Player Page

Marvin Williams | Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 237
College: North Carolina
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Steve Clifford said that Marvin Williams lost 10-12 pounds this offseason.
"[Marvin is] 10-12 pounds lighter. His workouts, for a veteran player, have been exceptional," Clifford said. "He stayed here for the summer and worked with our coaches, our strength people, which I think is the best way to go. He’s really ready to have a great year." Williams is far too inconsistent to warrant a selection in standard leagues, and with the additions of Frank Kaminsky and Tyler Hansbrough to the roster, his minutes will likely trend towards the teens. Williams is only worth a look in extremely deep leagues for those eying some 3-point shooting towards the final rounds of the draft. Sep 26 - 10:15 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer speculates that Marvin Williams is going to be viewed as a small forward just as much as he is a power forward this season.

This is the second time that Bonnell has reported this, and it does make a lot of sense when you consider that Frank Kaminsky, Cody Zeller and Tyler Hansbrough are all going to be fighting for minutes at the four. Williams will likely see his minutes dip this season and should come off the bench, so he is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners eyeing 3-pointers.
Aug 21 - 1:12 PM

Hornets beat writer Rick Bonnell suggests that Marvin Williams could play "a lot more small forward" during the 2015-16 season.

Williams didn't play any small forward for coach Steve Clifford last year but it was his most common position from 2007-2012, so the 6'9" veteran wouldn't have much trouble adapting to a new role. Charlotte has Frank Kaminsky, Cody Zeller and Tyler Hansbrough all vying for minutes at PF, and even if Williams does play some SF he's unlikely to be a fantasy asset.

Marvin Williams got off to slow start when he signed with the Hornets, but his progress at the end of the season has him looking forward to growing with the team in the 2015-16 campaign.

"I feel like I finished a lot stronger than I started," Williams said. "Obviously with change, sometimes it takes a little while to get acclimated, but that’s an experience I had before in my career so it wasn’t terrible for me. I enjoyed playing here. I love Coach [Steve Clifford] and love his system. Obviously, I love my teammates and its good to be back in Charlotte as well. I’m really looking forward to next season." Williams averaged 8.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in the final 26 games of the season, but he will have a tough time duplicating that success if Cody Zeller and Noah Vonleh continue to improve.
May 10 - 11:31 AM

Marvin Williams struggled in 19 minutes on Sunday, making 1-of-3 shots to finish with four points, three rebounds and one assist.

The struggling Hornets fell behind by 20 points in the first quarter, which led coach Steve Clifford to spread minutes evenly between his starters and reserves -- Kemba Walker played a team-high 31 minutes. Williams' offense has dried up lately and the former No. 2 draft pick is a hit-or-miss option in standard leagues despite the absence of Cody Zeller (shoulder).
Apr 12 - 6:23 PM

Marvin Williams missed all five shots from the field against the Raptors on Wednesday, scoring one point at the line with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 25 minutes.

Sure, this was a brutal line on the scoring side of things, but at least he had plenty of other stats. The Hornets are probably not going to get multiple players back in the lineup the rest of the way, so expect Marvin to play more than 34 minutes in the games the Hornets aren't blown out.
Apr 8 - 9:35 PM

Marvin Williams posted another solid line for the Hornets in Friday's loss to the Pacers, scoring 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.

Williams has been producing at a solid mid-round level on a per-game basis for the past two weeks and with his schedule advantages that's been a cash cow for owners. Keep him in lineups.
Apr 3 - 10:57 PM

Marvin Williams hit 7-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block to lead the Hornets in scoring in their win over the Pistons on Wednesday.

Marvin's not the most reliable guy around, but he's scored in double figures in his last three games, and hit seven 3-pointers during that stretch. As long as Cody Zeller remains out with his shoulder injury, Williams is worth a deep-league look.
Apr 1 - 10:19 PM

Marvin Williams blocked three shots against the Celtics on Monday with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

It's not a huge line, but fantasy owners will definitely take this with the three blocks. Cody Zeller (shoulder) tried to warm up tonight, but he couldn't suit up for the game. Williams has three more games this week and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 30 - 11:09 PM

Marvin Williams played 36 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

His 14 shots from the field are the most he's had all season, so it's abundantly clear the injuries to the forward spots will be resulting in some extra shots from Marvin. He's already hitting two treys per game this month, so if he starts to hit shots on a consistent basis Marvin could be a must-start guy. Give him a look in all standard leagues with his four-game week.
Mar 28 - 9:44 PM

Marvin Williams hit 2-of-7 shots (including a three) for five points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 44 minutes in Friday's double-overtime loss to the Wizards.

Williams was already looking pretty setup with Cody Zeller still dealing with a shoulder injury, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left tonight's game and did not return after an ankle injury. The Hornets have a favorable schedule remaining and all of this adds up to being rostered in 12-team leagues.
Mar 27 - 11:28 PM

Marvin Williams played 37 minutes during Sunday's road win, scoring eight points with eight rebounds and two assists.

He shot 3-of-11 from the field with one of his makes coming beyond the arc, and he didn't turn the ball over despite his heavy playing time. The bad news is that Cody Zeller (shoulder) remains day-to-day, so Williams' starting job (and fantasy relevance) could vanish as soon as Monday's road game in Chicago.
Mar 22 - 9:37 PM

Marvin Williams played a game-high 37 minutes against the Bulls during a 101-91 win on Friday, scoring 12 points with seven rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers.

With the Hornets needing to use their bench to fill the minutes at center, Williams had a big opportunity to play at power forward. Cody Zeller (shoulder) and Al Jefferson (calf) could miss multiple games, so Marvin has a decent chance to get minutes in the upper 30s. If you want some treys at the PF spot, give him a look. It helps he has a great schedule, too.
Mar 13 - 10:44 PM

Marvin Williams had 13 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and three 3-pointers on 4-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Kings.

With Al Jefferson leaving with a potentially serious calf injury and Cody Zeller already out with a shoulder injury, Marvin could start doing some real damage. Give him a look if you have someone you want to cut.
Mar 11 - 10:27 PM

Marvin Williams is starting against the Kings on Wednesday, as expected.

Cody Zeller (shoulder) suffered his second right shoulder injury this season and could miss time. Williams hasn't been great when handed extended playing time, so he's not a great fantasy option in standard leagues.
Mar 11 - 7:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Jeremy Lamb
3Troy Daniels
4Elliot Williams
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2P.J. Hairston
3Sam Thompson
PF1Frank Kaminsky
2Marvin Williams
3Tyler Hansbrough
4Cody Zeller
C1Al Jefferson
2Spencer Hawes
3Jason Washburn