C.J. Watson Closing In On Deal With Pacers

1:08pm: Watson appears to be headed for a two-year deal with the Pacers, tweets Kennedy, adding that it will likely be for more than the veteran's minimum.

12:29pm: Unrestricted free agent point guard C.J. Watson is closing in on an agreement with the Pacers, reports Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld (via Twitter). Watson hit the open market today after turning down a minimum-salary player option to return to the Nets.

The Pacers are in the market for a point guard to play behind George Hill, with backup D.J. Augustin and third-stringer Ben Hansbrough having hit free agency. After paying $3.5MM to Augustin last season, the Pacers could probably land Watson for less money, considering he's coming off a minimum-salary deal and was solid, but unspectacular backing up Deron Williams in Brooklyn.

Watson, 29, averaged 6.8 PPG with 2.0 APG and a 13.9 PER in 80 contests for the Nets in 2012/13.

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2 years 4 months ago

Why are we making a deal with watson when darren collision jj reddick and nate robinson are still up for grabs get a vet to help george hill shape his game dont get me wrong watson would be a great add for the mavs or somebody that’s not in the discussion for a ring next year but this is the pacers lets hope larry byrd has some tricks up his sleeve with this idea

2 years 4 months ago

Larry Byrd or Marlon Bird?

Jordan Ferguson
2 years 4 months ago

DC was absolutely awful last year with the Mavs, and he didn’t want to be a backup with the Pacers before, so why bring him back? JJ Redick isn’t a PG, so I don’t know why you threw his name in there. CJ is a solid backup that will understand his role and be an upgrade over Augustin.

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