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Happy Birthday - April 17

On April 17 we're sending out happy Big Orange birthday wishes to two men's basketball VFLs: Dane Bradshaw and C.J. Watson!

Bradshaw was a point-forward for the Volunteers from 2004-07, boasting a career assist/turnover ratio of 2.14 while helping guide UT to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances over his final two seasons. He was selected as a member of Tennessee's All-Century team in 2009. In October of 2014 it was announced that Bradshaw had accepted a gig with the SEC Network as a basketball analyst for the 2014-15 season. Born this day in 1984, Bradshaw is celebrating his 31st birthday.



Watson played point guard for Tennessee for four seasons, turning in his best campaign during his senior year in 2005-06. That year, he averaged 15.3 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game en route to second team All-SEC accolades. He closed out his Vol career as the program's second all-time leader in career assists (577) and steals (198). Following the conclusion of his college days, Watson played two seasons overseas before joining the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League. On January 8, 2008, Watson signed on with the Golden State Warriors and has remained in the NBA ever since. He has played with the Chicago Bulls, the Brooklyn Nets, and is currently a member of the Indiana Pacers. 



Happy birthday, Dane and C.J.!


C.J. Watson Into Eastern Conference Finals


Congrats to VFL C.J. Watson and his Indiana Pacers as they advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with a 93-80 win over Washington, Thursday. The Pacers will take on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Finals. 

Check out this sweet move by Watson in the win as he scored four points: Watson Finishes In Traffic.

House Hunting with C.J. Watson


"Ever wonder how pro athletes like the Pacers's C.J. Watson relocate in about as much time as it takes the ink to dry on their new contract?"

Watch former Vol basketball star C.J. Watson go house hunting on HGTV Tuesday night at 11 p.m. ET.

To learn more about Watson's travels and house shopping, read the Indy Star's "Go house hunting with Pacer C.J. Watson".

Watson Makes Pacers Debut In NBA Opener

Former Vols star C.J. Watson made his Indiana Pacers debut on Tuesday night in the first game of the 2013-14 NBA regular-season. 

Watson played 20 minutes off the bench and finished with five points and three assists in the Pacers' 97-87 win over Orlando. Fellow Vol Tobias Harris didn't play with the Magic as he is sidelined with a left ankle injury. 


Former Vols Match-Up On NBA's Opening Night

Former Vols Tobias Harris and C.J. Watson will play head-to-head on the NBA's Opening Night, Oct. 29 as Harris' Orlando Magic travel to Watson's new team, the Indiana Pacers. That game is the first of four meetings between the teams in the 2013-14 season.

Here's the schedule of the four VFLs meetings in 2013-14:

10/29/13 - Orlando at Indiana, 7:00 p.m.

2/3/14 - Orlando at Indiana7:00 p.m.

2/9/14 - Indiana at Orlando, 6:00 p.m.

4/16/14 - Indiana at Orlando, 8:00 p.m.


Watson's Pacers are featured on National television 17 times including 10 games on ESPN or TNT. Harris' Magic play four games on national TV. 


Indiana Pacers National TV Schedule

11/6/13 - vs. Chicago8:00 p.m.ESPN

11/9/13 -  at Brooklyn7:30 p.m. - NBATV

11/20/13  - at New York, 7:00 p.m. - ESPN

12/18/13 - at Miami7:00 p.m. - ESPN

12/20/13 - vs. Houston8:00 p.m. - ESPN

12/28/13 - vs. Brooklyn7:00 p.m. NBATV

1/16/14  vs. New York, 7:00 p.m. TNT

1/18/14 - vs. L.A. Clippers7:00 p.m. NBATV  

1/20/14 - at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. TNT

2/19/14 - at Minnesota8:00 p.m. ESPN

3/7/14 - at Houston9:30 p.m. ESPN

3/19/14 - at New York8:00 p.m. ESPN

3/24/14 - at Chicago8:00 p.m. NBATV

3/26/14 - vs. Miami, 8:00 p.m. ESPN

3/31/14 - vs. San Antonio7:00 p.m. NBATV

4/11/14 -  at Miami,  7:30 p.m. NBATV

4/13/14 - vs. Oklahoma City6:00 p.m. NBATV


Orlando Magic National TV Schedule

11/24/14 - vs. Phoenix6:00 p.m.  NBATV

12/2/14 - at Washington7:00 p.m. NBATV

2/5/14 - vs. Detroit8:00 p.m. ESPN

3/10/14 -  at Milwaukee8:00 p.m.- NBATV

C.J. Watson Featured In New York's Newsday


Check out a great feature on former Vols hoop star C.J. Watson in Newsday (N.Y.) as Watson poured in a season-high 16 points for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in a win over the Raptors. 


Vols In The NBA Update (11/29)

Here's a look at former Vols in the NBA:

Tobias Harris has started all 13 games for the Bucks and is averaging 7.8 points per game along with 3.1 rebounds per game. 

As he took on his hometown team, the Knicks on Wednesday, Harris was featured in Newsday: LI's Tobias Harris keeps improving for Bucks.


With the Brookyn Nets, C.J. Watson has played in all 14 games as the team's backup point guard to Deron Williams. Watson is averaging 7.1 points per game and handing out 2.0 assists per game. 

Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/24)

- The Vols' Full Home Hoops Schedule to be Televised in 2012-13. 

- The Tennessee Journalist has this feature: Vol Spotlight: Power Forward Jarnell Stokes

- From the NBA, check out this feature on former Vols star C.J. Watson from the Examiner: The most important Net no one is talking about

C.J. Watson could play a large role in Brooklyn's success in 2012-13.

Catching Up On Vols In The NBA

Tobias Harris

Former Vols star Tobias Harris has started all three preseason games with the Milwaukee Bucks and is averaging 7.7 points per game along with 4.0 rebounds. 

Check out a feature story on him from the Lacrosse Tribune: More time with his team helps Harris prepare for the season


With the Brooklyn Nets, C.J. Watson is averaging 12.3 points in three games including a preseason-best 19 points vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 13. 

Here are a few stories that mention Watson.


Also, the Nets are the subject of the NBA's series "The Association" check out The Association Says 'Hello, Brooklyn' where Watson is included. 

Harris, Watson Take Part In Media Days With Bucks, Nets

NBA teams held their annual media days on Monday with teams officially beginning practice on Tuesday. Check out some coverage of former Vols stars Tobias Harris with the Milwaukee Bucks and C.J. Watson with the Brooklyn Nets.



The Nets debuted their new Brooklyn jerseys at media day, check out No. 1 C.J. Watson:



C.J. Watson Introduced By Brooklyn Nets


Tuesday at the PNY Center, guard C.J. Watson met the media for the first time as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Heading into his sixth season, the veteran guard said calls from Deron Williams and Avery Johnson ultimately swayed his decision to join the Nets.

- Nets.com: Watson Feels New Buzz in Brooklyn
- Nets.com: Press Release

C.J. Watson Agrees To Terms With Brooklyn Nets

Former Vols star guard C.J. Watson has agreed to terms with the Brooklyn Nets. Check out the following stories on the terms. Watson's two-year contract is worth the veteran's minimum to be their backup point guard, a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. The deal will include a player option for the second year. 

 "We are very pleased to add a veteran with the savvy and experience of C.J. Watson to our roster," Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement. "C.J. has the ability to be productive in a variety of roles, and he will add quality and versatility to our backcourt rotation."

Watson Nets 12 Points In Plyoff Start For Bulls

In his first playoff start, C.J. Watson tallied 12 points and handed out three assists as the Bulls fell 109-92 to the 76ers. Check out video highlights including a nice move by Watson at the 30-second mark. 

Here are some stories on Game 2, as the series is now tied 1-1.

- Philadelphia Daily News: Sixers-Bulls: Game 2 recap

Watson Ready For Challenge After Rose Injury

Former Tennessee star C.J. Watson will be in the spotlight as he draws the starting nod for an injured Derrick Rose as the top-seeded Chicago Bulls take on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 tonight at 8 p.m.

Watson started 25 regular-season games this season, averaging 11.3 points. Tuesday night, he will make his first-ever postseason start, subbing for Rose.

The Chicago Bulls lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Philadelphia 76ers 1-0.

"I'm very comfortable," Watson said. "My teammates believe in me. Coach believes in me. That's all that really matters."

The Bulls went 18-9 during the regular season without Rose and 17-8 in games Watson started.

"Everyone has been playing their roles the whole season," Watson said. "Nothing is new. Just run the plays and play the defense like we've been playing.

"Everyone will go in with confidence, knowing they can make shots and play big minutes with Derrick out. We've been able to win games with Derrick out. It's nothing new for us."

Watson vowed to play aggressively.

"Just try to push the ball, make open shots, try to drive and get some assists," the mild-mannered guard said.

Here's a look at some more stories about Watson and his opportunity:

- Chicago Sun-Times: Bulls-Sixers: Game 2 preview

Watson Heads To Playoffs; Harris Finishes First NBA Season

C.J. Watson heads into the NBA playoffs with the No. 1 seed in the East, the Chicago Bulls. Watson finished the season averaging 9.7 ppg and 4.1 assists per game in 49 contests with 25 starts. Watson saw significant playing time much of the year due to injuries to Derrick Rose in Chicago. 

Watson's Bulls will take on the No. 8 seed 76ers in the first round of the postseason on Saturday at 1 p.m., on TNT. During the 2011-12 season, Watson scored in double-figures 25 times including a season-best 23 on two occasions. He also had a season-best 11 assists at the Nets on Feb. 6. 


Tobias Harris finished his first NBA season with the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night with a 16-point, nine-rebound game against the playoff-bound Celtics. Harris averaged 5.0 ppg in 42 games with nine starts. Harris posted his best game as a pro on Wednesday night vs. the 76ers as he racked up his first-career double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds in a career-high 37 minutes. 

Watson Starts, Nets 22 For Chicago Bulls


Tennessee product C.J. Watson had a big game on Saturday as his Bulls lost to the Celtics, 95-91. Watson poured in 22 points, his second-highest scoring game of the season, as he subbed for an injured Derrick Rose (back). Watson also handed out six assists. It was the third time this season Watson scored 20-plus points. 

For the year Watson is averaging 10.4 points and 4.3 assists per game with the Bulls, seeing action in 20 games with five starts. 

Here are some recent stories on Watson:


The other Vol in the NBA Tobias Harris is averaging 6.1 points in 16 games with the Bucks. He has seen limited time in recent games after tallying a career-high 19 vs. the Bulls on Feb. 4.

Vols In The NBA Update (1/18)

At the NBA season continues, here's a look at former Vols in the league. 


Tobias Harris had his second-best scoring game of the young season in last night's Bucks 105-95 loss to Denver. Harris scored 14 points and grabbed a pro-best eight rebounds along with three assists in a season-high 27 minutes. 

Harris is averaging 8.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per night in seven games after missing the first few games of the season with dehydration. 


C.J. Watson, who is in his second year with the Bulls, had his best game of the young season last night in a 118-97 win over Phoenix as he scored 23 points, handed out five assists and grabbed four rebounds in a 33 minutes. Watson has tallied 40 points in the last two games as he is seeing more time with Chicago. 

For the year, Watson is averaging 10.1 points and 3.6 assists in seven games with a start in 18.4 minutes per game. 

Watson to Revisit His Warrior Days for Charity

Catching Up With C.J. Watson of the Chicago Bulls

Former Tennessee point guard (2003-06) and current Chicago Bulls fan favorite C.J. Watson is taking part in the "We Believe" charity basketball game Nov. 5 at the San Jose State Events Center. 

The game, which benefits the Kaiser Permanente Breast Cancer Research Foundation and NBA standout Matt Barnes' Athletes vs. Cancer Foundation, features current and former Golden State Warriors.

Watson played for the Warriors from 2007-10.

"We Believe" was the slogan of Golden State's popular 2006-07 squad, which broke the franchise's 12-year playoff drought and upset the Dallas Mavericks to reach the second round.

Watson, Barnes, Jason Richardson, Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison, Al Harrington and Ike Diogu will represent that popular 2006-07 team during the Nov. 5 exhibition, while Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, David Lee, Dorell Wright, Jeremy Lin, Charlie Bell, Jeremy Tyler and Lou Amundson are slated to represent the current Warriors.

Watson: Bulls could work out in L.A. or Vegas

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Former Tennessee point guard (2003-06) and current Chicago Bulls standout C.J. Watson recently told ESPNChicago.com that the NBA lockout hasn't drastically altered his off-season training regimen. But the Las Vegas, Nev., native did admit it's been difficult not speaking with Bulls coaches and working out at the Berto Center.

 

Check out the full article HERE, in which Watson discusses the possibility of the Bulls players working out together on the West Coast as well as the possibility of him seeking work overseas if the lockout drags on into the projected start of the NBA season.

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