Brooklyn Nets Sign C.J. Watson
July 23, 2012
BROOKLYN, N.Y.— The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard C.J. Watson, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.
"We are very pleased to add a veteran with the savvy and experience of C.J. Watson to our roster," said King. "C.J. has the ability to be productive in a variety of roles, and he will add quality and versatility to our backcourt rotation."
Watson played in 49 games for Chicago in 2011-12, making 25 starts. The 6-2 guard averaged 9.7 points and a career-high 4.1 assists in 23.7 minutes per game for the Bulls. As a starter, Watson posted averages of 11.3 points and 4.6 assists in 29.2 minutes per game. In the 2012 postseason, Watson started five of the Bulls' six playoff games and averaged 7.3 points and 5.5 assists in 27.3 minutes per game.
After going undrafted out of the University of Tennessee in 2006, Watson was signed by the Golden State Warriors as a free agent call-up from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League in January of 2008. After two and a half seasons with the Warriors, Watson was traded to Chicago prior to the 2010-11 season. Over five NBA seasons, Watson holds career averages of 7.8 points and 2.6 assists in 305 games. Watson has made postseason appearances in each of his two seasons with the Bulls. In 22 career playoff games, he has averaged 4.3 points and 2.9 assists in 13.6 minutes per game. .