(Sports Network) - The Indiana Pacers agreed to a two-year contract with free
agent point guard C.J. Watson on Monday, according to multiple reports.
Watson is coming off a solid season as Deron Williams' backup with the
Brooklyn Nets in which the six-year pro averaged 6.8 points and 2.0 assists
over 80 games and shot 41.1 percent from 3-point range. He averaged 9.7 points
and a career-best 4.1 assists while starting 25 out of 49 contests for the
Chicago Bulls the previous season.
The 29-year-old, who owns career averages of 7.6 points, 2.5 assists and a
38.2 percent 3-point percentage over 385 games, is slated to replace
unrestricted free agent D.J. Augustin as the main understudy to starting point
guard George Hill in Indiana.
Watson cannot officially sign with the Pacers until July 10, when the NBA's
moratorium on player transactions is lifted.
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