Las Vegas • While the Utah Jazz retained a (restricted) free agent in Gordon Hayward, they lost a key member of their roster from last season.
Marvin Williams left the Jazz for the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, signing a two-year and $14 million contract with the Hornets, who were a playoff team a year ago.
"We're happy for Marvin," Utah General Manager Dennis Lindsey said. "He's been a great person and a great player for us. We talked, and I told him that sometimes things come full circle. Maybe one day he can be in a Jazz uniform for us again."