Hornets’ Marvin Williams considering retirement

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Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, but he has given some thought to retirement.

“I’ll be honest with you, I’ve certainly thought about being done,” Williams said earlier this week. “I feel like that’s where I am right now: I could do it or I could not.”

The 33-year-old and 15-year veteran is averaging a career-low 19.6 minutes per game.

His 6.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game are also career-lows.

Williams is still a solid defender and his shooting percentages are strong, at 45.4 percent from the field, 37.7 percent from three-point and 88.6 percent from the free-throw line.

If he does indeed retire at the end of the season, Williams has an idea of what he would like to do.

Williams’ best friend is fellow North Carolina Tar Heel Deon Thompson, who has played his entire professional career overseas.

Thompson’s experience has helped fuel Williams’ interest in international basketball outreach.

“I like the Junior NBA (program) where you are basically a camp counselor all around the world,” Williams said. “Basketball Without Borders, I’ve done a couple of those: I went to Africa and I went to Indonesia … Any opportunity I get to travel and work with kids? That’s what I would love to do.”

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