Posted by: Adam Mason on September 20th, 2010The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
According to Marc Spears from Yahoo! Sports, Earl Watson has comitted to sign with the Utah Jazz.
Earl Watson usually plays the point guard position. He was waived the Thunder in July 2009 and would later sign with the Pacers. He moved ahead of T.J. Ford as the starting point guard for the Pacers. He is 31 years old and graduated from UCLA. He actually played along side Baron Davis back in 2000-2001 season.
Earl is 6′ 1″ and weighs in at 195 lbs. Last year he averaged 7.8 points per game, 5.1 assists, and shot about 43% in about 29 minutes per game. So he could provide some minutes for Deron and is more of a traditional PG than Ronnie Price. So depending on matchups he could the first backup behind D-Will. I wonder what this means for Sundiata Gaines. I know Watson can play some SG after watching him with the Thunder. He played along with Westbrook for a little while as Westbrook was growing into his role.
What do you think of this add Jazz fans? At this point I think it’s a decent add, but obviously it doesn’t give us the big block shot man we need. I don’t know much about him, so those who do, let’s hear your take.
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