C.J. Watson

PG / Orlando Magic / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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  • C.J. Watson: Waived by Magic
    By RotoWire Staff

    Watson has been waived by the Magic, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports. Watson was slated to make $5 million during the upcoming season, but by releasing him, the Magic will only be on the hook for $1 million of his salary. The 33-year-old veteran played a minor bench role for Orlando last season, averaging 4.5 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists across 16.3 minutes. He should field interest as a potential veteran mentor elsewhere in the league, but he'll likely be stuck in a deep reserve role no matter where he lands, which should severely restrict his fantasy value.

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  • Magic's C.J. Watson: Plays 11 minutes Monday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Watson managed two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and two assists across 11 minutes during Monday's 131-112 loss to the Raptors. Watson started nine games from January to February, but hasn't been able to reclaim the spot from Elfrid Payton since returning from a three-game absence caused by an Achilles injury. Watson has averaged 4.2 points and 1.4 assists across 14.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.1 percent from the field since returning -- certainly not threatening Payton, who's averaging 13.7 points and 8.2 assists across 30.8 minutes per game while shooting 54.7 percent from the field over that stretch. Watson is likely only valuable in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point, and doesn't seem in line for an uptick in minutes before the end of the season.

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  • Watson (Achilles) logged 11 minutes off the bench in Friday's 110-99 win over the Heat, finishing with zero points (0-2 FG), three assists and one rebound. Watson had a restricted workload following a three-game absence due to the sore Achilles, but it's uncertain if the veteran will have a chance to reclaim the starting role he occupied prior to the injury. Starter Elfrid Payton was excellent Friday with 12 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 27 minutes and probably earned himself another turn with the top unit Sunday against the Wizards. Watson's playing time figures to remain limited so long as he continues to come off the bench.

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  • Watson (Achilles) will come off the bench during Friday's game against the Heat, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports. The Magic have cleared Watson to return from a three-game absence due to a sore right Achilles after he was able to log a full practice Thursday, but coach Frank Vogel will limit the veteran's minutes as he eases back in. Watson's restricted workload will allow Elfrid Payton to stick in the starting five for at least one more game, though Payton will likely need to play well in order to stave off Watson in the Magic's subsequent contests.

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  • Magic's C.J. Watson: Returns to practice Thursday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Watson (Achilles) participated in practice Thursday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Watson has missed the Magic's last three games with a sore right Achilles, but his return to practice is certainly a step in the right direction. It's unclear if he'll be active for Friday's matchup with the Heat, but if he is able to play, the 32-year-old would likely see reduced minutes as he works back up to speed. He had been serving as the team's starting point guard prior to his absence, but Elfrid Payton has since taken back those duties.

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