The Jazz took on Marvin Williams' contract to try and get an upgrade at wing last season, with mixed results. Unfortunately, Williams suffered a series of injuries again this season. On Friday, the Jazz announced Williams has a more serious malady that requires surgery, and it's on his Achilles tendon. From the Salt Lake Tribune:
The team announced Williams, 26, will undergo Achilles surgery on Monday in Charlotte, N.C., and could miss the first month of the season.
According to a team release, the expected recovery time is six months. In his first season with the Jazz, Williams averaged career lows in points 7.2 and rebounds 3.6 while battling a medley of maladies. He missed three games with concussion symptoms, four with right knee inflammation and one with a stomach bug.
Now, it appears nagging injury that never even kept him out of uniform — he dressed for the April 5 win over New Orleans — was the most serious.
via Utah Jazz: Marvin Williams to miss six months with Achilles' surgery | The Salt Lake Tribune.
Williams missing that length of time could mean the Jazz will be more aggressive in pursuing wing upgrades through either trade or free agency.
Williams averaged 7.2 points on 42 percent shooting this season in 73 games with the Jazz this year. He has an early termination offer he of course will not be exercising for the 2013-2014 season for $7.5 million.