In Milwaukee, Williams is already getting consistent playing time with about 17 minutes per game. Mid-season signings rarely make significant impacts for their new teams but so far Williams is showing a lot of promise to be an exception. Soon to be 34-years-old, proving he can contribute on a contending team will improve his stock in free agency. He was going to be on an NBA franchise next season even if he finished this season in Charlotte, but this opportunity in Milwaukee could add more time to his next deal.
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Frank Madden: Marvin Williams’ prorated minimum deal will come with a cap hit of about $604k for the Bucks — thanks to @Jeff Siegel and the excellent @Jeff Siegel for doing the math. No threat of hitting the tax even if they were to sign more buyout guys.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee is waiving Dragan Bender, clearing the way to sign F Marvin Williams as soon as Monday, league sources tell ESPN. Williams buyout is complete with Charlotte and will be waived as soon today.
Matt Velazquez: League source confirms the Bucks plan to waive Dragan Bender and sign Marvin Williams when Williams clears waivers after reaching buyout agreement with Hornets.
Shams Charania: Forward Marvin Williams is planning to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks after contract buyout from Charlotte, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium .
Adrian Wojnarowski: Forward Marvin Williams is finalizing a contract buyout with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell ESPN. Williams, 33, will become a free agent target for contending teams.
Rod Boone: Marvin Williams intends to opt into his player option. “I’ll be back. If they’ll have me back, anyway.” pic.twitter.com/2DTSXC7FWP
Jeff Zillgitt: Marvin Williams’s fourth year of $54.5 million deal with Hornets has a player option, I’ve been told.
Rick Bonnell: Source: @Charlotte Hornets contract for Williams $54.5 million over 4 years. Last season a player option.
Williams had offers in the $15 million-a-year range to leave the Hornets – the Brooklyn Nets seriously pursued him – but his comfort with the franchise and coach Steve Clifford, and the chance to return to build on the team’s 2016 playoff berth led him to stay for less money, league sources said. Williams’ agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports, completed the talks with Charlotte general manager Rich Cho on Saturday afternoon, sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Marvin Williams has agreed to a four-year, $54.5M deal to return to the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets are working at signing Marvin Williams. Lots of other suitors out there. Minnesota could be a factor, I’ve heard.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources on @The Vertical: As cap space clears w/ losses of Jefferson/Lin, Charlotte fully engaged with Marvin Williams on completing a deal.
Marc Stein: Now that the Hornets have retained Nicolas Batum, league sources say Charlotte is actively working to seal a deal with Marvin Williams ASAP
Courtney Lee, Marvin Williams and Al Jefferson also indicated their desire to return to the Hornets as well, but it remains unclear if general manager Rich Cho can — or even wants to — bring everyone back for another run at the playoffs or if he’ll look in a different direction to upgrade.
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Shams Charania: Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum has a fractured left foot and will miss an extended period of time, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium .
Guard Victor Oladipo exuded optimism about the Houston Rockets after his franchise debut, presenting quite a contrast to James Harden’s final comments as a member of the franchise. “I know that better days are ahead for the Houston Rockets, and I’m looking forward to being a part of those special days,” Oladipo said after his 32-point, nine-assist performance in a 125-120 road loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Alykhan Bijani: Victor Oladipo on Stephen Silas: “He just has a great personality and spirit to him. I’m looking forward to playing for him. We can do something very special here, we just gotta continue to buy into it. The sky is the limit if we continue to do that.” #Rockets
JB Bickerstaff: Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Kevin Porter Jr. wasn’t at practice today and added, “We all want to see Kevin be successful, and I still feel that way. Whatever it is that happens in the future for him, I hope nothing but the best for him.”
“In all honesty, I would say I would do it, I’m not going to lie,” Allen said. “If you look at what happened with the Lakers, they did the same thing. They went and got their ring. If I take myself out of it, I would’ve loved to stay in Brooklyn, but I understand that in an opportunity like that, you have to go do it.”