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Report: Marvin Williams wants out of Atlanta, may get wish

Feb 21, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

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One way or another, look for the Hawks to make a move before the trade deadline.

Marvin Williams is frustrated and wants a bigger role, either in Atlanta or elsewhere, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN. The Hawks have some other assets they could move from a crowded backcourt that other teams could covet.

Here is what Broussard wrote:

The feeling among some in Atlanta is that the Hawks’ rotation was thrown out of whack by the return of Kirk Hinrich. The Hawks started the season 13-5 but have gone just 6-8 since Hinrich returned from shoulder surgery. Though he’s struggled this season, one would think Hinrich could help a club if made available.

Frustration abounds in Atlanta right now, and sources say Marvin Williams wants out because he wants to play somewhere where he’ll have an increased role offensively. Williams is averaging just 9.6 points per game, his lowest since his rookie season.

Williams is also getting the fewest shots per game since his rookie year.

Look for the Hawks to move someone, either Williams or someone who can free up room to give him more minutes. There are teams that need guard help out there.

  1. bobulated - Feb 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    I imagine most of the teams around the league are well aware Marvin is a massive bust and any Hawks return would only be another bust/ bad contract in a change of scenery deal. Yet another brilliant Billy Knight decision; Marvin Williams over Chris Paul and Deron Williams.

  2. tonydelk - Feb 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Marvin would be a perfect fit in LA if they are willing to part with World Peace or Barnes.

  3. AlohaMrHand - Feb 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    The Lakers should inquire.They could probably get him for a draft pick and whatever scrubs make the numbers work.

    • cinnalocks - Feb 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

      Hinrich could be a solution to the PG issue for the moment in L.A. Better than Fish and Blake at scoring and plays some defense. The only real question is if he is healthy?

  4. rob0527 - Feb 21, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Just as David Stern to work a trade for them, then he will end up with the clippers. Seems he is doing everything he can to help that team.

  5. 00maltliquor - Feb 21, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Marvin Williams wants a bigger role?? Homie, you’ve had your chance! 6 1/2 years to prove yourself worthy and all you’ve done is be the posterboy for mediocrity and inconsistancy! Shut up, take a seat on the bench and collect your 7-8 million a year you scrub!

  6. dmq13 - Feb 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Seriously what does he have to complain about!? He has been nothing but a bust since being drafted. He should be lucky us ATL fans arent passionate at all about the hawks because he would be burned at the stakes in real sports towns (and always compared with the likes of stars such as CP3 and D-Wil). He should be happy with whatever playing time he gets because he is just plain terrible. No defense…spotty offense. What does he want Larry Drew to do just hand the keys to the team to him!

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