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Jazz Re-Signs Guard Earl Watson

SALT LAKE CITY (December 9, 2011) – Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor announced today that the team has re-signed free-agent guard Earl Watson, pending the outcome of a successful physical. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Watson (6-1, 185, UCLA) owns career averages of 7.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists over 10 NBA seasons with Utah, Memphis, Denver, Seattle/Oklahoma City and Indiana. Watson has also appeared in eight postseason contests, all with Memphis in 2004 and 2005.

Last season the Kansas City, Kan., native appeared in 80 games (13 starts) with Utah, averaging 4.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 0.8 steals in 19.6 minutes.

Watson’s best statistical season came in 2007-08 with Seattle, when he appeared in 78 games (73 starts) for the SuperSonics, averaging 10.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 6.8 assists in 29.1 minutes.

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