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Marvin Williams
Marvin Williams
Position: F
Born: 06/19/86
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.5 kg.
Salary: $7,000,000
“The second I walked in to watch Chris Paul play, there was no doubt in my mind he was ridiculously special,” Ainge says. “I saw him play at Duke, as a freshman for Wake Forest, and he did not have a good game. It was just his talent level — athletic, smart, tough, physical. He was just confident in what he was doing, in spite of the fact that he wasn’t making shots and everything else. There was just something about him, that he put a smile on my face as I watched them play.” In 2005, Ainge tried to trade Pierce to Portland for the No. 3 pick in order to draft Paul. The trade fell apart and Paul went No. 4 to New Orleans, behind Andrew Bogut, Marvin Williams and Deron Williams. “Chris Paul was clearly the No. 1 pick in the draft that year, in my mind,” says Ainge. “I was very confident in spite of my own staff, in spite of my own coaches and my own people not sharing that opinion.”

Hornets interested in Joe Johnson

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The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets have restarted trade discussions, this time focused on guard Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Nets are discussing a larger package that would likely include guards Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson and forward Marvin Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Clifford recently called his team “tiny” in describing their tendency to give up offensive rebounds at the worst times. The McRoberts-to-Williams tradeoff did not help in that regard. That does not mean, however, that the coach is displeased with Williams’ performance. “This is a bigger adjustment for him” because of the position shift, Clifford said. “In his last stop he played the (power forward) spot, but that’s a different system. He’s been a (small forward) his whole career. “His basketball IQ is very good and he has a high skill level.”
In his third NBA season with the Atlanta Hawks, Williams treated taking a 3-pointer as a last resort. Or whatever comes beyond a last resort, like a necessary evil. “When I took them, I’d shoot in the upper 20s (in percentage), and coach (Mike) Woodson would get on Josh (Smith) and me about taking them,” Williams said. “My third or fourth year in the league I took like 10 3s (1-of-10 the 2007-08 season), and they were all literally as the (shot) clock was running out.”
Williams, who left North Carolina after his freshman year, has taken classes in Chapel Hill nine straight summers. His news conference Monday was pushed back to 4 p.m. because he had been in class. He’s two days from a degree in African American Studies. Williams is scheduled to walk the stage in December. I know an African American Studies degree at North Carolina will prompt laughs. That nine summers were required to graduate, summers he could have been spending his time elsewhere, suggests Williams earned his degree.
The former Jazz forward agreed to terms with Charlotte — two years for $14 million, per Yahoo Sports — and Lindsey couldn’t be happier. “We’re just ecstatic for Marvin,” Lindsey said. Williams spent the past two seasons in Utah after being traded from his original NBA team, Atlanta, in 2012. The 28-year-old, who was the No. 2 pick of the 2005 draft, averaged 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds this past season while playing a stretch-four role for the Jazz.