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2016 NBA Free Agency: 10 Under-The-Radar Players The New York Knicks Should Target

4. Marvin Williams (PF-CHO)

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  • 2015-16 Stats: 11.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, .447/.397/.840

Marvin Williams has reinvented himself with the Charlotte Hornets as a legitimate three-and-D threat.

Williams, 29, struggled to find a permanent home before ending up in Charlotte and may re-sign, but the Knicks should do everything they can to lure him away.

Williams has been one of this season’s best rim protectors, holding opponents to 45.5 percent on shots from that area (via Nylon Calculus).

Williams can guard both forward positions and at 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot-3 inch wingspan, he alters a lot of shots.


Most importantly, Williams has had a profound effect on Charlotte’s offense. They have their best offensive rating when Williams is on the floor (107.0), a number that dips all the way to 101.1 when he’s not on the floor.

Williams is primarily a spot up shooter and an excellent one, ranking in the 81st percentile in points per possession on spot up shots/drives. He’s also excelled this season as the roll man (77th percentile) in the pick and roll.

Williams isn’t going to score a lot of points, but he’s definitely a game changer.