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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: $12,250,000
But the players see the reasoning in this, even an 11-season veteran like Williams, who is used to being up most of the night on in-season flights. “It’s everything to get a good night’s rest,” Williams said. “Cliff is a big proponent of keeping guys rested. We might not practice as much as some teams to save our bodies” for games. “There is a huge difference between going to bed at 12 (midnight) and 4 in the morning. There are four or five us who stay up on a plane ride no matter how late it is. You might get into a city at 3 a.m., and then your body doesn’t really shut down until 5 a.m. “It’s tough when you have to play the next night.”
“I can’t say enough about how much this team needs Nic Batum,” power forward Marvin Williams said Thursday after practice. “Not only offensively what he brings to the table for himself and the rest of us, but defensively as well. He’s such a smart player, such a great player, on both ends of the floor. When you (lose) a guy like that, who does so many things, the team does struggle a little bit in his absence. If he’s back out there, it will make a huge difference.”
Most people that age would take eight figures’ worth of salary and kiss college goodbye forever. Williams did not. He continued to pursue his degree. “It took me 10 summers,” Williams told Basketball Insiders. “I only had one year of academics under my belt when I left Chapel Hill [in 2005], so it literally took me 10 summers to finish.” In other words, Williams started his summer courses in 2005 after declaring for the NBA Draft, was then the second overall selection in late June, and went ahead and finished up his coursework before beginning his rookie campaign in Atlanta. “I didn’t waste any time,” he chuckled, remembering that hectic time in his life. “I know myself well enough to know that if I would have stepped away for just even a semester, it would have been more difficult to go back. So I just hung straight in there and kept going.”