After a contract buyout from the Charlotte Hornets, Marvin Williams plans to sign with the best team in the league.
On Friday night, the Charlotte Hornets agreed to a contract buyout with the oldest player on their roster. Marvin Williams spent six seasons with the Hornets, and this may be his final season in the league.
Shortly after Marvin Williams agreed to a contract buyout, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Williams plans to sign with a new team. Williams expects to sign with the best team in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks.
Recently on Swarm and Sting, an article was done regarding three teams that could trade for Williams at the deadline. This article also talks about why Williams would be a good fit for the Bucks.
This signing will be huge for Marvin Williams, as he’s never played on a championship-caliber team like the Bucks before. Still, this time he will play with a possible MVP candidate, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Williams will bring six years of playoff experience to the Bucks.
As Williams leaves for this opportunity, he will also be leaving the limited playing time that he had on one of the worst teams (record-wise) in the league. Williams only played in 41 games for the Hornets this season.
So far this season, Williams has averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. He’s only gotten the chance to start in one game this season; he finished that game with four points and four rebounds.
Marvin Williams will be joining one of the worst free-throw shooting teams in the league. Luckily for the Bucks, Williams is shooting 86% from the free-throw line, making this one of his best seasons in that stat category.
Williams should be expected to come off the bench and play for the Bucks. Adding him to the team gives the Bucks a lot of depth at the forward position. This may be the only chance in his career that he can win a ring.