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Making way for Marvin

The Bucks didn’t make any moves at the trade deadline, but they certainly made a big splash with the first major coup of the buyout market.

According to reports that broke on Friday night, once Marvin Williams finalizes his buyout with the Charlotte Hornets, he intends to sign with the Bucks.

Williams is still a very capable role player at 33 years old, and likely to be one of the very best players available as a free agent over the next couple of weeks. But the Bucks don’t currently have an open roster spot, which means another move will be required to open up space.

If further reporting, or more official confirmation, don’t arrive before Saturday’s game, all eyes may well turn to the sideline in an attempt to figure out who will be cut.

Logic would suggest the choice could only be between Dragan Bender and D.J. Wilson, given both Williams’ position and the limited role that duo have played to this point in the year.

With Bender having played, and finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds, in the Wisconsin Herd’s Friday night win in Oshkosh, his absence may not prove to be anything other than a question of logistics. If Wilson wasn’t with the team, though, that could act as a more definitive nod to the direction the Bucks have opted to head in.