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#17 Earl Watson
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  • 6'1" / 199lbs
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  • 06/12/1979
  • USA/Mexico
  • 40th pick, 2001
  • UCLA
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DateLeagueTransaction
2001 NBA DraftNBADrafted 40th overall by Seattle.
1st October, 2001NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Seattle.
19th July, 2002NBASigned a three year, $4 million offer sheet with Memphis.
6th August, 2002NBASeattle declined to match Memphis's offer sheet.
6th September, 2005NBASigned a five year, $29 million contract with Denver.
23rd February, 2006NBAAs a part of a four team deal, traded by Denver to Seattle, along with Bryon Russell and a 2008 second round pick (#50, DeVon Hardin), and along with Voshon Leonard to Portland, in exchange for Ruben Patterson and Charles Smith from Portland, and Reggie Evans from Seattle.
17th July, 2009NBAWaived by Oklahoma City (formerly Seattle).
24th September, 2010NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Utah.
9th December, 2011NBARe-signed by Utah to a two year, $4 million contract.
11th July, 2013NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Portland.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
1997 - 2001UCLA (NCAA)
July 2001Seattle Supersonics (Summer League)
October 2001 - June 2002Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
July 2002 - June 2005Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
September 2005 - February 2006Denver Nuggets (NBA)
February 2006 - July 2009Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
July 2009 - June 2010Indiana Pacers (NBA)
September 2010 - June 2013Utah Jazz (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2014Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
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August 21, 2010

- Earl Watson * - News of where Earl Watson might play next year is not forthcoming. But he has been in the news, due to an domestic assault in which he was the victim. As shown in the link, though, Earl and the wife have decided to reconcile.

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July 30, 2010

Earl Watson - Watson played with the Pacers on a one year contract last season, and averaged 7.8 points and 5.1 assists alongside a PER of only 10.9. His jumpshot, which is inconsistent from season to season, decided to be particularly bad for the second season in a row; it probably didn't help that Watson started 52 games, when he's overmatched as a starter. Watson is a capable backup, however, and should find a home in the NBA next year.

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