Milwaukee Bucks forward Marvin Williams, 33, is retiring from the NBA after 15 seasons, according to ESPN’s The Undefeated.
Per Marc J. Spears, Williams made his decision after the Bucks’ Game 5 ouster at the hands of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
“I’ve been very blessed. God has been very, very good to me,” Williams said, per The Undefeated.
Bucks forward Marvin Williams told @TheUndefeated he is retiring from playing in the NBA after 15 seasons. “I’ve been very blessed. God has been very, very good to me,” Williams said.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) September 9, 2020
The Atlanta Hawks in 2005 drafted Williams, who didn’t even start in his lone season at North Carolina, based on his upside. He had the size, athleticism and diverse skill set to intrigue.
Williams was bought out by the Charlotte Hornets in early February and signed with the Bucks days later. Prior to joining Milwaukee, Williams was averaging 6.7 points on 44.8% shooting, including 37.6% from 3-point range. A former No. 2 overall pick, Williams has also played for the Utah Jazz (2012-13). The veteran had been with the Hornets for five seasons before heading to Milwaukee.
In 17 games with the Bucks, Williams averaged 4.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 1.1 apg while shooting 43.9% overall and 30.8% on 3-pointers. For his career, Williams averaged 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 1072 NBA games.