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C.J. Watson

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 63 games (five starts) for the Pacers in his seventh NBA season, averaged 6.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals in 18.9 minutes... EC Finals vs. MIA: Sank 1-2 three-pointers with a rebound in 20 minutes of Game 4…Hit a pair of threes to go with a rebound, an assist and a steal in 28 minutes in Game 3Went scoreless for the first time this postseason in Game 2 on 0-4 shooting, but grabbed three rebounds in 13 minutes…Went 3-4 from the field and 4-6 from the line for 11 points with four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 18 minutes in Game 1... EC Semifinals vs. WSH: Averaged 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game off the bench…Was the only bench player to score in Game 4, going 1-4 from the field for two points…Went 0-3 from the field and 1-2 from the line in 12 minutes of Game 3…Shot 2-5 from the floor and 1-2 from long distance for five points while collecting two steals in 18 minutes in Game 2…Went 3-5 from the field and 2-2 from the line for nine points to go with two assists and a steal in 15 minutes off the bench in Game 1... First Round vs. ATL: Averaged 8.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 22.3 minutes per game while shooting 45 percent from three-point range…Reached double-figures twice, including a series-high 15 points on 6-10 shooting in Game 5…Scored 10 on 2-4 from long distance and 4-6 from the line with a career-best three steals in Game 3…Set a career-high with three three-pointers in Game 5..recorded multiple steals in four games (2-2)

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13:

In 80 games (eight starts), he averaged 6.8 points and 2.0 assists, while shooting a team leading .411 from three-point range (88-214)...Scored in double figures 20 times...Led the team in assists three times (all ties), steals 16 times (14 ties) and blocks four times (three ties)...Made 4-4 three-pointers for 12 points and dished out a season-high seven assists at CLE, 4/3...Recorded 22 points, four assists and five rebounds at UTA, 3/30...Scored 14 points, recorded seven rebounds and shot 7-7 from the free throw line at PHX, 3/24...Tallied 17 points with five assists and four rebounds vs. HOU, 2/22...Scored 17 points with three steals and six assists at MIL, 2/20...Scored a season-high 25 points, with six assists vs. DEN, 2/13...Scored 14 points with three rebounds at MIN, 1/23...Had 16 points and a season-high six rebounds at TOR, 12/12...In his franchise debut, led the bench with 15 points on 6-9 shooting, going 3-4 from distance with a career-high-tying two blocks vs. TOR, 11/3.

2011-12: Appeared in 49 games in his second season with Chicago (career-high 25 starts)... Led the team in scoring four times and in assists 15 times... Recorded 10-or-more points 25 times, including five games with 20-or-more points... Posted 17 points and eight assists vs. Washington on 4/16... Finished with 16 points, nine assists and three steals vs. Miami on 4/12... Posted 17 points and eight assists vs. Denver on 3/26... Scored 23 points against Toronto on 3/24... Posted team highs with 22 points and six assists at Boston on 2/13... Notched his first double-double of the year with 14 points and a season-high 11 assists (also added seven boards) at New Jersey on 2/6... Scored 20 points (4-7 3FG) at Philadelphia on 2/1... Finished with 23 points, five rebounds and four assists vs. Phoenix on 1/17...

2010 -11: In his first season with Chicago, he appeared in all 82 regular season games (one start)... Led the Bulls in scoring once and in assists three times... Posted six games with 10-plus points scored, including one game with 33 points... Finished with eight points, a team-high six assists and four boards in 18 minutes against New Jersey on 4/13... Scored 13 points and added four assists at Minnesota on 3/30... Tallied 11 points and seven assists vs. Sacramento on 3/21... Posted 16 points, eight assists and five boards vs. Utah on 3/12... In his lone start of the year at Denver on 11/26, he posted a game-high 33 points...

2009-10: Appeared in 65 games in his second full season with Golden State (15 starts)... Averaged career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals and minutes while shooting a career-high .468 from the field... Scored a career-high 40 points vs. Sacramento on 2/17... Posted the highest assist-to-turnover ratio on the team with 2.5 games (02/16-02/19), the first time in his career he had accomplished this run... Scored in double-figures 32 times, including 20-plus points seven times, and one game with 40 points...

2008-09: In his first full season with Golden State he appeared in 77 games (18 starts)... Played 25-plus minutes in 36 games, where he averaged 13.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists in those contests... Scored a then career-high 38 points and shot 16-of-16 from the free throw line in a win at Utah on 4/11, marking the most points ever scored in an NBA game by a former D-League player... Reached double- figures in scoring 35 times, with four games with 20-plus points and one contest with 30-plus points... Two-plus steals 24 times...

2007-08: Appeared in 32 games with Golden State... In five games where he received 20-plus minutes, he averaged 10.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.40 steals... Reached double-figures in scoring four times... In 16 games with Rio Grande (NBDL), averaged 26.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.38 steals in 38.1 minutes... Shot .506 (128-253 FG) from the field, .400 (18-45 3FGM) from three-point range and .899 (149-166 FT) from the free throw line.

COLLEGE:
Played four seasons at the University of Tennessee... Finished his collegiate career in Knoxville as the second all-time leader in assists (577), second in steals (198), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.396), tied for eighth in three-point field goals (401) and 15th in scoring (1,424 points)... Started 118 of his 119 career games... Earned Second Team All-SEC honors from The Associated Press and the SEC coaches following his senior year...Following his collegiate career, was named to the Volunteers’ All-Century Basketball Team.

PERSONAL:
Enjoys spending time with his daughter, reading, listening to music, blogging, playing golf, playing pool, and yoga... He is a collector of basketball cards and sneakers... Is interested in voice over acting and is great at impressions and cartoon voices... Is currently in training with a voice over coach... Met with 30 4th and 5th grade students from P.S. 282 in Park Slope to honor the legacy of Brooklyn’s African-American basketball history through the installation of six large-scale photographs of the Black Fives, the early-twentieth century African-American basketball league, in Barclays Center’s main concourse while with the Nets... Hosted 60 youngsters ages 8-14 in a cardio kickboxing and nutrition class at the Flatbush YMCA as part of Brooklyn Nets Assist.

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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: 7
Previous Teams:
  Indiana Pacers 2013 - 2014
  Brooklyn Nets 2012 - 2013
  Chicago Bulls 2011 - 2012
  Golden State Warriors 2010 - 2010
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Tennessee/USA

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