Magic's C.J. Watson: Shakes off illness, plays 21 minutes
Watson (illness) finished with two points (0-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound and one steal across 21 minutes in Sunday's 104-96 loss to the Bucks.
Watson was listed as questionable to play heading into the contest, but in addition to being cleared to take the court Sunday, he surprisingly saw a season-high minutes load. With the Magic entering the game at a disappointing 6-10, coach Frank Vogel elected to shake up his rotation, inserting D.J. Augustin into the starting five at point guard while Elfrid Payton moved to the bench. As a result, Watson ended up seeing most of his time off the ball, but at least benefited from an uptick in minutes with Vogel only using eight men. Even if the arrangement holds going forward, Watson isn't likely to produce enough helpful counting stats to bring fantasy value, even in most deeper formats.