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Marvin Williams acknowledges Thursday he was surprised by a trade that sent him from Atlanta to the Utah Jazz.
Yet the eighth-year pro remains excited about the opportunity for a fresh start on a team he knows competes hard - as evidenced by a four-overtime thriller the two clubs played in Atlanta last season.
The 26-year-old Williams has been introduced as the newest member of the Jazz on Thursday. He was acquired in a trade last week that sent point guard Devin Harris to the Hawks. The deal was formally announced Wednesday when a league-wide moratorium was lifted.
The 6-foot-9 forward says he expects to meet with Jazz officials next week in Chapel Hill, N.C., to discuss their specific plans for him. He shot 39 percent from 3-point range last season.
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The Utah Jazz will have a different look for the 2012-13 season, but the organization hasn't really fished from the free agency pool yet this summer to shape its roster. Rather, the Jazz's two biggest offseason acquisitions came via trades. On Wednesday, the team finalized a swap with the Hawks, sending starting point guard Devin Harris to Atlanta in exchange for small...
ATLANTA Metro Atlanta native Lou Williams, who spent his first seven seasons with Philadelphia, broke the news himself on Tuesday evening, even if some red tape was holding up the Hawks from officially announcing the guard's signing on Wednesday.
At 5:22 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, Williams tweeted from his verified account, "ATL... LOUWILLVILLE.. happy to be apart of a team...
Alec Burks scored 15 points while Enes Kanter had 12 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Jazz.
Alec Burks led the Jazz with 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists.