Spreading Christmas Cheer: An Interview with C.J. Watson

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C.J. Watson's game is as big as his heart.

NEW YORK — They say Christmas cheer comes once a year, but that saying doesn’t apply to the Chicago Bull’s C.J. Watson.In Watson’s case everyday is filled with cheer. Since going undrafted out of Tennessee back in 2006, Watson has fought his way to an NBA roster spot with one of the premier teams in the league. His journey has led Watson through the European League and the Developmental League finally landing in Oakland with the Golden State Warriors, signing a 10-day contract. During this time Watson so impressed head coach Don Nelson that he earned a second 10-day contract. After continuing to impress the Warriors signed Watson for the remainder of the season. Watson had finally made it on an NBA roster, but he gives some credit to his time in the D-League for his success. “It meant a lot [my time in the D-League]. I really got to work on my game.” said Watson, “The team had chemistry, it was just really great.”

Watson put together a pretty respectable body of work in his time with the Warriors, playing three seasons with the club.  He played a career high 77 games during the 2008-09 season, starting 18 of them. Last season Watson averaged a career best 10.3 ppg, which prompted interest in him by the Chicago Bulls. Watson was acquired by the Bulls in July via a sign and trade, his best moment as a Bull thus far coming when he scored 33 points against the Nuggets in November. Although he enjoyed his time with Golden State

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