Nets sign backup point guard C.J. Watson

In some belated news that took place over the weekend, the Brooklyn Nets came to terms with backup point guard C.J. Watson.

Last season as a member of the Bulls, the 6-2 Watson averaged 9.7 ppg and 4.1 apg in 49 games, serving primarily as the backup to Derrick Rose, though he has filled in capably as a starter during times Rose has been out due to injury.

Watson, reportedly taking less money to join the Nets, agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum with a player option for the second season.

The addition of Watson fills one of the Nets’ biggest needs, backup point guard. There is also talk that Watson could spend some time playing alongside Deron Williams, allowing Williams to operate off the ball, a look we saw Avery Johnson employ last season with Williams alongside Jordan Farmar.

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