Charlotte Hornets: 5 most likely to be dealt by deadline

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4. Marvin Williams

Marvelous Marvin, a pro’s pro, a stretch four and a solid player on a good contract… Contending teams should really be all over this guy, in my opinion.

This is pretty similar to what I said about Kemba Walker. If the team is struggling prior to the trade deadline, Williams could be a good trade candidate for the Hornets. He’d be a good fit on a playoff team, whether he is starting or coming off of the bench. If the Hornets are struggling, moving him for a younger piece or draft pick would be beneficial for both sides.

Teams around the league would covet his three-point shooting. He’s one of the more reliable stretch-fours we have in this sport, shooting about 39 percent from downtown this season and 36 percent for his career.

He’s a good teammate, a solid defensive player and has just one more year remaining on his contract after this season. Paying around $15 million for a key veteran like Marvin is well worth it, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if playoff teams around the league light up the cell phone of Hornets General Manager Mitch Kupchak by February 7th, inquiring about the former North Carolina forward.