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Marvin Williams | Forward | #2

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 237
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (2) / ATL
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Marvin Williams sputtered in 29 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 1-of-6 shots for four points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and two turnovers.
Williams came in averaging 16.0 points on 53.3% shooting in his previous three games, including 3.0 triples per game. He never found a rhythm tonight, however, and the Rockets defense made a point of closing out on him at the 3-point line -- it's easy to forget that Houston has the sixth-best defensive rating in the NBA this season. Look for Williams to get back on track vs. Miami on Friday. Dec 14 - 1:29 AM

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Marvin Williams hit 5-of-8 shots and four 3-pointers for season-high 18 points, seven rebounds and two assists in Monday's 116-103 win over the Thunder.

Even with Frank Kaminsky back in action tonight, Marvin stayed hot and played well. He's scored in double figures in three straight games, setting a season high in two of them, and has knocked down nine 3-pointers over that stretch. With Cody Zeller out after knee surgery, Marvin may be ready to keep it going, so give him a look If you need a forward who can board and hit threes.
Dec 11 - 11:07 PM

Marvin Williams scored a season-high 17 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

Like he has all season, he put up solid efficiency in this game with a 71.5 TS%, but he continues to have a tiny usage rate at just 13.7 today -- it's just 13.2 on the year. The Hornets are probably going to have to play him some very high minutes with Cody Zeller (knee) and Frank Kaminsky (ankle) out, so expect Williams to put up some noteworthy numbers. He's still be a top-100 player in standard leagues and should be owned. Don't forget, he was lights out in the last half of the 2016-17 season.
Dec 9 - 1:16 AM

Marvin Williams scored seven points with five rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

He just isn't getting looks on offense with a 13.1 usage rate, which is way too low for a guy with a 61.3 TS%. In fact, Marvin Williams doesn't even have a single game with a usage rate of at least 20.0 this season with his highest coming in at just 19.0 back on Oct. 23. Even with the low usage, he's still just chugging along as he flirts with top-100 value in standard leagues. He should be owned in standard leagues and his value could go up with Frank Kaminsky (ankle) and Cody Zeller (knee) getting hurt today.
Dec 6 - 11:56 PM

Marvin Williams had another forgettable night on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer in just 20 minutes of action.

Williams' 44.3 percent mark from downtown is a career-high, and he's a combined 7-of-11 from deep (63.6%) over the past three games, but that's where the good news ends. He's averaging 23.0 minutes in that span, and quickly gave way to Frank Kaminsky (18 points, seven boards) vs. Toronto tonight. Marvin has been worth owning in 12-team leagues on the season, so we'd give him another week before making any moves.
Nov 30 - 12:28 AM

Marvin Williams scored 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and five 3-pointers in 29 minutes vs. the Cavaliers on Friday.

This was his second solid game since his two-point dud on Nov. 20. Williams has been all over the place this season, but might be ready to go on a run after hitting 5-of-9 shots. It also helps his case that Frank Kaminsky was a no-show with zero points in 14 minutes. If you want to take a flier on Williams, he does have a proven track record of success after posting top-70 value in 9-category leagues last season.
Nov 24 - 11:17 PM

Marvin Williams missed all five of his shots and finished Monday's win with two points, two rebounds, three assists and nothing else in 25 minutes.

He was iffy coming in with a quad contusion and didn't play well at all. He's been disappointing all season and is not a must-own fantasy player, especially now that the Hornets are getting healthy.
Nov 20 - 10:28 PM

Marvin Williams (quad contusion) went through the morning shootaround on Monday.

He's listed as probable to face the Wolves, but we'll have to wait until after warmups before we get the official word. If Williams can't play, Frank Kaminsky would get a lot of burn, and we could see Cody Zeller play some PF as well. Williams has been a disappointment this season as his counting stats are down across the board with 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 triples, 0.7 blocks and 0.5 steals.
Nov 20 - 11:22 AM

Marvin Williams couldn't turn his season around on Friday vs. the Rockets with three points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

Maybe he's losing confidence, as Williams only attempted three shots on the night. Williams was averaging 6.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 triples in his previous four games, and while he did have a strong finish to the 2017-18 season, he may find himself on a lot of waiver wires this week.
Oct 27 - 10:48 PM

Marvin Williams' quiet start to the season continued on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer.

Williams made 4-of-6 shots and could have done more, but he only played 21 minutes tonight -- Frank Kaminsky got hot with 20 points in 28 minutes, and even Johnny O'Bryant logged 20 minutes off the bench. We can't fault owners for benching Marvin until his production and playing time stabilize.
Oct 25 - 10:50 PM

Marvin Williams hit just 3-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for nine points, zero rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes on Monday.

Williams has now hit just 5-of-21 shots (24%) of his shots from the floor this season and scored a total of 16 points through three games. Frank Kaminsky has been on fire for two straight games and looks like a better player to use right now, but keep in mind Williams got off to a slow start last year too, before turning things around.
Oct 23 - 10:41 PM

Marvin Williams finished scoreless in 16 minutes vs. the Hawks on Friday.

It's been a rough start for Williams, as he was held to seven points in 27 minutes in the season opener. As for this game, Williams missed all six shots from the field and added just three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Frank Kaminsky was on fire with 21 points and Williams hasn't been getting minutes at the three with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) away from the team, so this could become a timeshare at power forward. Williams started really slow last season before his big finish, so just bench him until he heats up.
Oct 20 - 10:33 PM

Marvin Williams scored 11 points with three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Mavs on Friday.

With Dwight Howard filling the paint and Nicolas Batum (elbow) out, the Hornets will really need Williams out there knocking down treys. He was an early-round value for the second half last year, but he'll always slide in drafts because fantasy owners inherently don't buy Williams. Pounce on him after the breakout candidates are gone.
Oct 13 - 8:39 PM

Steve Clifford said that Marvin Williams will play some small forward this season while Nicolas Batum (elbow) is on the sidelines.

This is good news for Williams' fantasy outlook as he could see a slight uptick in minutes from last year's 30.2 minutes per game average. The 31-year-old got off to a semi-slow start last season, but he had a strong second half with averages of 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 triples, 1.1 blocks and just 0.9 turnovers per contest, which was good enough for top-40 value in 9-cat leagues. He's not the most attractive draft day target, but he'll make for a nice value pick towards the later rounds.
Oct 9 - 2:59 PM

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Marvin Williams will play fewer minutes tonight in favor of young players.

The Hornets have been eliminated from the playoffs, so are understandably more focused on getting a look at guys on their bench than pushing their vets. Avoid Williams in DFS formats.
Apr 11 - 7:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Julyan Stone
4Marcus Paige
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Malik Monk
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Dwayne Bacon
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Johnny O'Bryant
C1Dwight Howard
2Cody Zeller