Marvin Williams, the number two overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, is reportedly taking his talents to an NBA title contender. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Williams will join the Milwaukee Bucks following his contract buyout with the Charlotte Hornets, the team Williams featured for beginning in the 2014-15 season.
Marvin Williams — a tremendous veteran shooter — headed to join Giannis Antetokounmpo and the team with the NBA’s best record. https://t.co/GbPOJ99YMw
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2020
Marvin Williams has been utilized in a diminished role this season, only starting in one of the 41 games he’s featured in, after starting in all 75 contests he played in last season. Williams has found himself relegated to the Hornets bench following the emergence of PJ Washington as a potential franchise piece for the Hornets, with the rookie out of the University of Kentucky occupying the same role as Williams, but at a much younger age.
Williams joining the Bucks will bring further veteran experience, shooting ability and size to the Bucks, currently the holders of the NBA’s frontrunners with a 44-7 record, with Williams’ skill set one that should complement that of current NBA Most Valuable Player favorite Giannis Antetokounmpo.