The Washington Wizards have agreed to terms with free agent swingman Martell Webster, according to reports.Earlier today speculation bubbled up about the potential addition following a workout at the Verizon Center this week. Despite the addition of Bradley Beal and the decision to re-sign Cartier Martin, the Wizards' roster had room for another perimeter threat and the 6-foot-7 Webster is acareer 37 percent 3-point shooter. The No. 6 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft averaged 8.4 points over his seven-year career. Last season with Minnesota, Webster tallied 6.9 points per game, but only knocked down 33.9 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. The Timberwolves released Webster this offseason in a salary cap clearing move. The 25-year-old underwent back surgery prior to the start of the 2011-12 season, but according to ESPN's Marc Stein, who first reported the signing, is said to be making a solid recovery.
Last season alone saw John Wall set the Wizards/Bullets franchise records for career assists and steals, as well as the mark for assists in a single season. Bradley Beal moved all the way up to second in franchise history for career threes.
This year should produce plenty of milestones for the Wizards, if their players continue their recent career pace. Here is a look at some milestones to expect from Wall, Beal, Dwight Howard and others…
— is likely to move into the top 40 all-time for career assists this season (he’s currently 64th). He averaged 783.3 per season from 2014-17, that pace would push him past Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Walt Frazier and others this year
— is currently 10th on franchise list for games played, only five games behind Phil Chenier. A full 82-game season would put Wall at fourth in franchise history and push him past guys like Jeff Malone, Gus Johnson and Brendan Haywood
— is 559 minutes away from 20,000. Only two players in franchise history have reached that mark with the team: Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes
— is 409 points from passing Unseld (10,624) for third on franchise scoring list
— is 73 steals away from 1,000
— is seven three-pointers away from passing Gilbert Arenas (868) for the most threes made in franchise history; based on his current pace, Beal could hit his 1,000thcareer three this season
— Beal could become one of only eight players to reach 1,000 threes by the end of their seventh NBA season. That list includes James Harden, Stephen Curry, Ray Allen, Klay Thompson and Damian Lillard
-is 241 three-point attempts away from passing Arenas (2,430) for most in franchise history
— is only one point away from 18,000, he should get to 19,000 this season; Howard is 383 points from passing Tracy McGrady (18,381), 824 from passing Isiah Thomas (18,822), 942 from passing Scottie Pippen (18,940)
— if he plays a full 82-game season, Howard will pass these players in career games played: Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Manu Ginobli, George Gervin and Charles Barkley
— is 79 minutes away from passing Unseld on the all-time list, with a full season he could move into the top 50 all-time for minutes played
— is 648 rebounds from passing Hakeem Olajuwon (13,748) for 14th all-time, is 669 from surpassing Unseld (13,769) for 13th; Howard has already passed Shaquille O’Neal, Barkley, Dennis Rodman, Patrick Ewing and others
— is 40 blocks away from passing Manute Bol (2,086) for 17th all-time, is 73 from passing Shawn Bradley (2,119) for 16th, is 91 from eclipsing Ben Wallace (2,137) for 15th
— is 77 threes away from 500
— is 88 threes away from 500, 13 assists away from 1,000, 174 rebounds away from 1,000 and 105 minutes away from 10,000
Pro Basketball Reference was used for this research
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The NFL’s kickers had a rough weekend with both the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings missing last-second field goals, which could have saved their teams.
If you weren’t rooting for either of these teams to win, this weekend’s struggles were quite comical, and John Wall got a kick out of it. Literally.
The Washington Wizards point guard had a good laugh at the expense of the Browns’ and Vikings’ kickers -- -- and in his Instagram story Sunday, he posted a video of himself showing off his kicking skills with the caption, “Put me in coach”.
“You see the [expletive] that’s going on today? I could get a job!” Wall says while kicking and laughing. “Far right, it’s no good!”
Looking for their first win since 2016, the Browns had the ball and trailed the New Orleans Saints, 21-18, with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter. Kicker Zane Gonzalez missed a 52-yard field goal that went wide right, and the Saints won. It was Gonzalez’s second missed field goal of the day – along with two extra points – which cost his team a total of eight points. The Browns waived him Monday.
Also Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings road game against the Green Bay Packers, Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson missed all three of his field goal attempts, including two in overtime, both of which were wide right.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby also missed an overtime field goal – though this one was wide left – and the game ended in a 29-29 tie.
Maybe John Wall should give football a shot.
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