HoopsHype Marvin Williams rumors

July 4, 2014 Updates

So Miami is concentrating on getting commitments from shooters like Anthony Morrow and Marvin Williams. But they’re not going to come cheap, either, no matter their desire to play for a contender (assuming the Big Three re-sign there). And Riles has to find players as he cocks an ear to the Midwest, and a city he thought his superstar player had left in mind and body, but which is still there, likely a stalking horse, to be sure, but one that must be taken seriously, its revenge/reunion fantasies still intact and getting oxygen as we speak. Or, write. NBA.com

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Now, it is on Riley to replenish a roster that failed in a five-game NBA Finals loss to San Antonio. As Yahoo Sports reported on Saturday, James is pursuing a full max contract extension, beginning at $20.6 million – or something slightly below. Bosh and Wade will need to take pay cuts – Wade's significant – to create the cap space for Miami to be competitive in pursuit of free agent targets that include Kyle Lowry, Luol Deng, Marcin Gortat, Trevor Ariza and Marvin Williams. Yahoo! Sports

June 29, 2014 Updates

While Bartelstein seemed more than optimistic about Hayward, an NBA source said Williams has enjoyed his time in Utah and is "open and willing" to returning to the Jazz. His being an unrestricted free agent makes things more complicated for Utah — as are various reports pegging Williams as being a wanted commodity by title contenders, such as the Miami Heat. Salt Lake Tribune

Tony Jones: Williams is an unrestricted free agent. Reports state that he is getting significant interest among the contenders Twitter @Tjonessltrib

April 18, 2014 Updates

Of the four, Williams seems the most likely to be back with the Jazz next year. Williams, who started 50 of 66 games and averaged 9.1 points and 3.8 rebounds, said he loves playing in Utah and hopes to be here next year. “I’ve said all year long, the way the Jazz organization has treated me, the way the community has treated me, I can’t imagine being anywhere else,’’ Williams said. “Obviously I understand in professional sports things happen, but I’ve made it very clear I would like to return here if possible.’’ Deseret News

March 28, 2014 Updates

At the right price, his skill set and demeanor could make him an intriguing option for the rebuilding Jazz. According to one ESPN report earlier this year, the Utah front office turned down a deadline deal that would have sent a first-round pick to the Jazz in exchange for Williams, the hope being that Williams might re-sign. "I think it would be great," Corbin said of Williams’ possible return next season. "Who knows what will happen, but he’s a great guy to have on the squad." Salt Lake Tribune

Marvin has had no talks with management about his future. But at 27, he sees himself as a potential piece in an eventual winner. "I’ve enjoyed my time here from Day 1," he said. "Obviously, we won a lot more last year, being an older ball club. This year, even though we haven’t won as many games as we’ve wanted to, it’s been fun. We’ve taken our lumps, but that’s part of the growing process. And I’ve said it before — I do believe this team will be really good in the future." Salt Lake Tribune

March 14, 2014 Updates

Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams won’t play tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers as the team awaits the results of an MRI on his lower back. Williams’ exam was originally slated for Thursday but was pushed back until Friday morning. With the results still pending, Jazz coach Ty Corbin said he would not risk playing the veteran forward. Salt Lake Tribune

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Marvin Williams, unmasked. At least that's what the Utah Jazz forward is hoping for. Williams, who broke his nose while playing against San Antonio in November, said Saturday he is planning to ditch the protective mask he's been wearing. Maybe. Possibly. Hopefully. "I don't know," he said. "I'm gonna go through a little trial period the next 48 hours. I might retire it, I'm not sure yet." Williams wore the mask in the first half and part of the second during last Friday's loss to Cleveland. However, after being subbed out at one point, he stopped on the way to the bench and handed the mask to athletic trainer Gary Briggs. "That's the only reason I took it off, the strap was kind of bothering me," Williams said. "Sometimes we have to change the lining on it so it'll stay tight," he added. "It might just have to have a new lining on it. It was kind of bothering me so I just got tired of it." Standard-Examiner

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