According to Marc Spears of Yahoo.com the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal with free agent forward Marvin Williams. Williams spent the past two years with the Utah Jazz (his first year with Al Jefferson) after spending his first seven with the Atlanta Hawks. He’s averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds and 34% from beyond the arc in his career.
It was no secret the Hornets were in hot pursuit of the former Tar Heel and #2 overall draft selection. He fills a role vacated by Josh McRoberts after he left for the Miami Heat in free agency.
Williams started his career as a “tweener” but his three point shooting steadily improved and he carved out a quiet career as a dependable stretch-four. The Hornets have to hope he can provide some veteran leadership and stability to a power forward position that boasts first year veteran Cody Zeller and rookie Noah Vonleh. Williams’ $7 million/year is on par with what he’s averaged over his career.
Doug and Spencer spoke with Utah Jazz blogger Amar Smith earlier this week about what Marvin’s strengths and weaknesses are, take a listen.