Charlottte Hornets Re-Sign Forward Marvin Williams
July 10, 2016 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has re-signed forward Marvin Williams to a multi-year deal. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Marvin Williams embodies the exact type of player we look for when building the Hornets roster,” said Cho. “He can defend multiple positions, brings versatility and improved shooting on the offensive end and is a veteran presence that our younger players look up to. We are excited to keep Marvin in Charlotte and build off last year’s success with him as a part of our team."
Williams appeared and started in 81 games with the Hornets in 2015-16, averaging 11.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 block in 28.9 minutes per game. In his 11th NBA season, he posted career highs in rebounds per game (6.4), three-point field goal percentage (.402), total three-point field goals (152), three-point field goals per game (1.9), total blocks (77), blocks per game (1.0) and double-doubles (10). His 10 double-doubles were more than his total from the previous four seasons combined (eight).
Williams totaled 521 rebounds and 152 three-point field goals, making him one of only five players to tally at least 500 rebounds and 150 three-pointers in 2015-16 – along with Kevin Durant, Paul George, James Harden and Kevin Love – and the first player in Charlotte NBA history to do so. His 152 three-point field goals marked the third-best single-season total ever by a Charlotte forward, trailing only Glen Rice’s 1996-97 and 1995-96 seasons.
A product of the University of North Carolina, Williams was the second overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. He has appeared in 785 games (598 starts) over his NBA career, averaging 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He has seen action in 49 total playoff games (34 starts), including seven playoff games with Charlotte in 2015-16, with averages of 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds.
Williams originally signed with Charlotte as a free agent on July 21, 2014.