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C.J. Watson - An Underrated Signing

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Mar 26, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA;  Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson (7) shoots a free throw against the Denver Nuggets during the first half at the United Center.  Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 26, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson (7) shoots a free throw against the Denver Nuggets during the first half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Word is that C.J. Watson has been looking good at the Nets' informal workouts, playing alongside Deron Williams. His signing, for the vets minimum, was a very under-the-radar move, first reported on a Saturday night ... the same weekend the Knicks decided against keeping Jeremy Lin and Jason Kidd wrapped his SUV around a pole.

He's been to Africa since and living up to his reputation as a low-key leader, thus the nickname, "Quiet Storm." But Alex Raskin, writing for HoopsWorld, calls Watson one of the most underrated acquisitions of the season. "This was an excellent signing for the Nets. Not only was it a bargain, but it also gives them one of the best reserve point guards in the league and insurance in case Williams gets injured."