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JD Shaw: The Hawks formally announce the signing of Paul Watson to a 10-day contract. Watson averaged 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 34.3 minutes per game in 13 starts for the Raptors 905.
Ian Begley: The Knicks announce that they have waived Paul Watson. Watson is on an Exhibit 10 contract, so he will earn additional salary if he plays with the Westchester Knicks - New York’s G League club - for 60 days.
Ian Begley: The Knicks announce that they’ve signed Paul Watson, who was with their G League team last year. Watson will likely play with their G League team - the Westchester Knicks - again this season.
Ian Begley: Paul Watson’s deal with the Knicks is an Exhibit 10 contract, per league sources. So Watson will receive a salary bonus if he plays with the Westchester Knicks for 60 days.
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