The Atlanta Hawks reached an agreement in principle with free agent forward Marvin Williams, a source close to the process told ESPN.com.In the AJC, Sekou Smith quotes Marvin:
Williams is expected to sign a five year, $37.5 million contract as early as Friday, according to the source. The deal also has some hard to reach incentives that could boost the value of the contract to $43 million.
"It was crazy to look on the Internet and see stuff about me signing with the Hawks or that I was staying with the Hawks. Yet there was never anyone quoted. It was always some anonymous person saying it was done or saying it was going to happen. Yet there was never anyone quoted. It was always some anonymous person saying it was done or saying it was going to happen. The truth of the matter is, I still haven’t signed, yet."Smith goes on to report that Williams "expects" to sign a contract this afternoon with an official announcement coming next week. At which point we presumably get to go over all of this again.
UPDATE: Now it's official. See also: Marvin speaks.