After losing free agent Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets are pursuing free agent Marvin Williams to take over the power forward slot, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Hornets and Williams have discussed parameters of a deal, but no agreement is imminent, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Williams, 28, is perhaps the best available power forward left on the free-agent market and it could be paramount to the Hornets to secure him.

The Hornets are left with a gaping hole at the position, where it is unclear if 2013 No. 4 overall pick Cory Zeller is ready to step into the starting lineup of a team with expectations to return to the Eastern Conference playoffs.