Nets Sign C.J. Watson

MONDAY, 3:06pm: The Nets have officially signed Watson, the team announced today in a press release.

SATURDAY, 8:12pm: The Nets have agreed to terms with point guard C.J. Watson on a two-year deal for the veteran's minimum, reports Peter Vecsey of the New York Post (via Twitter). The former Tennessee star became an unrestricted free agent on Friday after clearing waivers. Watson's second year of the contract will be a player option.

Watson, 28, averaged 9.7 PPG and 4.1 APG in 49 games for the Bulls during the 2011/12 season. He filled in admirably as the starting point guard at different points during the season as Derrick Rose battled various ailments until suffering a season-ending torn ACL during the first round of the playoffs against the Sixers. With the Nets, Watson will serve as the backup to All-Star Deron Williams.

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8 Comments on "Nets Sign C.J. Watson"


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Dollarmadetrax
2 years 11 months ago

He wasn’t producing. He’s a great kid and an awesome attitude but that can’t and won’t win championships. Brewer is next and I think he would be more of a loss than cj

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jwsox
2 years 11 months ago

Seriously???? Bulls??!? I hate the bulls front office soo much. He was willing to play
For the minimum??????? Why didn’t the bulls offer him that after dropping his option!! Gar Forman and paxson need to be fired asap

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Daniel Lawson
2 years 11 months ago

because he folded under pressure and we already have two PGs and a swing guard

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knick fan
2 years 11 months ago

so he wouldnt take less money to stay in chicago but he will play for the minimum in new jersey lol

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OpenYourEyes
2 years 11 months ago

Brooklyn*

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Onunez23
2 years 11 months ago

Bulls didn’t want to sign him, they’re clearing up cap space to match houstons 25 mil offer on omer asik. Bulls trying to stay under taxt luxary.

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go bulls
2 years 11 months ago

yeah, but what better way to stay under the cap than signing CJ to the minimum?

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Daniel Lawson
2 years 11 months ago

that’s not an issue for Chicago until the third year