HoopsHype Marvin Williams rumors

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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.” Charlotte Observer

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.” Charlotte Observer

July 22, 2014 Updates

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. Charlotte Observer

July 21, 2014 Updates

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.” NBA.com

July 13, 2014 Updates

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. Deseret News

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