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Hornets Re-Sign Marvin Williams

JULY 10, 11:30am: The signing is official, the team announced.

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JULY 2, 4:52pm: The final season is a player option, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reports (Twitter link).

4:38pm: The Hornets and Marvin Williams have struck a deal that will see the forward remain in Charlotte, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports (via Twitter). It will be a four-year, $54.5MM arrangement, Wojnarowski adds. He joins small forward Nicolas Batum in re-signing with Michael Jordan’s club this offseason.

The 30-year-old former second round pick out of North Carolina wasn’t without alternatives to the Hornets, with Williams turning down offers in the $15MM per year range in order to remain with the team, Wojnarowski tweets. The Nets were reportedly one of the teams in pursuit of Williams, though it is unknown if the team was among those mentioned offering in excess of $15MM per. Brooklyn moved on and inked Trevor Booker to a two-year, $8MM pact once they received word that Williams was leaning toward returning to Charlotte.

Williams had a productive 2015/16 campaign, averaging 11.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28.9 minutes per outing. His shooting numbers on the year were .452/.402/.833.

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8 thoughts on “Hornets Re-Sign Marvin Williams

  1. Wow one of the few contracts that doesn’t seem like an overpay.

  2. He was the second overall pick… I know, hard to believe but nevertheless true

  3. mgraub00

    Great signing. I realize it was a career year last year, but it’s for less money than some other deals of late. Charlotte is system oriented meaning last year’s numbers can be replicated in my opinion. This signing basically locks up the core of the Hornets team from year last with a small amount of cap space left. They could open up more by trading Lamb and Hawes. There isn’t a need for a big addition now that Batum and Williams are back in the fold. If I were Charlotte, I sit around and wait til things calm down and eventually find last year’s Jeremy Lin.

    • Eddie Scarito

      Jarrett Jack, maybe?

      • DVail79

        I like the idea of Jack replacing Lin … Jack would being more veteran leadership and a knack for passing in the lane and knocking down jumpers

      • DVail79

        I like Jack for Charlotte … more veteran leadership with good passing skills and a knack for knocking down the jumper

    • Yeah they could use a backup point/spark plug and could probably use a veteran big man behind Zeller/Kaminsky.

  4. Z.....

    this looks like an incredible steal for Charlotte. On top of that, they were able to get him with early bird rights, so they can use their cap space elsewhere.

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