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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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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

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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

Marvin Williams missed all seven shots from the field against the Heat on Friday with four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

After turning in his best year of his career, Williams is falling on his face in the playoffs. He's made just 27.1 percent from the field in this series as one of the most disappointing players in the postseason. He's turned in worse fantasy output on the road, so it won't be easy to trust him in DFS in Game 7.
Apr 29 - 11:17 PM

Marvin Williams found some traction in Game 5 with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, eight rebounds, three steals, three 3-pointers, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

The Hornets came into the playoffs as the league's fourth-leading team in 3-pointers per game, but in Games 1-4 vs. Miami they were a collective 16-of-67 from downtown. They finally found the range tonight and that was the difference in the game, as they hit 50.0 percent of their 3-pointers including a late barrage in the fourth quarter. Williams was having a nightmare series prior to this game, shooting 19.4 percent from the field, so hopefully this eruption will carry over to Friday's game in Charlotte.
Apr 27 - 10:53 PM

Marvin Williams missed all five shots from the field and didn't go to the line for a scoreless game against the Heat on Monday.

He had a nice double-double in Game 3, but he's been terrible in the other three games. In fact, Williams has made just 1-of-22 from the field and missed both free throws to give him a microscopic 4.8 true shooting percentage. The minutes are there, so he's a decent tournament option in DFS.
Apr 25 - 10:13 PM

Marvin Williams snapped out of a putrid slump during a win on Saturday, making 5-of-9 from the field for 12 points with 14 rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He was 1-of-17 from the field and missed both free throws in the first two games, which gives him an unfathomably bad 5.6 true shooting percentage. However, Williams pulled down a playoff career-high 14 boards and looked better as a small forward on offense. He might be back now.
Apr 23 - 8:54 PM

Marvin Williams failed to score in 29 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 0-of-10 from the field with six rebounds, and he's now a combined 1-of-17 from the field through two playoff games.

Charlotte relied heavily on 3-point shooting this season but they were just 1-of-16 beyond the arc tonight -- it's not a coincidence that Miami allowed the third-fewest 3-point makes this season. Williams has had two nightmare games to open the playoffs and he'll need to start knocking down shots for Charlotte to erase their 2-0 series deficit.
Apr 20 - 9:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Ramon Sessions
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
5Andrew Andrews
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Marco Belinelli
3Treveon Graham
4Rasheed Sulaimon
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Perry Ellis
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Christian Wood
C1Cody Zeller
2Roy Hibbert
3Spencer Hawes
4Mike Tobey