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C.J. Watson

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Orlando Magic

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2015-16 SEASON: Played in 33 games (two starts) with Orlando, averaging 4.3 ppg., 2.7 apg. and 2.0 rpg. in 19.9 minpg....As a starter, averaged 6.5 ppg., 4.5 apg., 2.5 rpg. and 1.00 blkpg. in 29.0 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in assists five times…Scored in double figures three times, including a season-high 12 points on Nov. 6 vs. Toronto… Recorded at least one steal 14 times and had two-or-more steals three times, including a season-high four steals on Nov. 4 @ Houston…Missed 45 total games due to injury - missed 44 games (Nov. 11-Feb. 10) due to a sore left calf and missed one game (Apr. 3) due to a sprained left ankle…DNP-CD four times.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 538 career NBA regular season games (95 starts) with Golden State, Chicago, Brooklyn, Indiana and Orlando, averaging 7.6 ppg., 2.5 apg. and 2.0 rpg. in 20.6 minpg., while shooting .379 (439-1,158) from three-point range and .808 (784-970) from the free throw line…Also played in 48 career NBA playoff games (five starts), averaging 5.5 ppg., 2.0 apg. and 1.8 rpg. in 16.8 minpg.

2014-15: Played in 57 games (21 starts) with Indiana, averaging 10.0 ppg., 3.6 apg., 2.9 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 24.9 minpg., while shooting .400 (70-175) from three-point range and .826 (138-167) from the free throw line...As a starter, averaged 10.6 ppg. and 3.6 apg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring three times, in rebounding once and in assists 16 times…Scored in double figures 29 times and had 20+ points four times, including a season-high 23 points three times, the last on Mar. 26 @ Milwaukee…Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds on Dec. 27 @ Brooklyn…Grabbed the 1,000th rebound of his career on Apr. 1 @ Boston…Missed a total of 24 games due to injury: missed first 15 games of the season (Oct. 29-Nov. 26) due to a bruised right foot, one game (Dec. 20) due to a sinus infection, two games (Jan. 2-4) due to a sore left foot and the last six games of the season (Apr. 15-15) due to a sore right elbow…Had one DNP-CD.

2013-14: Played in 63 games (five starts) with Indiana, averaging 6.6 ppg., 1.7 apg. and 1.6 rpg. in 18.9 minpg.…As a starter, averaged 10.6 ppg., 4.4 apg. and 2.4 rpg….Scored in double figures 13 times, including a season-high 20 points on Apr. 13 vs. Oklahoma City…Had a career-high six three-pointers on Nov. 27 @ Charlotte…Scored 3,000th career NBA point on Nov. 20 @ New York and dished out 1,000th career NBA assist on Nov. 29 vs. Washington…Missed a total of 18 games due to injury: missed one game (Nov. 22) due to a upper respiratory infection, four games (Mar. 5-11) due to a sprained right elbow and 13 games (Mar. 15-Apr. 6)…Also played in 19 playoff outings, averaging 5.6 ppg. and 2.1 rpg. in 18.0 minpg., while shooting .400 (16-40) from three-point range, helping the Pacers reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

2012-13: Appeared in 80 games (eight starts) with Brooklyn, averaging 6.8 ppg., 2.0 apg. and 1.8 rpg in 19.0 minpg., while shooting .411 (88-214) from three-point range…Led (or tied) the team in assists three times…Scored in double figures 20 times…Also played in seven postseason outings, averaging 8.6 ppg., 2.4 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 23.0 minpg.

2011-12: Played in 49 games (25 starts) with Chicago, averaging 9.7 ppg., 4.1 apg. and 2.1 rpg. in 23.7 minpg., while shooting .393 (68-173) from three-point range and .808 (84-104) from the free throw line…Led (or tied) the team in scoring four times and in assists 15 times…Scored in double figures 25 times and had 20+ points five times…Also played in six playoff games (five starts), averaging 7.3 ppg., 5.5 apg. and 2.2 rpg. in 27.3 minpg.

2010-11: Appeared in all 82 games (one start) with Chicago, averaging 4.9 ppg., 2.3 apg. and 1.1 rpg. in 13.3 minpg., while shooting .393 (44-112) from three-point range…Scored a season-high 33 points on Nov. 26 @ Denver in his only start of the season…Also played in 16 postseason outings, averaging 3.2 ppg. and 1.9 apg in 8.5 minpg., helping the Bulls reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

2009-10: Played in 65 games (15 starts) with Golden State, averaging a career-high 10.3 ppg., 2.8 apg., 2.6 rpg. and 1.58 stlpg. in 27.5 minpg….Scored in double figures 32 times and had 20+ points seven times, including a career-high 40 points on Feb. 17 vs. Sacramento…Recorded a career-high seven steals on Dec. 28 vs. Boston.

2008-09: Appeared in 77 games (18 starts) with Golden State, averaging 9.5 ppg., 2.7 apg., 2.5 rpg. and 1.25 stlpg. in 24.5 minpg., while shooting .400 (48-120) from three-point range and .870 (168-193) from the free throw line…Scored in double figures 35 times and had 20+ points four times, including a then-career-high 38 points (16-of-16 from free throw line) on Apr. 11 @ Utah, marking the most points ever scored in an NBA game by a former member of the NBA Development League…Dished out a career-high 12 assists on Apr. 15 @ Phoenix.

2007-08: Played in 16 games with Rio Grande Valley of the NBA Development League, averaging 26.4 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 5.3 apg. and 1.38 stlpg. in 38.1 minpg., while shooting .506 (128-253) from the floor, .400 (18-45) from three-point range and .899 (149-166) from the free throw line…Signed by Golden State to a 10-day contract on Jan. 8 and for the rest of the season on Jan. 28…Appeared in 32 games with the Warriors, averaging 3.7 ppg., 1.1 apg. and 1.0 rpg. in 11.5 minpg….2006-07: Played professionally in both Italy and Greece.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise…Played in Italy (2006-07)…Played in Greece (2006-07)…Played with Rio Grande Valley of the NBA Development League (2007-08)…Signed by Golden State to first of two consecutive 10-day contracts (Jan. 8, 2008)…Signed for the remainder of the season by Golden State (Jan. 28, 2008)…Traded by Golden State to Chicago in exchange for a future second round draft pick (Jul. 22, 2010)…Signed as a free agent by New Jersey (Jul. 14, 2012)…Signed as a free agent by Indiana (Jul. 10, 2013)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 9, 2015).

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played in 119 career games during four seasons at the University of Tennessee, averaging 12.0 ppg., 4.8 apg., 3.7 rpg. and 1.66 stlpg. in 34.1 minpg., while shooting .396 (165-417) from three-point range…Finished his collegiate career ranking second on the school’s all-time list in assists (577), second in steals (198), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.396), tied for eighth in three-point field goals made (401) and 15th in scoring (1,424 points)…Started in 118 of his 119 games played…As a senior (2005-06), named Second Team All-SEC by The Associated Press and the SEC coaches after averaging 17.4 ppg….Named to the Volunteers’ All-Century Basketball Team following his career.

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Charles Akeem Watson, Jr.…Served Thanksgiving breakfast to residents at the Coalition for the Homeless in 2015…Participated in the Magic FIT Kid Chef Celebrity Cook-Off to teach underprivileged children about healthy eating habits…Enjoys spending time with his daughter, reading, listening to music, blogging, playing golf, playing pool and yoga…An avid collector of basketball cards and sneakers…Interested in voice-over acting and has trained with a voice-over coach…Also enjoys watching movies, spending time with his family, going to arcades and community work with his foundation – The Quiet Storm Foundation…You can follow him on Twitter: @Quietstorm_32.

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Height: 6'2''/ 1.88m
Weight: 175 lbs./ 79.4 kg
Born: April 17, 1984
From: Tennessee
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Orlando Magic 2015 - 2015
  Indiana Pacers 2013 - 2014
  Brooklyn Nets 2012 - 2013
  Chicago Bulls 2011 - 2012
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Tennessee/USA

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