Marv maintained a positive attitude and seemed to improve the entire time he was
with the Jazz. As such, he was well liked by both teammates and fans. The Jazz could've retained him for less than half the money per year they
are now paying Hayward. On top of that, he seemed to contribute more
consistently than Hayward had been doing... both offensively and defensively.
Anyone can seem like a big contributer if they shoot enough. But
it's a combination of both shooting percentages, ppm (points per minute),
rebounds, as well as assists minus turnovers that gives a bigger and more
accurate picture of what players are actually contributing. Defensive tenacity
is also a somewhat subjective factor that should be factored in.I'm sorry to see Marvin Williams leaving the Jazz. He was a positive
asset who gave a better ROI than some other current Jazz players. But
that's just my opinion and I don't sign my name to their paychecks.
Best of luck to Marvin in his career path. I didn't want to see him leave
the Jazz. He always seemed like a very classy guy with good basketball skills.
He and Big Al should be a good combo.