Watson to Back Up Nets' Williams

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C.J. Watson could have played somewhere else for more money. But a personal sales pitch from Deron Williams and Nets coach Avery Johnson, plus the opportunity to be a part of the Nets’ first season in Brooklyn, was enough to convince the point guard to reach an agreement to sign with the Nets Saturday night.

“In the end, Deron had called C.J., Avery had called him, and C.J. liked the opportunity to backup Deron and potentially play alongside him some,” said Jared Karnes, Watson’s agent. “He felt like there was a big hole he can fill.”

Landing Watson, who agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum with a player option for the second season and who had been waived by the Bulls earlier this week, fills a critical need on the Nets roster. The Nets were in need of a veteran point guard to play behind Williams, and...

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