HoopsHype CJ Watson rumors


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FIBA: The team has recruited some veterans including Luis Scola and CJ Watson and there is also the return of Danny Granger after a long injury. Can you talk about this roster. Paul George: Our group of players is amazingly competitive and talented. Everybody knows about the talent of Luis Scola. He has a huge basketball IQ, he knows the game very well and he is a superb teammate. CJ Watson brings his experience as a back-up point guard. Last but not least, Danny Granger's comeback is a great thing for us. He was injured for a while and is feeling better game after game. Our roster is very solid and our second unit is very productive. FIBA.com

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Bird spent no time settling in. He signed three free agents — three-point shooter Chris Copeland, and backup and No. 3 point-guards, C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan. Bird re-signed West and traded spare parts Miles Plumlee and Gerald Green along with the Pacers' lottery-protected 2014 first-round draft pick to Phoenix for power forward Luis Scola. "Once I took the job and got back, the first guy I wanted was C.J. Watson, but Scola's the guy," Bird said. "I wanted him for a couple years. I was very reluctant to trade a first-round pick but if we've got the team I think we have, that one extra guy can make a major difference." USA Today Sports

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Candace Buckner: #Pacers PG George Hill (sore hip) is OUT tonight. Backup CJ Watson will get his second consecutive start. Twitter

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Chris Sheridan: “I watched C.J. Watson play a lot for Brooklyn as well, and he ain’t all that good, okay? I’ll just put it that way. He’s a mediocre NBA point guard. He can give you maybe 12 good minutes a night but he’s not as fast as D.J. Augustin is. He’s maybe a little bit better of a shooter, but he’s not what you call a very good shooter. He’s a plug-in guy and he’s expendable. If the Indiana Pacers want to become a super-elite team, and like I said, they’re close – they’re top two in the East right now – then the point guard position is the one place where they need the biggest upgrade.” When you’re analyzing a situation, being blunt and objective is a necessity, and that’s what Sheridan did in explaining why he thinks the Pacers need to improve at the point guard position to truly be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. What he probably didn’t expect was that Watson would actually hear every word of it and have a response to what was said about him. Well, that’s what happened, as you can see below: CJ Watson: Not very good, expendable and streaky huh. I'm a make u eat ur words!!!! SheridanHoops

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Point guard C.J. Watson agreed to a two-year contract with the Indiana Pacers, sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard. Watson's agreement was earlier reported by HoopsWorld. Watson tweeted "keep up with the pace" on Monday, in an apparent nod to his choice of teams. ESPN.com

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Jason Kidd: "I'm a big believer that Billy and I have to have our relationship where it's like a team, you can communicate. Yes, he gets the guys and I have to coach them but I'm a big fan of what he believes in. I would have to agree in the sense that we need shooting, if C.J. decides to leave, a back-up point guard and maybe a little bit more athletic, but I'm on board with Billy's game plan and I'm a big supporter." NetsDaily

June 17, 2013 Updates

Thibodeau likes bringing in players he has history with, but that won’t be the case with former backup guard C.J. Watson, who opted out of his deal with the Brooklyn Nets this week and will be a free agent. There’s too much stagnant water under that bridge. Chicago Sun-Times

June 15, 2013 Updates

On the need to replace C.J. Watson as back-up point guard, King told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts that he and Kidd have already spoken about it, and didn't assume Watson was leaving. "I haven't got the official letter," replied King when asked if Watson has official opted out. "But I'm assuming he will because the salary he makes, he knows he can get that. If you want to make more, you can. So Jason and I have discussed if that happens, and we aren't able to retain him, we've got some guys in mind who we'd like to replace him with." NetsDaily

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