Positions: Power forward, small forward.
Contract status: Williams will make $7 million next season, the last on his current contract.
Seasons in the NBA: Ten.
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Telling statistic: Williams took half his shots this season from 3-point range, by far the highest percentage of his career. He’s become a decent 3-point shooter at 36 percent and the Hornets desperately need shooters around Al Jefferson to spread the floor.
Season review: Williams had a solid season whether Clifford asked him to start or come off the bench behind Cody Zeller. He has a different skill set than the player he replaced, Josh McRoberts, but he was productive and steady. Williams spent his first several NBA seasons as a small forward. He didn’t take many 3-pointers until his last three seasons. It is sometimes difficult for him to guard some of the more burly power forwards because of his relative lack of bulk.
Williams is low-maintenance, as illustrated by his not particularly caring whether starts. He doesn’t figure to pout next season if Zeller and Vonleh get expanded roles at power forward and Clifford can fit him in at small forward in certain matchups.