The Hornets missed out on Gordon Hayward, so they went after another former member of the Utah Jazz. MyFoxCarolinas has learned that Marvin Williams has signed a 2-year, $14 million deal with the Hornets, as the likely replacement for power forward Josh McRoberts.
Williams can give Charlotte flexibility, as he can slot in at either the small forward or power forward position.
Williams averaged 9.1 points per game last season, for the Jazz. He pulled down an average of 5.1 rebounds per game, and shot just shy of 36% from the three-point line.
Williams was a member of the North Carolina national championship team in 2005, in his only year with the program. He was a lottery pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the '05 NBA Draft. Williams was the second overall pick, by the Hawks, following Andrew Bogut who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Williams best year in the league was his third, when he was still with the Hawks. He averaged 14.8 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, and shot a career-best 46.2 percent from the field.
Yahoo! Sports Marc Spears was the first to report the deal.