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NBA: Orlando Magic waive guard C.J. Watson

By The Sports Xchange
Former Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Watson (32) drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during the 1st half of game six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on May 15, 2014. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/d49854218171b9bc6715e0f90dbd5a82/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Former Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Watson (32) drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during the 1st half of game six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on May 15, 2014. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

The Orlando Magic waived guard C.J. Watson, the team announced on Monday.

The Magic had to decide whether to guarantee his $5 million salary for the final season of his contract, or pay him $1 million to buy out the final year.

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The 6-foot-2 Watson appeared in 62 games, including nine starts, for the Magic last season. He averaged 4.5 points, 1.8 assists and 16.3 minutes per game.

Watson, 33, has played in 600 NBA games and averaged 7.2 points and 1.5 assists.

Orlando's top guards include Elfrid Payton, D.J. Augustin and Shelvin Mack.

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