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Marvin Williams | Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 237
College: North Carolina
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Marvin Williams started at power forward and hit 8-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 19 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes of an incredible come back, overtime win against the Bucks.
Charlotte was down 74-50 in the third quarter, but came back to win the game, marking the largest come back in team history. Marvin looked really good tonight, but he's fooled us before. He's probably available in your league and is worth a flier as long as he's starting for the Hornets, and healthy. Oct 29 - 10:32 PM

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Marvin Williams had a quiet finale against the Pacers on Thursday with two points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

He had a rough preseason shooting the ball this month, but did take plenty of triples. Williams will be the stretch four this year and could be a cheaper version of Channing Frye, so owners in deep leagues can keep an eye on him.
Oct 23 - 9:42 PM

Marvin Williams (right elbow contusion) will not suit up for Monday's preseason game vs. the Hawks.

This is the first we're hearing of an elbow injury, so for now we'll be listing him as day-to-day. Williams is the starting power forward for the Hornets, but he's really not going to offer much to a fantasy squad outside of 3-point shooting. There are better players with higher upside you can target in the later rounds of drafts, so Williams is more of a deep league play at best.
Oct 20 - 6:04 PM

Marvin Williams finished Sunday's road loss with 12 points, two 3-pointers, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 28 minutes of action.

Williams' stat lines have been unusually diverse this preseason, including 1.2 triples, 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He's also shooting 38.7 percent from the field and hadn't cracked double-digits prior to Sunday's game, however, and his career-long inconsistency makes him nothing more than a late-round gamble.
Oct 19 - 10:58 PM

Marvin Williams struggled with his shot in Wednesday's start at power forward, hitting just 2-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, eight rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes.

He's going to get some serious run as long as he can stay healthy, but that doesn't necessarily mean you want to target him for your fantasy team. He's never lived up to the hype, but he's at least worth consideration as a starting power forward in the NBA
Oct 8 - 9:53 PM

Marvin Williams will start at PF for the Hornets due largely to his 3-point proficiency, after he made a career-high 1.3 triples per game with Utah last season.

Head coach Steve Clifford praised Williams' defense, but his court-spreading shooting is the main reason he's expected to start ahead of second-year big man Cody Zeller and rookie Noah Vonleh. "I’m going to make his life easy," said Hornets center Al Jefferson. "And [Williams] is sure going to make mine easy [by spreading the floor]." Williams has late-round potential but he's not a guy worth targeting in standard drafts.
Oct 5 - 11:57 PM

Coach Steve Clifford said Marvin Williams "will do a lot of the same things Josh [McRoberts] did, but in a different way."

Clifford said one of those different ways will be with his shooting. McRoberts was one of the best passing big men in the NBA last season, but Lance Stephenson should help them in that department. Williams isn't quite worth drafting in standard leagues, but just keep an eye on him for now.
Sep 30 - 8:29 PM

Marvin Williams will start at power forward for the Hornets.

It's a role he was familiar with on the Jazz and he should have similar production with the Hornets. The team is lacking some depth at power forward with Noah Vonleh (hernia) hurt and Cody Zeller struggling on offense. Williams is only worth a look in deep leagues for now.
Sep 29 - 7:23 PM

Marvin Williams will play both forward spots for the Hornets, according to coach Steve Clifford.

Clifford said he can use him as a stretch four and he could take some triples in that role. Williams had an up-and-down season in Utah, but the Hornets paid big bucks to add some depth. He's not worth targeting in most leagues.
Sep 13 - 9:44 PM

The Hornets officially signed Marvin Williams on Monday.

"We’re excited to add a player of Marvin’s caliber to our team," said Hornets GM Rich Cho. "He will be a key piece of our frontcourt rotation with his versatility and ability to play both forward positions." It appears that the Hornets will be starting Williams, but that doesn't mean that he'll be a fantasy factor in standard leagues. Williams averaged 9.3 points, 5.2 rebound, 1.2 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers as a starter for the Jazz last season.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 21 - 3:21 PM

Marvin Williams agreed to terms with the Hornets on a two-year, $14 million deal.

Teams continue to fork over serious money and the Hornets were certainly going to overpay after missing out on Gordon Hayward. He is likely going to start and the Hornets could use him as a stretch for as the game progresses. Williams hasn't been a fantasy factor in awhile if ever, so owners in standard leagues can leave him be.
Jul 12 - 7:33 PM

The Hornets are expected to focus on unrestricted free agent Marvin Williams.

The Jazz matching on Gordon Hayward was really the best news for Williams. The Hornets have enough room to sign a couple players, so Hayward's former teammate could be a backup plan behind Lance Stephenson. Charlotte wouldn't be a great landing spot for his playing time with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeff Taylor as his primary competition.
Jul 12 - 2:41 PM

The Hornets are reportedly pursuing FA F Marvin Williams, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Williams was a bit of a mess for the Jazz last season (and his entire career), but did start most of the time. The Hornets need a forward after losing Josh McRoberts, and it looks like they've got their sights set on the former No. 2 pick out of North Carolina.
Jul 8 - 8:38 PM

The Miami Heat are no longer in the mix for unrestricted free agent Marvin Williams.

Williams had met with Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra recently, but will no longer be in play for the Heat after they used their mid-level exception on Josh McRoberts. The former No. 1 overall pick averaged 9.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.3 three-pointers in 66 games with the Jazz last season and has also reportedly been in contact with the Spurs, Wizards, Hornets, Clippers, Magic, and Suns. Williams could serve as a decent late-round target in fantasy drafts if he lands in the right situation, but he's not a player that owners should be targeting.
Jul 8 - 1:03 PM

Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra reportedly flew out to North Carolina to meet with unrestricted free agent Marvin Williams on Saturday.

That's an interesting development, but Marvin Williams just doesn't seem like the type of big name free agent that would lure LeBron James back to Miami. Williams has also been in contact with the Spurs, Wizards, Hornets, Clippers, Magic, and Suns. He averaged 9.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.3 three-pointers through 66 games with the Jazz last season.
Jul 6 - 1:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Gerald Henderson
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell