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Multiple teams monitoring availability of Hornets forward Marvin Williams

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The Charlotte Hornets are expected to receive trade interest in veteran forward Marvin Williams, as sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic that several teams are monitoring the availability of Williams.

Williams is on an expiring contract. He signed a four-year, $54.5 million deal with the Hornets in 2016. Williams is making $15,006,250 this season.

Several teams are monitoring the trade availability of veteran forward Marvin Williams, sources have told The Athletic.

In 24 games this season for the Hornets, Williams is averaging 7.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists. He’s shooting 49.6 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from beyond the arc and 90.0 percent from the free-throw line.

The Hornets are 9-16 on the season. They are in the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Charlotte wasn’t expected to compete for a playoff spot this season. Assuming that remains true as the season moves along and the February trade deadline draws nearer, the Hornets are going to receive a lot of calls about Williams.

The second overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, Williams has career averages of 10.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 1,038 with the Atlanta Hawks and Hornets. He shoots 36.3 percent from the 3-point line for his career. That’s a skill a lot of playoff teams can use.