Charlotte Hornets Sign Free Agent Forward Marvin Williams

CHARLOTTE, NC July 21, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Marvin Williams.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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“We’re excited to add a player of Marvin’s caliber to our team,” Cho said.  “He will be a key piece of our frontcourt rotation with his versatility and ability to play both forward positions.”

 

The 6-9 Williams was the second overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft after one season at the University of North Carolina and earned All-Rookie Second Team honors.  In nine NBA seasons, he has played in 626 total games for the Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz, with career averages of 10.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.1 minutes.  He has shot .447 from the field (2431-5444), .335 from beyond the three-point line (353-1054) and .804 from the free-throw line (1533-1907).

 

Williams saw action in 66 games for the Jazz last season, averaging 9.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25.4 minutes.  He made a career-high 84 three-point field goals and his three-point percentage of .359 (84-234) was the second highest of his career.

 

Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.

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