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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
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Marvin Williams (knee) will be out until at least Wednesday's game against the Pistons.
That means he's out Monday against the Mavs. Williams could still miss additional time beyond Wednesday due to the bone bruise in his knee. The Hornets would sure like to see Frank Kaminsky get out of his brutal slump, but he's still worth a look in fantasy. Dec 3 - 6:05 PM

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Marvin Williams (knee) is still out for Saturday against the Wolves.

He is expected to be re-evaluated this weekend to check on the progress of his bone bruise. Williams was having a rough season before the injury with only a 33.6 field goal percentage, but Frank Kaminsky has been even worse since Williams went down. Kaminsky should still play a lot while Spencer Hawes did see some extra time on Wednesday.
Dec 2 - 4:38 PM

An MRI on Saturday revealed Marvin Williams (left knee) has a bone bruise and he will be re-evaluated in one week.

There is no structural damage to his ligaments, so it's possible Williams can make it back shortly after the one week. After arguably a career year last season, Williams is off to a bad start with only 9.9 points per game on only 33.6 percent from the field this season. He may he on the chopping block in shallow leagues. Meanwhile, Frank Kaminsky is worth owning in standard leagues while Marco Belinelli should benefit with the Hornets going smaller more often and needing another shooter out there.
Nov 26 - 4:37 PM

Marvin Williams (left knee) is doubtful to play against the Knicks on Saturday.

There is no need to play him on the second night of a back-to-back. The Hornets won't have a shootaround tomorrow morning, so we won't get an official word until Saturday evening. The Hornets do have some depth, but it'll be Frank Kaminsky getting a big bump. Kaminsky should be owned in standard leagues right now.
Nov 25 - 11:28 PM

Marvin Williams has suffered a hyper-extended left knee and will not return on Friday.

He's almost certainly going to be re-evaluated after what looked to be a painful injury. Williams had a tough time going to the locker room and was ruled out about 20 minutes after the injury. If Williams needs to miss Saturday's game against the Knicks, Frank Kaminsky would get the start and have a big boost in fantasy value. He's a speculative add in standard leagues.
Nov 25 - 9:20 PM

Marvin Williams (left knee) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Friday against the Knicks.

He collided with Kristaps Porzingis under the basket and had an awkward landing. Williams tried to walk it off for a few steps, but was in pain after that. He continued to be in pain and eventually sat down on the floor next to the bench. Williams was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, but he could be out for tonight. If he's going to miss time, that would make Frank Kaminsky a very attractive pickup in most leagues.
Nov 25 - 9:00 PM

Marvin Williams made 4-of-6 shots including two 3-pointers on Wednesday, finishing with 10 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

Williams came in shooting just 31.2 percent from the field, easily a career-worst. He wasn't very involved tonight, but at least his attempts were on the mark. If he was cut in your league due to his horrid shooting, don't hesitate to pick him up -- it's only a matter of time before he resumes posting top-100 value.
Nov 23 - 10:24 PM

Marvin Williams missed all six of his shots and failed to score in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies, and added just three rebounds, one assist and nothing else.

Yuck. His shot has been nothing short of broken lately, as he's hit just 13-of-52 shots over his last five games. He'll get it figured out, but with Frank Kaminsky starting to come on, Marvin could lose his starting gig at some point. Kaminsky hurt his ankle tonight and Cody Zeller is dealing with a shoulder injury, so Williams should be safe in the short term, but if he doesn't get it going soon, Kaminsky could steal his job.
Nov 21 - 10:58 PM

Marvin Williams shot 1-of-9 from the field on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, scoring six points with one rebound, one assist and one block in 23 minutes.

Brutal. This brings his FG percentage to just 33.9 percent on the season. He was holding onto value by hitting 2.6 treys per game prior to Tuesday, but he missed all five of his attempts tonight. He has too much upside to cut, but benching him until he turns things around would make sense.
Nov 15 - 11:16 PM

Marvin Williams finally had a semi-efficient outing during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, scoring 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with three 3-pointers, six rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes.

Williams’ usage rate has jumped to 18.1 this season (up from 16.9 last year), but his field goal percentage has been brutal during the early goings of the season with him connecting on just 35.9 percent of his shot attempts. He's a career 44.4 percent shooter, so the odds are in his favor of him eventually sorting this out, and perhaps tonight's 6-of-13 shooting performance is a sign of what's to come. Still, him having another top-50 season seems unlikely.
Nov 13 - 6:39 PM

Marvin Williams shot 3-of-15 from the field in Friday's loss to Toronto, scoring 10 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples in 35 minutes.

This was his second double-double of the season and his third game in a row with double-digit points, but he's COLD right now. His shooting percentage for the season is now sitting at 35.1 percent through eight games, so unless you're desperate for 3-pointers, it makes sense to bench him until he turns it around.
Nov 11 - 10:16 PM

Marvin Williams (illness) played just 19 minutes on Monday vs. the Pacers, scoring 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with four rebounds and two 3-pointers.

Coach Steve Clifford said before the game that Williams' minutes would be limited, but the blowout had a lot to do with the low playing time as well. Williams was shooting 32.1 percent from the field prior to Monday, so at least he improved slightly in this one. He will likely see his normal workload on Wednesday vs. the Jazz.
Nov 7 - 9:36 PM

Marvin Williams (illness) will start Monday vs. the Pacers.

He missed Sunday's practice with a viral infection, but he'll give it all he's got tonight. Williams has been struggling with his shot to begin the year, connecting on just 32.1 percent of his shot attempts, and head coach Steve Clifford acknowledged he might not play his normal minutes tonight making him an unattractive DFS option.
Nov 7 - 5:18 PM

Marvin Williams is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers due to a viral infection.

He sat out of Sunday's practice, but we'll know more after Monday's morning shootaround. Williams is off to a rough start to the season and is shooting just 32.1 percent from the field, so he belongs on fantasy benches until he turns things around. Frank Kaminsky would get a nice boost if Williams sits, while Michael Kiid-Gilchrist would play some four.
Nov 6 - 12:12 PM

Marvin Williams scored six points on 2-of-13 shooting in Friday's win over the Nets, adding four rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He started 0-of-9 from the field but hit a couple of huge 3-pointers down the stretch. Williams has noticeably cooled off since his strong showing in the 2015-16 season, and he entered Friday's contest shooting just 37.5 percent from the field. It's very difficult to trust him in fantasy lineups right now.
Nov 4 - 10:56 PM

Depth Charts

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