C.J. Watson has agreed to sign a two-year, veterans minimum deal with the Nets. The news was first reported by Peter Vecsey and later confirmed by the Nets.
Vecsey reported the deal is two years at vet minimum with a player option in second year. Watson confirmed the deal by tweeting this. He told reporters, "I’m excited to join the Nets. I can’t wait to play with all that talent and play for Avery Johnson. I couldn’t be more excited." Watson's agent told Tim Bontemps that Watson, waived Friday, had other more lucrative offers but decided to sign with the Nets after he spoke with Deron Williams.
Watson, 28, has played for the Warriors and Bulls. He averaged 9.7 points and 4.1 assists in 49 games last season, starting 25 in the regular season and another five in the playoffs. The 6'2" Watson shot 39 percent from 3-point range, but just 37 percent overall.
"We are very pleased to add a veteran with the savvy and experience of C.J. Watson to our roster," said Billy 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.
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