Watson (ankle) compiled seven points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, and one block in 29 minutes during the Magic's 112-109 win over the Heat on Friday. Watson returned from a two-game absence with a sprained ankle to play 29 minutes off the bench Friday. This was his highest allotment of playing time in the last 10 games, with Mar. 11's matchup versus the Kings being the last time Watson saw 30 minutes or more. Meanwhile, fellow backup point guard Brandon Jennings was a healthy scratch from Friday's lineup. Nevertheless, Watson has played more than half the game only seven times during this injury-plagued season, and if Jennings returns to action Sunday they will likely split the available time behind starter Elfrid Payton.
Watson has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Grizzlies because of a sprained left ankle, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. It's unclear when the injury occurred, but Watson is dealing with a sprained left ankle and will be forced to sit out Sunday. Watson is averaging just 3.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists over 20 minutes per game so far this season and will likely struggle to post fantasy relevant numbers even when healthy.
Watson had seven points (1-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven assists, and three rebounds in 26 minutes during the Magic's 107-99 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday. Watson has seen 20 minutes or more in nine of the last 10 matchups. He matched his season high with seven dimes, and didn't commit a single turnover on Wednesday. Through nine games this month, Watson is averaging 5.1 points, 3.9 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in 25 minutes per contest. However, Elfrid Payton (elbow) has missed four consecutive games, thus allowing Watson to play an increased role lately.
Watson (illness) will be available off the bench Tuesday against Denver. Watson was initially deemed questionable with an illness, but he'll play through the ailment in what will likely be a reduced role. The Magic are without Elfrid Payton (elbow) for the third consecutive game, and it will be Brandon Jennings joining Victor Oladipo in the starting backcourt.
Watson is considered questionable to play Tuesday against the Nuggets due to illness, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Watson missed shootaround, but the Magic will wait until later in the day to update his status. With Elfrid Payton (elbow) set to miss a third straight game, Watson, if cleared, would likely remain in the starting lineup alongside Victor Oladipo.
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