The Charlotte Hornets tasted the postseason for just the second time ever last season and it has them crazed to get back and to become a consistently good team. That drive to be something more than a joke is being seen in the aggressive moves the Hornets are making and the solid fallback plans they have in case things don’t work out.
Charlotte swung for the fences with a max contract offer to Utah Jazz gaird Gordon Hayward but now that the Jazz have matched that offer sheet, Charlotte has picked up a solid guard to make up for it in Marvin Williams.
According to both David Aldridge from TNT and Mrc J. Spears from Yahoo! Sports, the Hornets have agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with Williams.
Marvin Williams agrees to two-year, $14 million deal with Hornets, source tells Yahoo. Fully guaranteed, no option.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 12, 2014
Source says Hornets have moved quickly from Gordon Hayward, agreeing w/Marvin Williams for 2 years, $14M. @SpearsNBAYahoo first. Barely.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 12, 2014
The signing is a solid move by the Hornets who will still be actively pursuing a top guard like Lance Stephenson but have gradually gotten much better this offseason by drafting smart and spending wisely.
The move doesn’t make them into contenders but it helps edge them in that direction as the Hornets will no doubt be a brand new team when they hit their honeycombed court this season.
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