Mar 25, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Indiana Pacers guardC.J. Watson
(32) shoots a jumper as Washington Wizards forwardRasual Butler
(8) defends during the first half at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Pacers point guard C.J. Watson is a good backup point guard and can actually be a good backup in any team. He also can fill in for starters that can’t play due to injuries or just out in general. Watson was averaging about 14.4 points and 5.3 assist per 36 minutes, so this shows a lot that he can do on the court.
He also provided .383 three-pointer and shot 40 percent this year. If the Spurs do not happen to keep Corey Joseph, who is currently a restricted free agent, they may go for what they believe can help their team out in the point guard position.
Mar 26, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Watson (32) during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Milwaukee won 111-107. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
At the same time, if the Spurs happen to do this, the Pacers are going to want to get something in return. Right now their main priority is keeping power forward David West and guard Rodney Stuckey and if they are willing to let C.J. Watson go, they just may end up doing this.
The Spurs have kept their team the same for the past two years, but when it’s time to make these changes, they will make sure it’s the right move on the chest board. Adding another point guard, such as Watson, could be a key play at the point guard position. Watson has been in the league since 2008 and played ball overseas in Italy the last couple of years before. It’s only right to make this happen, since the Spurs are needing more experience at this position to help Tony Parker out.
Below is video from Down To Buck where it shows C.J. Watson’s 23 points and 5 assist game against the Houston Rockets on 3/23/15.