Posted Jul 17 2009 7:58PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived guard Earl Watson.
Watson, an eight-year NBA veteran, appeared in 68 games and started in 18 with Oklahoma City this past season and averaged 6.6 points, 5.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 26.1 minutes per contest.
Watson, a 6-1 guard out of UCLA, holds career averages of 7.3 points, 4.6 assists, 2.2 rebounds in 597 career games with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Denver Nuggets, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Seattle Supersonics.
Watson's waiver was announced Friday by Sam Presti, the Thunder's executive vice president and general manager.
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