C.J. Watson: Why the Chicago Bulls Do Not Need Another Backup PG

November 22nd, 2010 by Bob Bajek Leave a reply »
There has been a bit of a movement between sportswriters and Chicago Bulls fans that the Bulls need a better backup point guard than C.J. Watson.

During Friday's 88-83 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, Watson dispelled that idea with a solid performance off the bench.

Even though power forward Taj Gibson had 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and Derrick Rose had 22 points and 6 assists, Watson provided a spark off the bench to give the Bulls a half-time advantage.

Watson played sizable minutes in the second quarter. He had some big shots and provided tight defense on the Mavericks' star point guard Jason Kidd to give Chicago a 39-35 edge going into the half.

When filling in for Rose or shooting guard Keith Bogans, Watson scored 13 points on 4-for-9 shooting, had two assists and two rebounds in only 17 minutes and 33 seconds of action.

He had some nice moves on Kidd for a couple baskets, including a nice running hook for nothing but net.

Watson provided some decent passing too, as passing is his biggest weakness as he is a shoot-first point guard. He did have 2 turnovers, but he could have had a couple mo ...

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