Thunder Sign Small Forward Paul Watson, Waive Josh Hall

The Oklahoma City Thunder had a busy weekend retooling their roster by waiving Josh Hall and signing Paul Watson. The transactions were reported by reporter Kelsea O’Brien.

Watson has spent most of his career in the G League since going undrafted back in 2017. Watson’s breakout season was with the Raptors’ affiliate, where he averaged 19.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

Since 2019, he has played in only 37 career NBA games in over two seasons, averaging 3.8 points and 1.7 rebounds.

His career night was against the Orlando Magic with 30 points on eight three-pointers back in April.

Josh Hall leaves after averaging 20 minutes in 14 appearances after the All-Star break last season. After signing a two-way deal with the Thunder on Aug. 19, he averaged 4.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists a game.

Hall’s best game as a pro came against the Los Angeles Clippers when he scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the season finale.