Multiple Teams Monitoring Marvin Williams’ Availability

Several teams are monitoring the potential trade availability of Hornets forward Marvin Williams, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Charlotte is carrying a handful of high-priced veterans on expiring contracts, but Williams appears to be the most appealing trade chip in that group. Williams’ cap hit ($15MM) isn’t quite as pricey as Bismack Biyombo‘s ($17MM), and he has been a more reliable contributor in recent years than Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ($13MM).

After starting 347 of 388 games during his previous five years in Charlotte, Williams is coming off the bench this season. Although his counting stats (7.6 PPG, 2.8 RPG) are modest, he has shot well in 24 games (20.3 MPG), with a career-best .496 FG%, plus a .400 3PT%.

No team is in position to absorb a $15MM salary outright using cap room or a trade exception, so Charlotte would have to take back some money in any trade involving Williams. The 33-year-old doesn’t have significant trade value, but the Hornets could probably acquire an asset for him if they’re willing to take on an unwanted contract or two.

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14 thoughts on “Multiple Teams Monitoring Marvin Williams’ Availability

  1. hiflew

    What about

    Thunder get
    Marvin Williams

    Hornets get
    Dennis Schroder
    Darius Bazley
    One of Miami or LA’s 1st round picks.

    OKC gets help for their surprise run and get out of future Schroder dollars and Charlotte gets a decent young wing prospect, a future late 1st, and a potential future trade chip in Schroder as well.

    • Absolutely never happening. Schroder has been balling off the bench, Bazley looks promising and they won’t give up a first for a 1 year deal. Not to mention Gallinari is a better PF and Noel is a good bench PF/C

  2. ^^^^ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. So Charlote gets a 1st round for a player in his 30s and (who is on an expiring contract- so no guarantees he resigns) along with two good role players…. this is why your not a NBA GM. Ppl would laugh and hang up on you

    • hiflew

      They wouldn’t be getting the 1st rounder for Williams. They would be getting it and Bazley for taking on Schroder’s contract. Re-signing him would not even be a consideration. It’s how NBA trades work.

      Normally I wouldn’t even bother responding to such a juvenile reply, but maybe you could learn something here. Although I don’t see much evidence of that really being possible. Oh well, at least I can say on my resume that I worked with the mentally challenged. It might help me get a different job since I can’t be an NBA GM.

      • Bro your trade proposal simply would never happen (okc doesnt need nor want cap relief and wouldn’t surrender a 1st rd and current contributor in schroeder) but your comeback given the restraints of the commenting guidelines was 10/10. Respect

  3. Sorry let me make this more clear based on what you said.

    OKC gets a 30+ year old PF who is on an expiring contract.

    Charlotte gets a 1st rounder, Schroder and Bazley.

    I get the contract stuff. But CLT still gets the 3 best pieces in this. This trade is laughable and will never happen.

    DS also plays and contributes. Its not like hes just sitting on the bench night in and night out collecting huge checks.

    OKC is rebuilding and wants all their picks. That way they can package picks and move up higher in the draft if they want too. Shedding DS contract doesnt do them any good when they still have chris paul comtract on the books…

    Now if DS was making like 20 million for the next 4 years and NOT playing, then you have an arguement and a solid case for a trade.

    • Charlotte will also have a lot of cap space next summer. So why ruin that and get DS?

  4. Marvin Williams for Gigi Deing and 2 second rounders.

    Hornets take on another year of a bad deal but get some second rounders. Wolves get more of a contributer, who can play 4/5 and shoot it alright.

    Marvin Williams for Courtney Lee and a second

    Again Hornets get back next to nothing but a second rounder and a slightly cheaper deal. Mavs get another 4/5 that can shoot alright and he’s probably better on D than Powell has been

  5. The best PF on the market is Gallinari, he could deserve a late 1st + asset.
    Then the Love-bet… Bertans…

    Who will fail to take them will maybe run for the cheaper Marvin, who deserves a 2nd… Or One of the knicks’PF…

    Who can be interested in a PF?
    For sure Boston and Brooklyn… But is Marvin good enough for them? I don’t think so
    Lakers? Houston? Indiana? Portland? San Antonio? Utah?

  6. The best PF on the market is Gallinari, he could deserve a late 1st + asset.
    Then the Love-bet… Bertans…

    Who will fail to take them will maybe run for the cheaper Marvin, who deserves a 2nd… Or One of the knicks’PF…

    Who can be interested in a PF?
    For sure Boston and Brooklyn… But is Marvin good enough for them? I don’t think so
    Lakers? Houston? Indiana? Portland? San Antonio? Utah?

  7. Skip, Tampa

    How about a Heat trade deal ?
    Williams, Gilchrist for Waiters, James Johnson, future 2nd.
    Still may be to much, the Hear are up against the hard cap.

  8. PlayerReview

    A return to the Utah Jazz perhaps, unless they go after different PF targets. The team is suffering from their ‘small ball lineup’ fixation, starting a 6’4″ player at PF. Jeff Green is serviceable for the spot, if/when Quin stops trading wins for system experimentation, but the team still lacks depth in the frontcourt as some of the guys at the height lack the wingspan and physicality. The need isn’t so dire they would trade key pieces and there is some discussion about bringing Trevor Booker back on the minimum. Trading Favors was the right move, but the current system the defense is operating in has ruined what could-of/should-of been a 60 win season.

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