Free agent forward Marvin Williams is apparently quite the hot commodity right now. The 28-year-old is talking to seven teams, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge.
Marvin Williams solidly on "next" line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 4, 2014
Williams is coming off a solid season with the Utah Jazz, averaging 9.1 points (43.9 percent shooting from the floor and 35.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc), 5.1 rebounds and .8 steals per game. At 6’9″ and 237 pounds, Williams is also a solid wing defender.
Former Jazz coach Ty Corbin spoke very highly of Williams towards the end of this past season to the Salt Lake Tribune.
“It’s invaluable,” Jazz coach Ty Corbin said. “You see and recognize numbers, but the little things he does with this group — his presence, his voice in the locker room — those things are invaluable when you look at the overall scope of trying to keep the guys on the same page and trying to get better.”
Aside from him being a solid locker room guy, the North Carolina product has a specific skill set that would make him a solid signing for contributors looking to add depth. His shooting and defensive abilities make him a nice fit on teams such as the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.
Williams was the No. 2 pick in the 2005 draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Before coming to Utah prior to the 2012-13 season, he recorded six straight seasons of at least 10 points per game for the Hawks.