Earl Watson

Earl Joseph Watson, Jr. ( born June 12, 1979 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American- Mexican basketball player who is currently with the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA under contract.


Watson played for four years for college basketball team at UCLA Bruni. After his college degree, Watson was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round at the draft NBA Draft 2001. After his rookie season, he was sold to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he was a key bench player. In 2005 he moved to the Denver Nuggets, before he returned in mid-season after Seattle. There he had his most successful period sporty and established himself in the 2007-08 season for the starting point guard of the Sonics. With 10.7 points and 6.8 assists per game, he also played his best season so far. On 6 February 2008 Watson scored the first triple-double of his career. In the game against the Sacramento Kings Watson scored 23 points, 10 rebounds and distributed 10 assists. After he was released the, now renamed Thunder Sonics, Watson moved in 2009 to the Indiana Pacers. In 2010 he then moved to the Utah Jazz. By 2013, Watson played for the Jazz until the summer of 2013 the Portland Trail Blazers joined.


Watson is the son of an African American and a Mexican woman and therefore eligible to play for the Mexican national basketball team. He is married to actress Jennifer Freeman and has a child with her.