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C.J. Watson to Chicago?

A team source confirmed reports that C.J. Watson’s days as a Warrior are nearly over.

It’s not official yet. But the combo guard Golden State discovered in the D-League, who grew to be a reliable reserve the last two seasons, is likely heading to Chicago in a sign-and-trade. The Warriors are getting a future pick (I’m told second-round, but haven’t confirmed that) from the Bulls, while Chicago gets a back-up for star guard Derrick Rose. They are still working on details right now.

UPDATE: Watson is signing for $7 million over two years three years, $10.2 million with a team option on the third year, a source said, with the Warriors, who will then trade him to Chicago. If they don’t get a player in return, the Warriors should get a traded player exception.

Marcus Thompson

  • DKnight007

    Wow!

    The Warriors are going to REALLY SUCK again next year!

    They have NO BENCH and NO versatility!

    Bunch of idiots!

    The new Ownership should be looking forward to being in the Lottery AGAIN next year!

  • haastheman

    David Lee hurt already. Lee hurt a finger practicing ith team USA. Injury doesn’t look serious though, he’s going back to practice

  • grimm

    I like the kid Lin from Harvard give him a shot he’s got some game and he’ll only need to play 10-15 minutes and I’m sure he’ll play better than CJ did his first go at it at way less than 3 Mil. These new owners are trying to make this a destination and relevent on TV and ESPN. Let them own the team for a minute before you put the franchise in the trash heap. The people hatin should have used that on Cohan the Idiot HE ran the club into oblivion. Let’s try to get a respectable team first and then build up towards a playoff team. Lebron, Wade and Bosh are on the way and Mullin, Chamberlin and Thurmond aren’t waiting in the wings Let’s start a new legacy with the first step.

  • robert rowell

    um that kid from the ivy isn’t gonna back anybody up this year. the W’s still need a back up PG, still need a starting SF, hell, they basically need a whole new team.

    whoever wrote that ridiculously long post has either not lived through the last 16 years of hell or was drunk and high the entire time. if you don’t understand why W’s fans are frustrated, then you haven’t been paying attention and if you haven’t been paying attention, then you’re probably not a fan and if you’re probably not a fan, why the hell do the rest of us care what you say about us?

  • robert rowell

    what i really meant to say was: i wonder how hard it was to type all that juggling lee’s nuts?

  • Dubfan

    To D.Knight – you are an astoundingly predictable asshole. You contribute absolutely nothing to any if these conversations except repetetive garbage. Why do you even bother posting anything? You always say the same thing and never have anything of even the remotest intelligent nature to say.

    I’m just sayin’….

  • WarriorDragon

    Good bye CJ Watson. I know you will go 40/10 assists when you play GSW. Good luck!

  • WarriorDragon

    Bulls CJ Watson v. GSW Stephen Curry. CJ Watson go off for 40/10 assists. Stephen Curry go off for 40/15 assists. It should be a good match-up!

  • RolePlayer

    CJ Watson signing for all that money is nearly impossible for the Warriors to match. Honestly, they shouldn’t even consider it. The Warriors should just be happy to get something in return while being extrememly happy for CJ and wishing him the best in Chicago. Watson deserves everything he is getting for his hard work, but he got overpaid. We got Lin for only 500K this season, that will be a bargain for what he can bring to the Warriors filling in the same role.

  • Mike 117

    “It’s laughable that some think David Lee is a Troy Murphy clone”

    Laughable?? The David Lee I watched last season scored mostly on jumpshots. He was a good rebounder, poor defender. He wasn’t going to get the Knicks into the playoffs and their front office felt that he wasn’t worth the money he was asking for. After Lebron passed on the Knicks, they couldn’t wait to ship him out to the first team dumb enough to meet his contract demands and the Warriors were standing first in line with their checkbook open.

    I expect Randolph to have a breakout year in NY. It doesn’t matter if Lee plays center or PF, he’s going to get pushed around because the league’s better big men all play out west. Gasol, Dirk, Duncan and others are going to take turns trashing this guy. That is when he gets off IR, because I just heard he’s already injured. What a waste.

  • Jeremy

    Murphy lives at the 3 point line and grabs loose ball rebounds. Lee plays in the paint on both sides of the court AND hits jump shots.

    He’s faster than Murphy, quicker than Murphy, better rebounder, better passer, better inside scorer. He’s much stronger, and leaner than the pudgy Troy. Murphy can’t run the pick and roll, that is David Lee’s forte. A 6’9″ 250lb PF who’s a poor defender and dominates the pick and roll is much more similar to Carlos Boozer than Murphy.

    I’m not arguing he’s a superstar capable of carrying that team on his back and putting them in the playoffs despite being surrounded by the likes of Danilo Gallinari, Chris Duhon, Eddy Curry, Wilson Chandler, and Al Harrington… but I don’t think there are 5 players in the league who could get that motley crew to the postseason, even in the East.

    Who cares about losing Randolph. Not including Beidrins’ contract instead of Turiaf/Azbuike was the real issue of that deal. Now they Warriors have 3 big contracts tying up most of their payroll for the next 5 years and none of them are superstars. Curry is going to need a big extension in a couple seasons and by that time Beidrins and his progressively declining health will likely be one of the worst contracts in basketball.

  • DKnight007

    Dubfan Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    To D.Knight – you are an astoundingly predictable asshole. You contribute absolutely nothing to any if these conversations except repetetive garbage. Why do you even bother posting anything? You always say the same thing and never have anything of even the remotest intelligent nature to say.

    I’m just sayin’….

    ^^^^^^^
    I have said plenty comments of substance….you need pull your head out of your ass…you delusional loser Warrior fan and realize the team is going through a FIRE SALE!

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