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plpfctn
07-17-2009, 06:21 PM
The Oklahoma City Thunder waived guard Earl Watson it was announced today by Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
The 8-year NBA veteran appeared in 68 games (18 starts) with Oklahoma City this past season and averaged 6.6 points, 5.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 26.1 minutes per contest.
Watson, a 6-1 guard out of UCLA, holds career averages of 7.3 points, 4.6 assists, 2.2 rebounds in 597 career games (156 starts) with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Denver Nuggets, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Seattle Supersonics.


http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=4589


would you like this guy on your team for depth/

ULT WARRIOR408
07-17-2009, 06:28 PM
He's a good solid backup someone will pick him up.:nod:

IRUAM #21
07-17-2009, 06:33 PM
Boston.

BlondeBomber41
07-17-2009, 06:36 PM
Yeah real solid player, he will get snatched up in a giffy.

Raps18-19 Champ
07-17-2009, 06:44 PM
If Raptors don't sign Jack, I'd want him.

He'll find a team though. I can see the Spurs or Celtics offering him a veteran minimum.

zambo4president
07-17-2009, 06:46 PM
Bulls could oh wait who am i kidding were cheap.

Kakaroach
07-17-2009, 06:52 PM
He'll be a great pick-up for any team really. One of the better back-up PGs' in the league.

dwadefan03
07-17-2009, 06:55 PM
come to miami along with odom and boozer.................................whooooooooo oooooh

Lakers4ItAll
07-17-2009, 06:57 PM
Portland could use this guy, hell I would like him on the Lakers

carter15
07-17-2009, 07:06 PM
magic as their backup pg?

bleedprple&gold
07-17-2009, 07:08 PM
Wow this is a puzzling move. His deal was fully guaranteed this year. I wonder how much the buyout was for.

slaker619
07-17-2009, 07:09 PM
He Is Such A Soild Back-up PG I Bet Scarimento Would Love To Have Him

asandhu23
07-17-2009, 07:10 PM
Bulls could oh wait who am i kidding were cheap.

same with warriors

D2theJ
07-17-2009, 07:11 PM
I think he'd fit nicely with the Spurs if he takes a pay cut.

Sean McG
07-17-2009, 07:25 PM
I'm not sure why we bought him out, Livingston played pretty solid I guess but he was an expiring this year and OKC has a ton of cap space. He probably would've had a lot of value at the deadline for being a solid player with a good chunk of an expiring contract.

soxnfins
07-17-2009, 07:28 PM
If Ridnour gets traded I wouldn't mind him on the Bucks. If he or anyone would ever want to play in Milwaukee.

ULT WARRIOR408
07-17-2009, 07:30 PM
He Is Such A Soild Back-up PG I Bet Scarimento Would Love To Have Him


You mean SACRAMENTO.

Lakers4ItAll
07-17-2009, 07:30 PM
if ridnour gets traded i wouldn't mind him on the bucks. if he or anyone would ever want to play in milwaukee.

lol

NYYCowboys
07-17-2009, 07:37 PM
Knicks should pick him up...his name always comes up in trade discussions with the Knicks if we can't get Andre Miller or Sessions we should pick him up on a 1 yr deal.

Trouble87
07-17-2009, 07:45 PM
Watson was always a bum to me... showed flashes of talent but he's nothing more than a back up

he needs to go overseas and wrap his career up

MagicBucsSox
07-17-2009, 07:48 PM
magic as their backup pg?

i hope so, orlando is close to signing cj watson, i perfer watson-cali in the house

ULT WARRIOR408
07-17-2009, 07:51 PM
Watson was always a bum to me... showed flashes of talent but he's nothing more than a back up

he needs to go overseas and wrap his career up

He is a career backup no doubt but that dose not make him a bum.Your trippin as a matter of fact you've fallin & can't get up.

Trouble87
07-17-2009, 08:10 PM
He is a career backup no doubt but that dose not make him a bum.Your trippin as a matter of fact you've fallin & can't get up.

Earl Watson was going to make a lil over 6 mill this upcoming season... what has he done in the last 3 years to deserve anything close to that?

he's a good defender and he hustles but dude has horrible play making abilities... a PG who is a horrible play maker :confused: how is that not a bum?

ULT WARRIOR408
07-17-2009, 09:19 PM
Earl Watson was going to make a lil over 6 mill this upcoming season... what has he done in the last 3 years to deserve anything close to that?

he's a good defender and he hustles but dude has horrible play making abilities... a PG who is a horrible play maker :confused: how is that not a bum?


Like you said he is a good defender & a decent passer he just aint a scorer.A bum can't do nothing.

Bruno
07-18-2009, 04:14 AM
Im all for giving more minutes to the young guys. Could they really not get anything for him in a trade?

Corey
07-18-2009, 09:37 AM
I expect the Celtics to come knocking, along with the other legit contenders. He's a solid backup point guard and a known commodity, so unless there was some behind-the-scenes attitude thing going on with OKC, he'll have no problem finding a team quickly.

Edit: nevermind, apparently he's signing with the Pacers?