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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 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

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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

Marvin Williams has been talking to the Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clippers, Magic and Suns.

He's said he'd like to stay in Utah, but the somewhat thin small-forward market should create some demand for Williams. He is coming off a heel injury from last season and never really got it going, but the Jazz used him as a stretch four throughout the year.
Jul 4 - 6:08 PM

Marvin Williams "loves Utah and really wants to be with the Jazz" and the team is expected to meet with him on Tuesday, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

The Jazz do not need Williams as much as they did last week with a fine draft pick in Rodney Hood at 23 on Thursday. Williams had a tough time staying healthy, only 25.5 percent of his buckets came unassisted, and only had four makes in isolation (Synergy) last season. Teams probably won't be too eager to sign him until the small-forward well dries up.
Jul 1 - 10:23 AM

The Jazz are expected to meet with free agent Marvin Williams on Tuesday, but he's also drawing "significant interest" from teams with championship aspirations.

Williams is 6'9" and has the ability to stretch the court (35.9 percent from deep last season), and he's unlikely to command a large annual salary. That makes him an appealing target for teams attempting to improve their bench cheaply, and we should learn exactly which teams are interested soon after free agency begins on July 1.
Jun 29 - 4:49 PM

Marvin Williams (knee) will not play against the Lakers on Monday.

He was doubtful to play all day and is on the inactive list. Williams is likely not going to come back on Wednesday and can be cut in all fantasy leagues. The Jazz will start Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.
Apr 14 - 8:23 PM

Marvin Williams (knee) is doubtful to play against the Lakers on Monday.

He missed shootaround and is likely out for the season. This game has major implications for ping-pong balls and there's little reason to think Williams will be out there. The Jazz started Alec Burks on Saturday and will likely do so again.
Apr 14 - 4:12 PM

Marvin Williams (knee) will not play on Friday night.

He's been dealing with some knee pain and he's likely out for the season. Enes Kanter should be good to go agains the Blazers and is basically a must-start option.
Apr 11 - 8:20 PM

Marvin Williams will sit out Thursday's practice and is doubtful for Friday's game with a bruised left knee.

This is good news for Enes Kanter, who should be in the starting lineup with Marvin in street clothes. Kanter had a big game on Wednesday with 15 points and 19 boards.
Apr 10 - 11:48 AM

Marvin Williams left Tuesday's game and will not return after aggravating his left knee injury.

Give Marvin credit for trying to power through it, although we still don't understand why he was starting (again) over Enes Kanter. Williams is day-to-day.
Apr 8 - 9:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Noah Vonleh
4D.J. White
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo