The Charlotte Hornets are finalizing a buyout with Marvin Williams, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Forward Marvin Williams is finalizing a contract buyout with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell ESPN. Williams, 33, will become a free agent target for contending teams.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2020
Williams will go unclaimed on waivers, freeing him to sign any contract with any team within the next few days.
He’s been a steady for the presence since he signed on with the team back in 2014. He was a regular starter for the middle four years he was here, while he played the role of a key reserve in his first and last seasons in Charlotte. He was always the consummate professional and a quintessential teammate.
Williams will be a coveted free agent among contending teams. He’s a low maintenance player that can guard bigger wings on the perimeter and protect the rim against forwards and centers. His three-and-D skill set is always in high demand around the NBA, especially among teams that have dominant ball handlers like the Bucks, Rockets, Lakers, etc.
Update: Marvin Williams will be signing with the Milwaukee Bucks once he clears waiver.