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Indiana Pacers agree deal to sign C.J Watson

C.J Watson has agreed a two-year deal with the Pacers (©GettyImages)
C.J Watson has agreed a two-year deal with the Pacers (©GettyImages).

As teams battle it out for the big free agency signings of Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith the Indiana Pacers have done a good bit of business of their own - bringing in point guard C.J Watson.

It is understood that Watson has signed a two-year deal with the Pacers.

The players recent tweet "keep up with the pace" was said to be an apparent hint at his team of choice, according to ESPN.

The point guard was at Brooklyn Nets last season but opted to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year.

Watson is expected to replace D.J Augustin as the main back-up to starting point guard George Hill, which means he will technically be the fourth back-up point guard for the Pacers in the past three seasons.

The Pacers are not in the market for any big name signings but are simply looking to add to what they see as an already accomplished team.

In 80 games last season, 29-year-old Watson averaged 6.8 points and 2.0 assists.

The Pacers are going from a man who couldn't make a shot to a man who can come in and really do well in a reserve roll, which will be an added boost when the first team players are in need of a rest.

 

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