CJ Watson to Opt Out, Become Free Agent

Mar 17, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson (1) drives on Atlanta Hawks player Jeff Teague (0) during the fourth quarter of an NBA game at Barclays Center. The Hawks won 105-93. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets back up point guard C.J. Watson did what everyone had anticipated he would do by opting out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent. Watson was set to make $1.1 million next season, but it seems all but certain that he will receive more money in free agency. There are a number of teams that could be looking for a veteran back up at the point, so there would certainly some potential suitors for the six-year vet.

Peter Vecsey passed along the news on Twitter.

Last season, he averaged 6.8 points and 2 rebounds per game.

Watson will not demand the most money on the open market, but you can expect for him to be making more than he made in Booklyn just a season ago. In a league where injuries can come at any time, it would be welcomed to have such a reliable back up.

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, CJ Watson, NBA

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