Marvin Williams will undergo surgery to repair a sore right heel and Achilles tendon, according to NBA.com. Williams' expected recovery time is six months, which means he will miss the beginning of the Utah Jazz's season.
Williams started in 51 of the Jazz's games in his first season with the franchise, and played in 73 games overall. He averaged a career-low 7.2 points per game on 42 percent shooting with Utah.
Williams has a $7.5 million player option he can exercise with the Jazz. While there has been no official word on whether he will accept the guaranteed money from Utah, an injury that will sideline him until January at the earliest is an incentive for Williams to accept the final year of his contract.