HoopsHype Marvin Williams rumors

February 21, 2012 Updates
February 20, 2012 Updates

Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams missed Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a death in his family. Coach Larry Drew says he's not sure if it was an immediate family member or not. He was not sure, either, when Williams would rejoin the team and would not say where he traveled to. Williams is averaging 9.6 points. ESPN.com

January 14, 2012 Updates

The Hawks could get Marvin Williams back for tonight’s game against the Timberwolves. The return of Tracy McGrady won’t come until at least Monday. Williams missed the past three games with a sprained left ankle. The forward took part in the team’s shoot-around Saturday morning and will participate in pre-game warm-ups before a final decision is made. “I’m doing much better,” Williams said. “I’m pretty optimistic about tonight. I will come out and warm up but I’m pretty sure I will give it a go.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 1, 2011 Updates
November 29, 2011 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks are another team that could offer New Orleans an enticing package of, say, Marvin Williams and Jeff Teague. It’s not known whether Paul would consider signing an extension with the Hawks but he is known to be fond of the city of Atlanta. ESPN.com

November 16, 2011 Updates

The NBA lockout is starting to weigh on Marvin Williams. The seventh-year small forward for the Atlanta Hawks is having some trouble passing the time. He's even taken up tennis. "I'm awful," said Williams, who was a high school All-American at Bremerton. Kitsap Sun

The recovery required a lot of down time. Williams was allowed to take walks and that was it. His doctor didn't even want him going up and down the stairs in his house. "I had never been inactive for that period of time," Williams said. Kitsap Sun

October 31, 2011 Updates

Sources with knowledge of the Hawks' thinking insist that the team isn't ready to give up on (Marvin) Williams. Atlanta apparently still thinks that, at worst, it can deal him away, despite the Hawks' inability to find any sort of trade market for Williams up to now. The fact that Atlanta's ownership situation remains highly unsettled, thanks to the latest revelations about Alex Meruelo's attempt to buy the franchise potentially collapsing, might also buy Williams some more time in the ATL. ESPN.com

July 16, 2011 Updates

Stephen Curry, Jarrett Jack, Marvin Williams, Jodie Meeks, Ekpe Udoh, Chris Singleton, Jon Leuer and many others are trading their playbooks for textbooks. Other players, such as Derrick Williams and Brandon Knight, haven't started the process but are considering re-enrolling at their respective schools. "I have to get that degree," said Udoh, who is currently chipping away at the final 14 hours of his undergraduate degree at Baylor University. HoopsWorld

June 8, 2011 Updates

Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams has undergone minor surgery on his lower back to alleviate the pain from a bulging disk. The outpatient procedure was performed Wednesday at Peachtree Orthopedic Clinics in Atlanta. The team says Williams walked out of the facility on his own and should be able to resume full basketball activities in six to eight weeks. Williams was slowed by back problems in 2008-09. This season, he missed 11 games after landing hard on his back attempting to make a steal in a December game against the Golden State Warriors. ESPN.com

Marc J. Spears: Hawks say Marvin Williams had a discectomy on his lower back today to alleviate an isolated bulging disc. He is expected to be out 6-8 weeks Twitter

April 6, 2011 Updates

The Hawks presented Marvin Williams with the Jason Collier Memorial Trophy in a pregame ceremony. The award, named in honor of the former Hawks center who died in 2005, is given to the player who "best exemplifies the characteristics Collier displayed off the court as a community ambassador." Williams is a member of the Special Olympics Georgia Honorary Board. He also has supported Hawks Adopt-a-Family program and the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 22, 2011 Updates

The Hawks are trying hard to rid themselves of the three years and $23.2 million left on Marvin Williams’ contract after this season. “For what he makes, it’s a tough sell,” said one NBA coach whose team desires a forward who can score the ball. Yahoo! Sports

The Hawks are trying hard to rid themselves of the three years and $23.2 million left on Marvin Williams’(notes) contract after this season. “For what he makes, it’s a tough sell,” said one NBA coach whose team desires a forward who can score the ball. Yahoo! Sports

February 19, 2011 Updates
January 31, 2011 Updates

Hawks forward Marvin Williams said he doesn't expect any carryover from his scuffle with Knicks counterpart Shawne Williams when the teams meet again in a couple weeks. But coach Larry Drew thinks the fracas with New York on Friday could have some positive effects on the perception of his team's toughness. "I really do," Drew said. "I don't condone fighting in any shape, form or fashion. But I know this is a game where emotions do get high. The one thing as a team, you don't want to be labeled a 'soft' team. ... You don't want to be put into a situation where you feel things got tough and you backed away because that [reputation] will carry around the league." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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