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Hornets announce Marvin Williams signing

<p>The Charlotte Hornets officially signed free-agent forward Marvin Williams on Monday.</p>

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Charlotte Hornets officially signed free-agent forward Marvin Williams on Monday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the Hornets, but Yahoo! Sports had reported Williams agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal.

"We're excited to add a player of Marvin's caliber to our team," Hornets general manager Rich Cho said. "He will be a key piece of our frontcourt rotation with his versatility and ability to play both forward positions."

Williams, 28, averaged 8.1 points and 4.3 rebounds the past two seasons with Utah.

The North Carolina product was selected second overall by Atlanta in 2005 and spent his first seven seasons with the Hawks, averaging 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds.

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