Wednesday , Sep , 07 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Nuggets sign Watson

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets signed guard Earl Watson on
Wednesday, team general manager Kiki Vandeweghe announced. As per team policy,
terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Watson, who played the last three seasons with Memphis, averaged a career-high
7.7 ppg and 4.5 assists in 80 contests last season.

“Earl is one of the up-and-coming guards in this league and we’re excited to
have him,” said Vandeweghe. “His addition gives us great depth in our
backcourt.”

Originally drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in the second round (40th
overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft, Watson has averaged 5.7 points and 3.7 assists
in 304 career games.

“I’m excited to be joining a talented team like the Nuggets,” Watson said.
“They have a great owner and Kiki and coach (George) Karl have the team going
in the right direction. I look forward to contributing both on and off the
court.”

DEN MEM