Milwaukee Bucks Potentially Signing Marvin Williams Makes Sense
With the Milwaukee Bucks‘ focus already on the offseason there will be several decisions regarding the draft, current roster and potential free agents. There are so many scenarios that no rock should remain unturned. One of the rocks will be unrestricted forward Marvin Williams.
If the Bucks draft a backcourt player and are lucky enough to deal Ersan Ilyasova there will be a need to support Larry Sanders, John Henson and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Williams could provide this depth. Williams can play power and small forward positions and has provided consistent stats over his career, averaging 10.9 points and 5.1 rebounds a game. Another selling point is defensively Williams doesn’t lack energy and has always had a knack for finding the ball — great qualities for a lead role player off the bench or back up in case of injury.
Believe it or not Williams is already in his ninth NBA season. The seasoned veteran may be ready to take on a mentoring and leadership type role which the Bucks are in dire need of. With lots of youthful pieces the team will need a glue guy to help bring it all together.
The decision to pursue Williams will depend on the player the Bucks get in the lottery and any draft day deals made. It would be ironic to have the player selected after Andrew Bogut (selected by Milwaukee) in the 2005 draft. Of course no one remembers this, only that Chris Paul and Deron Williams followed.
David is a NBA writer for Rant Sports. Follow David S. Grant on Twitter @david_s_grant