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Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.5 kg.
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.5 kg.
“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 forward Marvin Williams has been diagnosed with a concussion and a broken nose. He sustained both injures in the second quarter of the team’s game Saturday vs. New York and did not return. Williams cannot return to practice or game action until he passes the NBA concussion protocol.
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.
hornets: A big congratulations to Hornets forward Marvin Williams. Williams spent the last 10 years going back to school every offseason to complete his degree and walked in UNC’s Winter Commencement this past Sunday! Photo via @mg1nyard
Danny Green: Huge shout out to the homie Marvin Williams for graduating today! It’s an honor to call you a friend… instagram.com/p/wmrwe3y64C/
Rusty Simmons: Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said Marvin Williams (shoulder) is out tonight vs. the Warriors.
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.”
Clifford needs the 3-point range Williams provides. But that’s not the only reason he’s a Hornet. “Marvin is a very good defender, both individual defense – pick-and-roll defense – and he’s got the reaction (time) to play good team defense,” Clifford said. “He’s a smart player – when he’s open, he shoots; when he’s not, he passes.”
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.
Jonathan Rinehart: Can’t say enough good things about Marvin Williams. Total class act who was a pleasure to work with. My loss is @mcristaldi ’s gain.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Marvin Williams. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re excited to add a player of Marvin’s caliber to our team,” Cho said. “He will be a key piece of our frontcourt rotation with his versatility and ability to play both forward positions.”
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.
Marc J. Spears: Marvin Williams agrees to two-year, $14 million deal with Hornets, source tells Yahoo. Fully guaranteed, no option.
Rick Bonnell: Re @Adrian Wojnarowski report concerning Marvin Williams: He is coming to Charlotte for a visit.
The Jazz still value Williams and haven’t given up hope of re-signing him, but his desire for contract security may exceed what Utah’s willing to pay, sources said.
The Hornets and Williams have discussed parameters of a deal, but no agreement is imminent, sources told Yahoo Sports.
After losing free agent Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets are pursuing free agent Marvin Williams to take over the power forward slot, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Alex Kennedy: No surprise, but Miami is no longer in the mix for Marvin Williams after using MLE on Josh McRoberts. Miami had met with Williams recently.
Sources say that Pau Gasol, Luol Deng, Marvin Williams and Anthony Morrow are among the other free agents that Riley and Spoelstra have chased. But Miami — provided that it can successfully re-sign James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade — have only limited funds available now to pursue the likes of Williams and Morrow for additional outside shooting.
Marc J. Spears: Heat prez Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra flew to NC to meet with Jazz free agent forward Marvin Williams yesterday, a source told Yahoo.