Charlotte Hornets: Marvin Williams finalizing buyout to become a free agent

After six seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, Marvin Williams will be leaving the team and become a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets did not make any moves on the day of the trade deadline, but the team did make a roster move the day after. According to reports, Marvin Williams will be leaving the Hornets and accepting a buyout.

The reporter who reported this news was no other than Adrian Wojnarowski. According to WOJ, Williams will be a target for teams that are contenders. This was Williams’ sixth season with the Hornets.

This move does not come as a surprise, as the Hornets could not get a deal together to trade him to another team. Williams’ contract consisted of $15 million and was set to expire after the season.

During this season, Williams has not seen the normal minutes that he’s gotten in past seasons. Williams was benched for Rookie PJ Washington; this was the first season that Williams has come off the bench since the 2014-15 season.

With his limited playing time in 41 games, Williams has averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. These are career lows, but Williams is having his second-best season from the free-throw line, as he’s shooting 86% from the line.

Marvin Williams will prove to be useful to playoff teams because of his ability to score in the paint. With his two-point scoring, Williams is shooting at a career-high of 54%.

Williams can also make shots consistently from the three-point line. Currently, Williams is shooting 38% from behind the arc this season; this is one of his best shooting seasons as of late.

As a veteran, Williams should get some good offers entering free agency, since he has six years of playoff experience. In 49 career playoff games, Williams averaged 7.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 23.9 minutes per game.

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Marvin Williams should make a playoff team very happy, and he should get signed soon. With his experience, Williams has a lot to give to a team that is looking to compete in the post-season.

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