Posted July 01, 2013

Report: C.J. Watson, Pacers agree in principle on two-year deal

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The Pacers reportedly agree in principle on two-year deal with C.J. Watson. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Pacers reportedly agree in principle on two-year deal with C.J. Watson. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a two-year deal in principle with guard C.J. Watson, according to multiple media reports.

The team has yet to make an announcement on the signing and financial terms were not disclosed in the report.

Watson figures to backup George Hill, who signed a five-year and $40 million deal last summer, at point guard.

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Watson has been a primarily a backup over his six seasons in the league, and was Deron Williams‘ backup last season with the Brooklyn Nets.  He averaged 6.8 points and two assists in 80 games last season. His minutes and scoring average increased during the team’s run through the playoff.


1 comments
Bearsclone
Bearsclone

Good pick up.  CJ's a very good backup or a capable, but bottom tier starter.  Indiana needs additional ball handlers who can score some, and CJ fits the bill.