"We are excited for Sean to join our team," said Hornets general manager Jeff Bower, who did not release terms of the contract, citing team policy. "He is a veteran leader who has been on winning teams and will be a great addition to our frontcourt."
The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Marks has been a role player throughout his career with Toronto, Miami, San Antonio and Phoenix, averaging 3.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game.
The former Cal-Berkeley standout also holds the distinction of being the first New Zealand native to play in the NBA.
Marks played in 19 games for the Suns during the 2007-08 season.