July 22, 2010
Warriors Trade Guard C.J. Watson To Chicago
Sign-And-Trade Deal Provides Golden State With A Second Round Draft Pick & Trade Exception

The Golden State Warriors have re-signed restricted free agent guard C.J. Watson and traded him to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for a 2011 second round draft pick and a traded player exception, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. Under NBA rules, the Warriors will have one year to utilize the traded player exception, which is created when a player is traded to a team under the salary cap with space to absorb the contract.

Watson, 26, appeared in 65 games with the Warriors last season, averaging 10.3 points, 2.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 27.5 minutes. The 6’2” guard, who was not drafted by an NBA team following a four-year collegiate career at Tennessee, has spent each of his three NBA campaigns with the Warriors after originally signing a 10-day contract with Golden State on January 8, 2008. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Watson has appeared in 174 games overall during his NBA career, averaging 8.7 points, 2.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds.