Marvin Williams has stated his intent to be back with the Charlotte Hornets next season. That means he’ll opt in to the final year of his deal.
Marvin Williams said he will NOT exercise the opt-out in his contract: "I'll be back."— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) April 11, 2019
He’ll make a hair over $15 million in the final year of the 4-year, $54.5 million contact he signed during the spending bonanza that occurred during the summer of 2016.
The news came as the players go through exit interviews with the media.
Williams was steady if unspectacular presence for the Hornets this season. He averaged 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds while posting a career high in steals plus blocks. He shot 36.6% from three and was second on the team in 3-pointers made.
It’s not surprising that Williams is electing to pick up his option. He likely won’t make that much money on the open market and he seems very happy with the organization. Assuming he doesn’t get dealt over the offseason, it’s likely that his role will be reduced next season thanks to the emergence of Miles Bridges as a 3/4 hybrid forward.