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April 1, 2012; Oklahoma City  OK, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson (7) before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE
April 1, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson (7) before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

C.J. Watson recently wrapped up his annual Quiet Storm Foundation's Hoops for Hope summer camp in his hometown of Las Vegas, saying it's not about running a camp once a year, but something very personal.

"Hopefully, they can look at me as a mentor and see that I can do it and so can they," said Watson, who got his nickname, "Quiet Storm" playing high school ball in Vegas. He added that he's been using his time improving his game and thinks it's working. "I've improved my jump shot, my ball-handling, trying to get better in pick and rolls and getting my conditioning to up to where i can play every minute of the game without getting tired," he said.

Has to, he said. Can't disappoint. "Brooklyn, the new team, is going to be exciting, got a lot of new players, a lot new buzz in the city. hopefully, we can give them something to cheer for."