Charlotte Hornets Alumni: Marvin Williams is retiring

Milwaukee Bucks Marvin Williams (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Milwaukee Bucks Marvin Williams (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

With his season now over, a former Charlotte Hornets veteran is now retiring and ending his NBA career.

At the start of the 2019-20 season, Marvin Williams was on the active roster for the Charlotte Hornets. However, it wouldn’t be until midway through the season until he would find himself on one of the best teams in the NBA.

Williams started this season on the Hornets, and then he was later on waived. Around that time, the veteran was picked up by the Milwaukee Bucks. With his new team, Williams had one of the best chances of his career to win his first ring.

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Unfortunately, the Bucks fell to the Miami Heat 4-1 in the second round of the playoffs. Following the game, Williams announced that he would be retiring. Williams spent 15 seasons in the league.

Many Hornets players expressed their respect for Williams following his retirement announcement. Williams left a positive impact on every one of his previous teammates.

For Hornets fans, Williams was quite the asset when it came to perimeter shooting in the frontcourt. He was never known for his three-point shooting early on, but he turned up his game when he joined the Hornets in 2014.

As a Hornet, Williams knocked down 681 three-pointers, while also shooting 38% on those shots. Throughout his career, Williams had only made 365 threes while he was on his other teams.

Following his time in Charlotte this season, Williams ended his career as the 3rd-best three-point shooter in team history. The only two Hornets to have made more threes than he was Dell Curry and Kemba Walker.

Williams averaged 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while he played for the Charlotte Hornets. Over his entire 15 seasons in the league, Williams concluded his career by averaging 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

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