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Christian Watford
SF/PF - 6'9, 220lbs - 31 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2019 season
  • Birthdate: 04/28/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2013
  • Pre-draft team: Indiana
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
30th July, 2013IsraelSigned a one year contract with Hapoel Eilat.
20th August, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.
26th September, 2014NBAWaived by Boston.
29th September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.
21st October, 2014NBAWaived by Boston.
31st October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Maine Red Claws.
4th March, 2015D-LeagueTraded by Maine Red Claws to Reno Bighorns in exchange for the returning player rights to DeQuan Jones.
28th March, 2015D-LeagueWaived by Reno Bighorns.
4th January, 2016D-LeagueReturning player rights traded by Reno Bighorns to Fort Wayne Mad Ants in exchange for Kadeem Jack.
30th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
27th January, 2017D-LeagueTraded by Fort Wayne Mad Ants, along with a 2017 third round pick, to Raptors 905 in exchange for Jarred Uthoff.
8th September, 2017TaiwanSigned a one year contract with Taiwan Bank.
18th November, 2017TaiwanReleased by Taiwan Bank.
20th October, 2018G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Raptors 905.
Career Moves
2009 - 2013Indiana (NCAA)
July 2013Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2013Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2013 - June 2014Hapoel Eilat (Israel)
July 2014Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
July 2014Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
August 2014 - October 2014Boston Celtics (NBA)
October 2014 - March 2015Maine Red Claws (D-League)
March 2015Reno Bighorns (D-League)
July 2015Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
October 2016 - January 2017Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
January 2017 - June 2017Raptors 905 (D-League)
September 2017 - November 2017Taiwan Bank (Taiwan)
July 2018Memphis Grizzlies (Summer League)
October 2018 - presentRaptors 905 (G-League)
Articles about Christian Watford

July 6, 2014

Christian Watford - Oh look, another stretch forward. Since he was last profiled at last summer league, Watford has spent a year in Israel with Hapoel Eliat, averaging 9.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in 26 minutes per game, taking almost three three pointers per game, but hitting only 30.6% of them. He still wants to be a shooter, but he wasn't that good of one last year, as opposed to the 40%+ of his junior and senior years. Committing himself to the rebounding glass will make him not be so reliant on the jumpshot to be effective, though he seems not to want this. Watford can score inside the arc, draw fouls, post and drive occasionally, yet it is apparently Brian Cook he is targeting, so hopefully they'll make friends.

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July 8, 2013

Christian Watford

Home ties notwithstanding, Watford has skills. One of the key cogs to the regeneration of the Hoosiers, Watford was a one time draft prospect whose stock died when he seemingly failed to improve much as an upperclassman. Undersized for a power forward, but not really a small forward in any way other than his jumpshooting, Watford has become (or rathner, failed to become much more than) a jumpshooting specialist. As if to evidence this, he shot 48% from three last season and 39% from two. Watford didn't develop much of a post-up or dribble drive game, still rebounds poorly, and is mediocre defensively. And although the shot is good, the release is a little slower than you'd want from a specialist.

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