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Marvin Williams | Forward | #2

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 237
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (2) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Marvin Williams (left finger) will not play on Thursday.
He's almost certainly out for the preseason and is questionable to play in the opener. For Thursday night, we'll get a long at Frank Kaminsky at power forward and it'll be interesting to see if Michael Kidd-Gilchrist plays some four. Williams is still a solid late-round pick and he's going to slide even more now. Oct 19 - 7:18 PM

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Marvin Williams has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of his left middle finger and he will be re-evaluated on October 25.

This obviously ends Williams' preseason run, but it's worth noting that this injury is to his non-shooting hand and head coach Steve Clifford said that there's a "good chance" Williams will be able to suit up for the Hornets' regular-season opener on Oct 26. Despite having a top-50 season last year, Williams has an ADP of 106.6 in Yahoo leagues, so you don't need to target him until the later rounds if you want him. If his absence extends into the regular season, Frank Kaminsky will benefit most.
Oct 19 - 1:39 PM

Marvin Williams was diagnosed with a left middle finger sprain and will not return to Monday's game vs. the Bulls.

Frank Kaminsky started the second half in place of Williams. We'd like to think that the Hornets are just being cautious here, but they are running some tests on him and he's still in the locker room. The stretch four averaged 11.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and a career-best 1.9 3-pointers on 45 percent shooting last season. We'll have another update soon.
Oct 17 - 9:30 PM

Marvin Williams made 1-of-7 from the field for 11 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes on Monday.

He made all nine attempts from the line for an uncharacteristic scoring output. Williams is likely going to play almost all of his minutes at the four as he looks to build off his breakout season. The demand is low for him, so feel free to pounce on him later in fantasy drafts.
Oct 10 - 10:12 PM

Marvin Williams (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Celtics.

Frank Kaminsky, who has much to prove this preseason, should get plenty of run without Williams in the lineup.
Oct 8 - 2:07 PM

Coach Steve Clifford wants to play as much one-in, four-out lineups as possible.

In other words, he wants one big man and shooters on the outside. Reading between the lines here, that sounds really good for Marvin Williams, who just cashed in on a four-year, $54.5 million deal. Last year, Williams was one of the biggest surprises of the NBA, turning in a career-high 58.5 true shooting percentage over 81 games. Fantasy owners seem to perpetually doubt him after disappointing for so long, so he's a really nice value pick in the late rounds.
Sep 24 - 10:53 PM

Unrestricted free agent Marvin Williams has agreed to a four-year, $54.5 million deal with the Hornets.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams turned down deals in the $15 million per season range because he loved playing in Charlotte. Williams is coming off an awesome year with career-highs 58.5 true shooting percentage and 12.2 rebound rate. He'll be starting again, but he'll have his hands full to repeat his outstanding 2015-16 season. The fourth year of his deal is a player option.
Jul 2 - 5:37 PM

The Nets have fallen out of the running for unrestricted free agent Marvin Williams.

That means he should be heading back to Charlotte. Williams had his best year as a pro with a career high in efficiency, averaging 11.7 points, 6.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.9 treys. As long as he plays as well as last year, he should be a solid target in fantasy drafts.
Jul 2 - 4:06 PM

The Nets pursuit of unrestricted free agent Marvin Williams is the biggest hurdle for the Hornets to re-sign him.

The Nets have a ton of money and have to spend it on someone. They also are in dire straits for a power forward, so Williams addresses a need. If the Nets do get Marvin, that would be two key rotation pieces coming from Charlotte with the Jeremy Lin deal from Friday.
Jul 2 - 2:31 PM

According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Marvin Williams has several suitors and the Wolves are one of them.

Williams is now the Hornets' No. 1 priority after re-signing Nicolas Batum on Friday, and they're actively trying to re-sign the stretch four. The Wolves have been linked to a number of bigs in recent days including Pau Gasol, so it's not a surprise that they're intrigued by Williams. The 30-year-old forward averaged 11.7 points, 6.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.9 3-pointers last season.
Jul 2 - 11:28 AM

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Hornets are actively trying to re-sign Marvin Williams.

The Hornets were able to re-sign Nicolas Batum to a five-year deal, and with Jeremy Lin moving onto Brooklyn, Williams is now the No. 1 priority for Charlotte. Al Jefferson is expected to sign with the Pacers, so the Hornets will have plenty of cap space to negotiate a deal for the stretch four. Williams posted averages of 11.7 points, 6.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.9 3-pointers in Charlotte last season.
Jul 1 - 12:23 PM

The Hornets are looking to re-sign Marvin Williams, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

It makes plenty of sense given Williams enjoyed a breakout season that featured consistent production under Steve Clifford, and the veteran is a nice presence in the locker room for a team that is undoubtedly still growing. However, it's unclear how Williams' role could change with a healthy Michael Kidd-Gilchrist if Nicolas Batum returns as Frank Kaminsky is also in the mix for minutes at the four.
Source: ESPN
Jun 27 - 1:32 PM

Marvin Williams said in his exit interview that he wants to return to Charlotte next season.

The forward is coming off a solid season with averages of 11.7 points, 6.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.9 3-pointers, so his price won't be cheap in free agency. "There’s no question that I want to return," Williams said. "Obviously anything can happen in free agency. It’s basketball and there is a business side as well, but I will let it be known right now that I do want to return and play with these guys. I want to play for Coach [Steve Clifford] again."
May 15 - 9:25 AM

Marvin Williams, who will become an unrestricted free agent, made it clear that he wants to remain with the Hornets.

"There's no question," Williams said. "I want to return. I'll let it be known right now this is the most fun I've had in a season." The veteran enjoyed a year in which he finally found consistency under Steve Clifford, averaging 11.7 points while posting career-high marks in rebounds (6.4), blocks (1.0), 3-pointers made (1.9) and 3-point percentage (40.2).
May 2 - 11:13 AM

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that Marvin Williams played through an elbow injury during the series against the Heat.

That explains a lot. Williams scored just five points on 1-of-3 shooting in Sunday's Game 7 loss with five rebounds in 33 minutes, and he was averaging just 5.2 points on 27.1 percent shooting in the previous six games. Williams deserves a pass for playing through the injury, but it would've been nice to get a heads up from the Hornets a lot earlier. Regardless, Williams was one of the most improved players in the NBA this season and could get a significant raise when he hits free agency this summer.
May 1 - 3:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Ramon Sessions
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Marco Belinelli
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Christian Wood
C1Roy Hibbert
2Cody Zeller
3Spencer Hawes