Thunder waive Josh Hall, reportedly sign small forward Paul Watson

By Logan Newman

The Oklahoma City Thunder waived wing Josh Hall, the team announced on Sunday.

The 20-year-old was on a two-way contract. In releasing him, OKC was able to sign small forward Paul Watson to a two-way deal, according to a report from BasketballNews.com reporter Kelsea O’Brien.

Watson has been in the league since 2017, when he went undrafted and later joined the G League Westchester Knicks. He only appeared in G League games until the 2019-20 season, when he appeared in 10 total games between the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors.

But Watson broke out in the G League that season, averaging 19.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for the Raptors’ affiliate. Over those 30 games, he attempted 7.2 3-pointers per game and hit them at a 42.3% clip.

The 6-foot-6 forward had 27 appearances for the Raptors last season.

Watson will have a chance to bounce between the OKC Thunder and Blue this year.

Out goes Hall, who averaged about 20 minutes in 14 appearances after the all-star break last season. He scored more than five points in only five of them, but broke out in a big way in the final game of the season when he posted 25 points and 10 rebounds to help the Thunder take down the likewise-tanking Los Angeles Clippers for a win to conclude the year.

A young, super athletic wing, Hall will look for a new NBA team.

This post originally appeared on OKCThunderWire. Follow us on Facebook!


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