Power Forward Marvin Williams
Marvin Williams is another stretch power forward that would be an interesting addition for the Indiana Pacers.
The 11-year veteran is a decent scorer with good offensive skills on the perimeter and around the rim. In particular, he perimeter shooting has gotten much better. He shot 40.2 % from behind the arc last season after averaging below 35% from the three-point line over his entire career.
Williams’ real value is on the defensive end. He big and agile enough to pretty much guard power forwards, small forwards, and occasionally, shooting guards.
Also, he is a proven and durable starter. He started in all 81 games he played in last season, and he has been a starter for nearly 75% of his career.
With the Pacers, Williams would have to adjust to being a bench player again. The Pacers have their starting five already set up, but Williams would be solid high-minutes bench player for them.
The one concern about Williams is his numbers drastically increased from the 2014-15 season to the 2015-16 season. Most players perform better on the last year of their contract. The Indiana Pacers need to determine if the 30-year-old free agent can continue his solid play for the next couple of seasons.
Reportedly, the Charlotte Hornets want to re-sign Williams, and he will have other suitors as well. If they truly want Williams, the Pacers are going have to either make a strong, convincing pitch or slightly overpay him.
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