The Brooklyn Nets showed off their newest acquisition, C.J. Watson, to the media Tuesday morning at the team’s practice facility in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Watson, who started a career high 25 games last season in Chicago, will serve primarily as the backup for Deron Williams, though he suggested the idea of them playing together.
Watson is excited to play alongside Williams, who he believes is the best point guard in the NBA.
“I always thought Deron was the best point guard in the league,” Watson said. “Always playing against him, watching him. He is always one of the toughest players.”
Watson signed a two-year contract Monday for the veteran’s minimum, with a player option for the second year. He had other offers for more money, but a phone call from Williams and head coach Avery Johnson was all he needed to make his decision.
“(Deron Williams) and Avery called me,” Watson said. “Just expressing their interest, telling me how much they wanted me to be here. That was probably the deciding factor.”
Watson thinks he will fit perfectly in the up-tempo style of play that the Nets like to run and is excited to help lead the team in its inaugural season in Brooklyn.
Watson’s sister gave him the nickname “The Quiet Storm” because “according to her, I’m a quiet and shy guy,” Watson said. “But my game hits you like a storm.”
Nets fans should be thrilled that “The Quiet Storm” decided to settle in Brooklyn.