HoopsHype Earl Watson rumors

March 24, 2012 Updates

Earl Watson: This is not even a controversial stance. It's a stance for human rights. It's a stance for civil rights. It's a stance for just love. A kid, 17 years old: that could be any kid. … The audio tape is what really gets you. The kid, hearing his last words. that kid is only 17 years old. I just remember when I was 17. You never what he could've become and it's just sad that nothing has been done. And it's more disappointing that laws can actually protect that. Here, we're all worrying about that Kony kid over in Africa — Kony 2012. And here we have a situation where it's not massive. But I don't think there's a difference between one person losing their life and a million. It's not fair and it's not right, so we have to stand up for what we believe here, first. Salt Lake Tribune

Earl Watson: Decision to wear the hoodie: The hoodie was just support for him and his family. It's tough, because there's me losing my little brother in a car accident when I was 17. Let alone that family losing their kid to a brainless, insensitive, act of violence. And the fact that the shooter could actually hear those words before he shot him that last time shows he didn't care. Salt Lake Tribune

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Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor isn't a social-media type, but the "BringBackEarl" Twitter campaign apparently worked. Watson will return to the Jazz, having signed a guaranteed two-year deal this afternoon just in time to participate in training camp, Watson's agent Mark Bartelstein said. Deseret News

Jody Genessy: Earl Watson is in Utah and looks to be rejoining the Jazz, but another source told me there's "nothing official yet." Twitter

December 8, 2011 Updates

Veteran point guard Earl Watson is still in play for the Utah Jazz, agent Mark Bartelstein told The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday. Bartelstein plans to talk with Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor on Friday to determine how Watson fits into Utah's 2011-12 picture. "We've been having serious talks with the Jazz," Bartelstein said. "Kevin and I are going to talk again ... and I'm hoping we're going to work something out." Salt Lake Tribune

HoopsWorld reporter Alex Kennedy reported on Twitter that the free agent point guard is "leaning toward signing with the Atlanta Hawks." That sent fans engaged in a "BringBackEarl" Twitter campaign to reach for the panic button. Watson, who's taken to the social-media site lately, is trying to alleviate their worries. "I haven't decided yet," he told the Deseret News. "Can't negotiate till Friday." From his hometown of Kansas City, Watson also publicly tweeted, "I have not made any commitment to any team yet. ... Awaiting patiently." Deseret News

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