HoopsHype CJ Watson rumors

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The Bulls have until July 10 to announce whether they will pick up team options on Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer and C.J. Watson. None are expected to return, although Korver remains a slight possibility even though his option is the most expensive at $5 million. Chicago Tribune

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Now, the Bulls have a decision to make. The final year of Watson’s contract is a team option and Chicago has yet to indicate whether or not they’re going to retain the point guard for $3.2 million. Watson says he hasn’t heard one way or another from the organization, but he’s optimistic that he’ll return. “I expect to come back,” Watson said. “They have until July 10 so I’m just waiting to hear from them and see what happens. I want to be back. I love the team, I love the city, I love my teammates and I love my coaches. I think it’s a good fit.” HoopsWorld

June 7, 2012 Updates

Watson has begun workouts after having shock wave therapy to address plantar fasciitis in both feet. His option is for $3.2 million. Korver, who quietly battled a foot injury so severe that he couldn't play much in the season-ending Game 6 loss to the 76ers and had to wear a walking boot, has a $5 million option. Brewer's is for $4.37 million. None of the three are confident they will return. Chicago Tribune

Chicago might not pick up its $3.7 million option on backup point guard C.J. Watson, but his representative, Jared Karnes, said Watson "is hopeful to remain with the Bulls." The Warriors gave Watson his shot in the NBA and are in the market for an experienced backup point guard, so they'll follow Watson's situation closely. San Francisco Chronicle

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Luol Deng and Chicago Bulls teammate C.J. Watson will participate in Basketball Without Borders this offseason. Run by the NBA and FIBA, the program is a "global basketball development program that uses the sport to create positive social change in the areas of education and health and wellness," according to a news release. The program is in its 10th season. Chicago Tribune

May 17, 2012 Updates

Bulls guard C.J. Watson revealed via Twitter message that he had a surgical procedure done on his foot Thursday. Here's the message, with puncutation added, "Just had successful surgery by @weilforfeet, best in the business. Rest up, then back to getting better this summer and get ready for next year." Arlington Heights Daily Herald

May 13, 2012 Updates

Bulls guard C.J. Watson received no less than seven death threats on his Twitter account after passing to Omer Asik, who missed two free throws with seven seconds left and opened the door for the 76ers to steal a series-clinching 79-78 win. SheridanHoops

May 11, 2012 Updates

Sam: It’s going to be a tough position to fill if the team doesn’t pick up Watson’s option, which is uncertain at this point. Though you figure he didn’t help himself the way Game 6 ended. If they do pick up the option, it’s him. And it’s not an expensive one year option, so it is possible, though I wouldn’t wager on it. The issue, as I mentioned above, is the limitations on going after a free agent given the salary cap considerations. And it’s not about being cheap. NBA.com

May 1, 2012 Updates

KC Johnson: C.J. Watson, on starting for Rose: "I’m very comfortable. My teammates believe in me. Coach believes in me. That’s all that matters." #Bulls Twitter

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