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Warriors sign Watson to provide depth at guard position

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors signed guard CJ Watson to a 10-day contract Tuesday, hoping a top player in the
NBA's Development League can become their backup point guard.

Watson, a collegiate star at Tennessee, played in Italy and
Greece last year. He is the D-League's third-leading scorer this
season, averaging 26.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists with
the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Golden State hasn't had a consistent backup this season behind
Baron Davis, who's playing nearly 40 minutes per game. Troy Hudson,
the veteran signed for the job last summer, has played in just nine
games while attempting to come back from a serious hip injury.

The Warriors had success with a D-League callup last January
when Kelenna Azubuike became a consistent member of coach Don
Nelson's rotation.

"[Watson] is playing very well in the D-League, and we need
some help," Nelson said Monday night. "I've never seen him play,
so I'm as anxious as anyone to watch him."