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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  6 responses

Watson Takes 1-Year Warriors Deal

C.J. Watson is reportedly leaving a lot of coin on the table: “C.J. Watson makes his offseason home in Las Vegas so he knows a little something about gambling. Apparently, he’s going to roll the dice. Two NBA sources confirmed that Watson will soon take a one-year qualifying offer from the Golden State Warriors worth $1.05 million. What that means is Watson said no to a three-year contract from the Warriors worth $5.4 million.”

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  • ngoiekafita

    Hmmm, 3 year contract worth $5.4 mile or an one year contract for $1.05 mile?
    So if he doesn’t find a team next season he will have lost a $1.8 mile for the next two seasons?
    I hope he knowns what he’s doin

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    I’m not sure what to think of this. It could be 3 things:
    A) he good decision because he thinks he can get more as a free agent next summer.
    B) he made a bad decision because well, 5,4 millions sounds pretty good to me.
    C) He really wants to leave Golden State, at whatever cost.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I think it’s ‘C’, Gerard. If he does well at GS then maybe he can get a decent deal somewhere where he’d like to play. The thing is, there’s a lot of teams hoarding “summer of ’10″ money and there will only be a few 1st tier players changing uniforms. CJ and players like him stand to gather in some pretty big crumbs from teams disappointed and desperate to show fans that they did something with all that money they saved. I think CJ and/or his advisors were pretty wise in their gamble.

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  • rog123

    This guy played for my rgv vipers

  • Clark

    I think the big thing is that Orlando wanted him and was willing to pay bigger for a sign and trade, but the warriors wouldn’t do it. If he can get a similar offer next summer he won’t have to worry about the the warriors want. Seems like a decent decision to me; and a million bucks is still a lot of money outside of the NBA.

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