HoopsHype Earl Watson rumors

March 13, 2014 Updates

After the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the San Antonio Spurs 103-90 on Wednesday night -- losing their fourth straight game, which happens to be their longest losing streak of the season -- the players had a post-game hash-out session that was initiated by Damian Lillard, CSNNW.com was told. Earl Watson, Mo Williams and Dorell Wright were amongst some of the players to vocally address what was going on and what needed to change from here on out, we’re told. “I just felt like it was something that needed to be said,” Lillard responded when ask why he initiated the dialogue. “At some point, it’s up to the players.” CSNNW.com

March 5, 2014 Updates

When the 2013-14 NBA campaign concludes for the Portland Trail Blazers, the 13-year NBA veteran point guard, Earl Watson, will have a difficult decision to ponder: Does he try for one more year of playing or enter the NBA coaching profession? Just last offseason, according to a league source, Watson turned down an offer to be an assistant coach for a Western Conference team. He ultimately decided he still had something left in the tank. At the current moment, Watson, 34, will continue playing both roles for the Trail Blazers – coach and player. CSNNW.com

And when it comes to that crucial decision he’ll face that’s drawing near, he says he’ll deal with it when the time comes. “Right now, I’m focused on helping the Trail Blazers and doing what I can to assist,” Watson said. “I’m a player right now and my mind is on that. When the summer comes, I’ll tend to it then. But it does feel good to know you could have options.” CSNNW.com

If he does decide to retire during the upcoming offseason and is offered a head-coaching gig, the first call he’s going to make is to Hall-of-Fame coach Hubie Brown, offering him a job as his lead assistant. Brown, 80, hasn’t coached since the 2004-05 NBA season and he is currently an accomplished color analyst for ESPN and ABC. Watson, who gets with Brown every summer to steal some plays, believes he’ll have a shot at luring Brown away from the television camera. “I think I can get him out [of retirement]” Watson said. “Just to help me through that first year would be huge. I love him and he loves me.” CSNNW.com

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“I think we have one of the best benches in the league on paper,” Watson said in a phone interview. “We still have to play together and jell with one another and all of that, but I think we definitely have one of the best benches on paper. As long as we all go out there and know our role and do what we need to do to help the team and help each other succeed then I think we’ll be fine. HoopsWorld

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