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Jul 03

There’s a Reason Why the Orlando Magic Like C.J. Watson

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Eddy Rivera
Eddy Rivera

@derekk

Watson isn't the perfect back-up point guard, given that he's not much of a distributor, but he's an efficient player offensively and he doesn't turn the basketball over a lot. Given his skill-set, it's clear that Watson would be an ideal fit with the Magic. But it remains whether or not Otis Smith will be able to sign him.

@Billy (slickw143)

Too early to make an opinion like that one way or the other.

@hulKK

Watson isn't a major upgrade ... he would fill the need at back-up point guard, but that's it. Watson isn't an underrated defender, either. Defense is something Watson will need to work on if he's snatched away from the Warriors. To say that he's a much better scorer and defender than Nelson is inflating Watson's value. Nelson is an All-Star caliber point guard when he's at his best. Watson is not.

Signing McGrady would be a mistake, by the way, given that he doesn't bring much to the table anymore with his declining skills and athleticism. But Smith wouldn't waste his time, so it's a moot point.

hulKK
hulKK

I think CJ is a MAJOR up grade. Whether he starts or comes of the bench. He's young, high energy and a VERY underrated defender. Clearly if you don't like the addition of CJ Watson you're not a REAL basketball fan. He's bigger and quicker then J. Will and bigger and just as quick as Jameer (if not quicker) but a much better scorer and defender. If the Magic lose out BIG TIME. I doubt NY is going to let Chris Duhon go. Anyway, I say sign T-Mac (and CJ Watson) for cheap to replace Matt Barnes and just regroup and play harder next yr. That's playin it safe and rebuilding the previous chemistry from the core players from last yr.

bambino
bambino

why are we in trouble? Made it to eastern conference finals and nba finals the last two years and Howard is only getting better. Adding a little more bench play at the pg with howard, anderson, bass, gortat all young and improving. Boston will be another year older and we will be another year better. We don't need to add much.

Billy (slickw143)
Billy (slickw143)

If CJ Watson is the Magic's big off-season target, then we're in trouble.

derekk
derekk

It's the same things we said last year when we were hoping Otis could trade for him.

CJ Watson can shoot and score very, very well. He loves catch and shoot, he loves pick and pops, and can drive.

It's very easy to see the Magic getting CJ to use his offense off of their league-leading pick and roll attacks. It'd be a young, backup point guard who could actually generate offense on his own. His defense looks ok I think, and can be improved under the system and SVG and D12. He will need to work on passing and becoming a "truer" PG, but he takes it up the floor with turnovers and his mix of youth and offense is too much to pass up. CJ defintely needs to be near, or at, the top of their backup PG wishlist. Hopefully the crazy summer spending doesn't mean we have to go 4.5+mil for him, especially when we have to worry about his restricted status yet again one more time.

Eddy Rivera
Eddy Rivera

@Lok

That's not the point of the video. The purpose is to familiarize Magic fans with C.J. Watson's skill-set. The opponent is irrelevant, in this case.

Lok
Lok

Obviously its so impressive for somebody to score 40 points for the Warriors against the Kings.