Pacers Ink Earl Watson

by July 29, 2009

Larry Bird says that Watson was Indy’s big fish, and they managed to reel him in: “Point guard Earl Watson loves to practice and hates to lose. Those similarities should make Watson and Jim O’Brien the perfect pair. Watson signed a one-year deal for almost $3 million with the Pacers on Tuesday. ‘I feel he’s the best (free agent point guard) out there,’ Pacers president Larry Bird said. ‘(Allen) Iverson’s out there, but for what we need, he’s the best for us.”‘