HoopsHype Earl Watson rumors


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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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