LAS VEGAS — Within hours of learning the Utah Jazz had matched their massive offer for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward, the Charlotte Hornets came to terms with combo forward Marvin Williams.
Williams, who also played for the Jazz last season, will get a two-year, $14 million deal. He can primarily fill some of the gap left by power forward Josh McRoberts departure for the Miami Heat. However, the athletic 6-9 Williams also could play some small forward in situations where coach Steve Clifford wants to go big.
The Jazz informed the Hornets Saturday morning they would match the four-year, $63 million offer sheet to which the Hornets sign Hayward Thursday.