With all the talk of free agency that begun last night, a Utah Jazz free agent, Marvin Williams, was rumored to be wanting to come back to the team he played for the last two seasons.
Second league source tells The Tribune tonight that Marvin Williams loves Utah and really wants to be with the Jazz
— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) July 1, 2014
Marvin just finished up his second season with the Jazz. However, the first season Marvin was in uniform, he battled most the season with an Achilles injury that effected his play for the majority of the season. After having surgery, Marvin came back last season to try and prove that his lack luster first season was just because of the injury. He wanted to prove that, when healthy, he is a very productive player.
While he was healthy last year, Marvin played as the “stretch four” type player in the Jazz’s offensive system. There were games that he played there very well, and other games where he struggled terribly. Marvin finished the season averaging 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, while shooting a good percentage, 35.9%, from beyond the three point line.
As the Jazz are currently looking for that “stretch four” type player, Marvin could be a very real possibility to come back. He knows the players and the organization, as well as he has stated that he feels very comfortable in Utah.
Marvin’s season was very up and down last year, but if the Jazz re-sign him this off season, hopefully in a new offensive system with new head coach, Quin Snyder, Marvin will have a more consistent year.