Hornets Pursuing Marvin Williams

July 8 at 7:57pm CST By Ryan Raroque

7:57pm: Williams will travel to Charlotte and visit with the team, tweets Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

7:38pm: The Hornets are going after Marvin Williams as a possible replacement for Josh McRoberts, who recently left Charlotte as a free agent and signed with the Heat, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The two sides have discussed parameters of a deal, but no agreement is imminent, Wojnarowski adds. Williams was most recently linked to Miami, who coincidentally withdrew their interest once was McRoberts was signed with their mid-level exception.

In 66 games last season, Williams averaged 9.1 PPG and 5.1 RPG in 25.4 MPG while shooting 43.9% from the field and 35.9% from beyond the arc. The Jazz reportedly still hope to sign Williams to a new deal, but sources tell Wojnarowski that the 28-year-old forward’s desire for financial security be more than what Utah is willing to pay.

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