't even a "good" player, but he's a decent fit and should be cheap as frick (like $1.5-2M likely)


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
THRILLHO
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2006
38961 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
quote:

AK47 just declined his team option with MIN too



Wonder if they'll try to keep him or Budinger. Can't imagine they keep both + Pekovic.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
GynoSandberg
Houston Fan
Member since Jan 2006
40711 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
I think Ariza will be overpaid by a contender looking to fill a hole.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
310388 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
quote:

AK47 just declined his team option with MIN too

i love AK but we'll need to carve out at least $8M in cap room to sign him i'd imagine

minny would have to take on lopez or vazquez


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
310388 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
quote:

Make an investment into a guy who has had one injury free year? Risky

if that investment is less than $2.5M next year, that's not really a risky investment


MrWiseGuy
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2009
16780 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
quote:

if that investment is less than $2.5M next year, that's not really a risky investment


I believe he's going to go for $5-6m


SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
310388 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
if that happens, lol


Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
32683 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
If he was going to only get 2.5, I'd be all over getting him and Copeland both.

But he might get 5 mill. In the past he might have.

However, this is the first year we should really start to feel the effects of the CBA. A lot of people predict the demise of the NBA middle class players. We'll see.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Toula
Kentucky Fan
504
Member since Dec 2006
29444 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
Other FA SFs I think could be solid for the Pels, with last years salary

Alan Anderson ($850K)
Mike Dunleavy ($3.7M)
Matt Barnes ($850K)
Brandon Rush ($4M player option)
Reggie Williams ($2.6M)


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
mm2316
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Aug 2010
5911 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
quote:

No Ariza?

Would rather re-sign AFA


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
RonBurgundy
LSU Fan
Whale's Vagina(San Diego)
Member since Oct 2005
11110 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
Webster isn't that mobile. Pels need an active defender at the 3. You're basically asking Webster to guard the alpha perimeter players. I'm not comfortable asking that from him.


Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
32683 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
Why are people saying Ariza?

He's not a FA.


MrWiseGuy
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2009
16780 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
Trade


Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
32683 posts

re: I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster
Why would anyone trade for Ariza.


Page 1 of 2

Back to top

Follow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram