According to multiple sources from Atlanta to ESPN, the former #2 overall pick Marvin Williams has requested a trade off the Atlanta Hawks. Williams is apparently upset with his role, or lack thereof in the Hawks’ offense and desires to go elsewhere to increase his usage.
According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, “Frustration abounds in Atlanta right now, and sources say Marvin Williams wants out because he wants to play somewhere where he’ll have an increased role offensively. Williams is averaging just 9.6 points per game, his lowest since his rookie season. ”
Williams is having one of the least productive seasons of his 6 year career, averaging a career low in minutes per game (24.2) and having his worst scoring production since his rookie year (9.6). Efficiency-wise, Williams is standing at a player efficiency rating of 16.8, his highest output in 3 years, but the versatile forward has yet to achieve the stardom he was pegged to have coming out of the 2005 draft class.
The Hawks (19-13) are in the midst of a rough patch, losing 4 of their last 5 games. Atlanta is currently the 6th seed in the East and are 6 games out of 1st place. They are scheduled to play in New York Wednesday followed by a 4 game home-stand.