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Marvin Williams

31-Year-Old       Charlotte Hornets

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

9.0

REB

4.2

AST

0.9

STL

0.7

BLK

0.4

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Williams' career has taken an interesting turn, as he's becoming one of the more valuable role players in Charlotte. That's evident by the fact that he played over 30.0 minutes per game last season, his highest total since the 2009-10 season. In addition, Williams has become...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 237 lbs   DOB: 6/19/1986  College: North Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Hornets on a four-year, $54.5 million contract in July of 2016.

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Williams totaled seven points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds, one steal and one block across 24 minutes in Friday's 90-87 loss to the Celtics.

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Marvin Williams NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 19 79 24.7 8.5 4.8 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.2 44.3 74.7 1.1 1.5 3.3 0.7 24.5 3.0 6.7 2.4 3.2
2006-07 20 64 34.0 13.1 5.3 1.9 0.8 0.5 0.2 43.3 81.5 2.0 1.3 4.0 0.7 24.4 4.8 11.0 3.4 4.1
2007-08 21 80 34.6 14.8 5.7 1.7 1.0 0.4 0.0 46.2 82.2 1.6 1.5 4.2 0.1 10.0 5.3 11.5 4.2 5.1
2008-09 22 61 34.3 13.9 6.3 1.3 0.9 0.6 0.9 45.8 80.6 1.1 1.8 4.5 2.5 35.5 4.7 10.2 3.6 4.5
2009-10 23 81 30.5 10.1 5.1 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.5 45.5 81.9 0.9 1.3 3.8 1.6 30.3 3.7 8.2 2.2 2.7
2010-11 24 ATL 65 28.7 10.4 4.8 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.6 45.8 84.5 1.0 1.0 3.8 1.7 33.6 3.8 8.3 2.3 2.7
2011-12 25 ATL 57 26.3 10.2 5.2 1.2 0.8 0.3 1.0 43.2 78.8 0.7 1.3 3.8 2.6 38.9 3.6 8.2 2.0 2.6
2012-13 26 UTA 73 23.7 7.2 3.6 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.7 42.3 77.8 0.8 0.8 2.8 2.3 32.5 2.7 6.4 1.1 1.4
2013-14 27 CHA 66 25.4 9.1 5.1 1.2 0.8 0.5 1.3 43.9 78.1 0.8 1.2 3.8 3.5 35.9 3.5 8.0 0.9 1.1
2013-14 27 UTA 66 25.4 9.1 5.1 1.2 0.8 0.5 1.3 43.9 78.1 0.8 1.2 3.8 3.5 35.9 3.5 8.0 0.9 1.1
2013-14 27 CHA/UTA 132 25.4 9.1 5.1 1.2 0.8 0.5 1.3 43.9 78.1 0.8 1.2 3.8 3.5 35.9 3.5 8.0 0.9 1.1
2014-15 28 CHA 78 26.1 7.4 4.9 1.3 0.9 0.5 1.2 42.4 71.3 0.8 0.7 4.2 3.4 35.8 2.7 6.3 0.8 1.1
2015-16 29 CHA 81 28.9 11.7 6.4 1.4 0.7 1.0 1.9 45.2 83.3 0.8 1.6 4.9 4.7 40.2 4.2 9.2 1.5 1.8
2016-17 30 CHA 76 30.2 11.2 6.6 1.4 0.8 0.7 1.6 42.2 87.3 0.8 1.2 5.4 4.7 35.0 3.9 9.3 1.7 2.0
2017-18 31 CHA 14 25.4 9.0 4.2 0.9 0.7 0.4 1.5 47.4 81.3 0.5 0.7 3.5 3.5 42.9 3.3 6.9 0.9 1.1
Rest Of Season Projections 31 CHA 67 28.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Marvin Williams
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Marvin Williams NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 27.5 11.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 2.0 50.0 100.0 1.0 0.5 3.5 3.5 57.1 4.0 8.0 1.0 1.0
Last 14 Days 5 25.6 10.8 3.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 1.8 51.4 100.0 0.4 0.4 3.4 3.8 47.4 3.8 7.4 1.4 1.4
Last 30 Days 13 25.4 9.2 4.4 0.9 0.8 0.4 1.5 47.8 85.7 0.5 0.8 3.6 3.5 42.2 3.4 7.1 0.9 1.1
Last 5 Games 5 25.6 10.8 3.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 1.8 51.4 100.0 0.4 0.4 3.4 3.8 47.4 3.8 7.4 1.4 1.4
Last 10 Games 10 26.5 10.1 5.0 1.0 0.5 0.4 1.6 52.9 100.0 0.4 0.7 4.3 3.3 48.5 3.7 7.0 1.1 1.1

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Marvin Williams
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Nov 17 @CHI 123-120 28 13 4 1 0 0 1 5 9 0 0 3 4 1 3 0
Nov 15 CLE 107-115 27 9 4 1 0 1 1 3 7 2 2 1 3 0 4 2
Nov 10 @BOS 90-87 24 7 5 0 1 1 0 3 5 0 0 1 3 0 5 2
Nov 7 @NYK 118-113 28 12 3 2 2 0 0 3 8 5 5 1 4 1 2 2
Nov 5 @MIN 112-94 21 13 3 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 0 3 5 0 3 1
Nov 3 @SAS 108-101 26 7 6 0 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 3 2 4 2
Nov 1 MIL 126-121 29 15 4 0 1 0 0 5 8 2 2 3 5 1 3 0
Oct 30 @MEM 99-104 25 9 8 2 0 1 1 3 6 2 2 1 2 1 7 1
Oct 29 ORL 120-113 31 13 11 3 0 1 0 6 8 0 0 1 3 1 10 1
Oct 27 HOU 93-109 26 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 1
Oct 25 DEN 110-93 21 9 4 0 2 0 1 4 6 0 0 1 3 2 2 2
Oct 23 @MIL 103-94 28 9 0 1 2 0 1 3 10 1 3 2 5 0 0 3
Oct 20 ATL 109-91 16 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 4 1 2 0
Oct 18 @DET 102-90 27 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 2 2 4 0 2 2
Marvin Williams Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Marvin Williams – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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4.  Mangok Mathiang

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True Shooting Percentage

60.6%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Marvin Williams has a true shooting percentage of 60.6%.

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Marvin Williams NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 19 79 36.0 12.4 7.1 1.2 0.9 0.4 0.2 44.3 74.7 1.5 2.3 4.8 1.0 24.5 4.3 9.8 3.5 4.7
2006-07 20 64 36.0 13.9 5.6 2.0 0.9 0.5 0.2 43.3 81.5 2.1 1.4 4.2 0.7 24.4 5.1 11.7 3.6 4.4
2007-08 21 80 36.0 15.4 5.9 1.8 1.1 0.4 0.0 46.2 82.2 1.7 1.5 4.4 0.1 10.0 5.5 11.9 4.4 5.3
2008-09 22 61 36.0 14.5 6.6 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.9 45.8 80.6 1.2 1.9 4.7 2.7 35.5 4.9 10.7 3.8 4.7
2009-10 23 81 36.0 12.0 6.1 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.6 45.5 81.9 1.1 1.5 4.5 1.9 30.3 4.4 9.7 2.6 3.1
2010-11 24 ATL 65 36.0 13.0 6.0 1.7 0.7 0.4 0.7 45.8 84.5 1.2 1.3 4.7 2.1 33.6 4.7 10.4 2.8 3.4
2011-12 25 ATL 57 36.0 13.9 7.1 1.7 1.1 0.4 1.4 43.2 78.8 0.9 1.8 5.2 3.6 38.9 4.9 11.3 2.8 3.5
2012-13 26 UTA 73 36.0 11.0 5.5 1.6 0.8 0.8 1.1 42.3 77.8 1.3 1.1 4.3 3.5 32.5 4.1 9.8 1.6 2.1
2013-14 27 CHA 66 36.0 13.0 7.2 1.7 1.2 0.7 1.8 43.9 78.1 1.1 1.8 5.4 5.0 35.9 5.0 11.3 1.2 1.6
2013-14 27 UTA 66 36.0 13.0 7.2 1.7 1.2 0.7 1.8 43.9 78.1 1.1 1.8 5.4 5.0 35.9 5.0 11.3 1.2 1.6
2013-14 27 CHA/UTA 132 36.0 13.0 7.2 1.7 1.2 0.7 1.8 43.9 78.1 1.1 1.8 5.4 5.0 35.9 5.0 11.3 1.2 1.6
2014-15 28 CHA 78 36.0 10.2 6.8 1.8 1.2 0.6 1.7 42.4 71.3 1.1 1.0 5.8 4.7 35.8 3.7 8.8 1.1 1.5
2015-16 29 CHA 81 36.0 14.6 8.0 1.7 0.9 1.2 2.3 45.2 83.3 1.0 2.0 6.1 5.8 40.2 5.2 11.5 1.8 2.2
2016-17 30 CHA 76 36.0 13.3 7.8 1.7 0.9 0.8 1.9 42.2 87.3 0.9 1.4 6.4 5.6 35.0 4.7 11.0 2.1 2.4
2017-18 31 CHA 14 36.0 12.7 6.0 1.2 1.0 0.5 2.1 47.4 81.3 0.7 1.0 5.0 5.0 42.9 4.7 9.8 1.3 1.6
Rest Of Season Projections 31 CHA 67 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Marvin Williams
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Marvin Williams NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 19 79 1952 672 383 63 48 24 13 44.3 74.7 83 122 261 53 24.5 235 531 189 253
2006-07 20 64 2179 839 337 121 52 30 11 43.3 81.5 127 84 253 45 24.4 306 706 216 265
2007-08 21 80 2766 1185 457 137 81 33 1 46.2 82.2 127 119 338 10 10.0 424 918 336 409
2008-09 22 61 2094 845 382 81 57 39 55 45.8 80.6 70 110 272 155 35.5 285 622 220 273
2009-10 23 81 2467 820 416 93 66 46 40 45.5 81.9 72 106 310 132 30.3 302 664 176 215
2010-11 24 ATL 65 1865 676 313 88 34 23 37 45.8 84.5 62 68 245 110 33.6 246 537 147 174
2011-12 25 ATL 57 1500 579 294 71 47 18 58 43.2 78.8 39 76 218 149 38.9 203 470 115 146
2012-13 26 UTA 73 1727 529 263 77 37 38 54 42.3 77.8 60 55 208 166 32.5 199 470 77 99
2013-14 27 CHA 66 1674 603 334 78 54 31 84 43.9 78.1 53 82 252 234 35.9 231 526 57 73
2013-14 27 UTA 66 1674 603 334 78 54 31 84 43.9 78.1 53 82 252 234 35.9 231 526 57 73
2013-14 27 CHA/UTA 132 3348 1206 668 156 108 62 168 43.9 78.1 106 164 504 468 35.9 462 1052 114 146
2014-15 28 CHA 78 2035 577 386 100 69 36 95 42.4 71.3 60 58 328 265 35.8 210 495 62 87
2015-16 29 CHA 81 2338 948 521 110 58 77 152 45.2 83.3 62 127 394 378 40.2 338 747 120 144
2016-17 30 CHA 76 2296 849 500 106 58 53 124 42.2 87.3 60 89 411 354 35.0 297 704 131 150
2017-18 31 CHA 14 356 126 59 12 10 5 21 47.4 81.3 7 10 49 49 42.9 46 97 13 16
Rest Of Season Projections 31 CHA 67 1879 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Marvin Williams
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Marvin Williams NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2005-06 19 79 24.7 52.3 45.5 8.0 10.5 0.8 9.5
2006-07 20 64 34.0 51.0 44.1 11.3 11.9 1.0 12.5
2007-08 21 80 34.6 54.0 46.2 10.1 9.3 1.1 15.0
2008-09 22 61 34.3 56.9 50.2 9.1 7.8 1.2 15.5
2009-10 23 81 30.5 54.0 48.5 10.1 7.8 1.3 12.0
2010-11 24 ATL 65 28.7 55.1 49.3 11.5 8.1 1.4 11.6
2011-12 25 ATL 57 26.3 54.2 49.4 11.0 6.1 1.8 11.8
2012-13 26 UTA 73 23.7 51.5 48.1 11.8 9.2 1.3 8.1
2013-14 27 CHA 66 25.4 54.0 51.9 11.3 7.7 1.5 11.2
2013-14 27 UTA 66 25.4 54.0 51.9 11.3 7.7 1.5 11.2
2013-14 27 CHA/UTA 132 25.4 54.0 51.9 11.3 7.7 1.5 11.2
2014-15 28 CHA 78 26.1 54.1 52.0 14.4 8.7 1.7 10.2
2015-16 29 CHA 81 28.9 58.5 55.4 11.2 6.3 1.8 15.0
2016-17 30 CHA 76 30.2 55.1 51.0 11.3 6.4 1.8 14.2
2017-18 31 CHA 14 25.4 60.6 58.2 9.8 5.7 1.7 10.8
Rest Of Season Projections 31 CHA 67 28.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Marvin Williams
2017-18 Projections 31 CHA 78 31.2 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Marvin Williams

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Marvin Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams finished with seven points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and two rebounds across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 102-90 loss to the Pistons.

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Williams tallied 12 points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 25 minutes in Monday's preseason game against the Heat.

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Williams is expected to see fewer minutes than usual during Tuesday's game against the Hawks, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Williams scored 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt) with 12 rebounds and one block across 36 minutes in a 112-99 loss to the Heat on Wednesday.

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Williams totaled 18 points (6-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds one assist and one steal across 35 minutes during a 110-106 win over the Raptors on Wednesday.

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Williams finished with 21 points (6-8 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 120-106 win over the Suns.

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Williams totaled 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 18 rebounds, five assists, and one block in 38 minutes during Monday's 115-109 loss to the Bulls.

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Williams scored 27 points (12-20 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 40 minutes during Saturday's 125-122 overtime loss to the Pelicans.

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Williams tallied 14 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and three blocks across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 108-101 loss to the Heat.

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Williams provided 19 points (5-9 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 6-8 FT), four rebounds, a steal and a block across 28 minutes in Thursday's 120-103 loss to the Suns.

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Williams posted 14 points (6-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and two blocks across 33 minutes in a 111-107 win over the Nets on Tuesday.

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Williams (toe) has returned to Monday's game against the Wizards, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Williams enjoyed a resurgence in his second year with the Hornets, posting his best per-game scoring numbers (11.7 points) since 2008-09, while also notching career per-game highs in rebounding (6.4), blocked shots (1.0), three-point efficiency (40.2%), and three-point attempts (4.7 per game). The former No. 2 overall pick has adjusted well in turning himself into a viable stretch four, though he still slides down to the wing in certain lineups. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back from injury, Williams figures to play primarily at power forward again this season, but the pair will be somewhat interchangeable in the frontcourt. Williams is the vastly better shooter, however, so he'll spend more time spotting up around the perimeter. Fantasy wise, Williams' numbers should remain fairly consistent. He's a high-floor/low-ceiling commodity, but it's fair to wonder if the career 35.4 percent three-point shooter can again convert at a 40-plus percent clip.

2015-16

In his 10th season, Williams posted 7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 26 minutes per game through 78 games. Starting 37 games, the former Tar Heel shot 42 percent from the field, 36 percent from beyond the arc, and 71 percent from the free-throw line. Now entering the final year of his contract, Williams' ability to make outside shots should help keep him in the Hornets' rotation during 2015-16, but the 29-year-old forward will certainly have plenty of competition for playing time, especially if Michael Kidd-Gilchrist starts seeing more time at the four position.

2014-15

One of the quieter offseason pickups, Marvin Williams' role isn't entirely known this year. He's a bit of a tweener, but with Charlotte's never-ending options on the wing, most of his time should be spent up front, especially early on while the Hornets wait on Noah Vonleh. He should play around 20 minutes, but his career numbers have been astonishingly consistent with a field goal percentage lurking around the low 40's. Thus, he'll be in an important role player, but don't expect much impact here.

2013-14

Last season's starter doesn't provide much statistical value, but does give Utah some experience, defensive versatility and a corner three threat off the bench.

2012-13

Williams was one of several big offseason acquisitions the Jazz made. The Jazz will be Williams' second team in his career and first time playing in the Western Conference. He is an athletic big man who will be battling Favors for minutes off the bench primarily at the power forward position. His numbers and playing time have steadily been declining over the last few years, but he still has the ability to average 10 plus points and five plus rebounds a game.

2011-12

The small forward position is Williams’ to lose, but injuries have been a problem over his career. He has been limited to fewer than 65 games in a season three times in his six-year career. Even when he does play, he’s not one of the better fantasy options at the forward position. He can provide fantasy owners with steals and a solid percentage from the free-throw line, but he doesn’t really do enough in the other categories to have a major fantasy impact.

2010-11

Another year gone by and we’re still waiting for Williams to live up to his billing as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. Selected ahead the likes of Deron Williams and Chris Paul, Williams arrived in Atlanta with tons of expectations, but he still hasn’t put it all together. In his fifth season, Williams saw his playing time (30:30), scoring (10.1) and rebounding (5.1) all dip. There’s no doubt he’s a solid contributor to an NBA rotation, but Williams hasn’t shown any hints he’ll be able to develop into the a star anytime soon.

2009-10

Williams had improved at a slow-but-steady clip through his first three NBA campaigns before missing 21 games due to injury last season. Even with the missed time, Williams still produced career-highs in rebounds (6.3 rpg) and three-pointers (0.9/game), both positive signs for a player that shows every sign of being a consistent mid-teens scorer with solid shooting percentages, but without strong defensive numbers to round him out. As a “tweener” forward, Williams lacks a clear-cut position and doesn’t have any one skill or strength that makes him a compelling player, so he needs to produce strongly on the glass and make the long-range shot a weapon. The Hawks re-signed Williams this offseason, indicating they expect him to be a significant part of their future. Keep in mind he’s still only 23 years old – in other words, Williams still has plenty of room to grow.

2008-09

The Atlanta Hawks’ fondest wish is for Williams to continue to improve and thrive so much that some day, in a write-up like this one, some snarky columnist won’t be forced to remind everyone that they passed up Chris Paul and Deron Williams. (Guess it ain’t happening this time.) While Williams’ progress pales in comparison to the Dream Teamers in his draft class, he actually did put together a pretty nice season in 2007-08 – scoring just under 15 points per game with 5.7 boards – and he seems to have the size, skill and athleticism to do even better. (He’ll need to, to help fill the void left by Josh Childress’ defection to Greece.)

2007-08

If Williams gets the playing time, we could see the game that got him selected ahead of Chris Paul in the 2005 draft. Williams is starting to develop more of an offensive game (13.1 ppg) to go along with his great size and athleticism, and he has the ability to improve on his 5.3 rpg from last season. On the other hand, Williams could stagnate or even decline if fellow top-five picks Al Horford and/or Shelden Williams do enough to cut into his minutes. The Hawks would love for Williams to play well enough to justify his selection over Paul and Deron Williams, so expect him to get every opportunity to prove himself.

2006-07

As a rookie last year, Williams showed flashes of why he was drafted No. 2 overall in the 2005 draft. He averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 boards after the All-Star break, but only averaged 28 minutes a night in Atlanta’s crowded frontcourt. With Al Harrington in Indiana, the 6-9 Williams should get more playing time and could potentially start if the Hawks decide to go small. Williams has a deft mid-range game and is solid rebounder. He should be on your radar in the latter rounds if you need points and boards.

2005-06

Williams has all the upside in the world, but consider that he didn't start for his own college team last year before you believe the hype and pick up the No. 2 draft choice in the hope that he'll help your fantasy team right now. Look at the career of Jermaine O'Neal to get a sense of who Williams might become: O'Neal averaged around four points per game in his first four years in the league before blossoming in his fifth season. While Williams did get a year of college ball in to further refine his game, he's still likely at least a year or two away from helping a fantasy team.

2004-05

After flirting with declaring for the NBA draft straight out of high schoo, Williams committed to UNC and played a sixth man role off the bench. Williams possesses great athleticism and has a developed inside and outside game. On the flip side, Williams is still very young and inexperienced and won't be an impact player out of the gates. He's a consensus top three pick and currently the favorite to be the first overall pick in this year's draft.