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Paul Watson totaled 22 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes in the 117-109 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
With Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry resting in the final regular season game for the Raptors, Watson took over the backup point guard role. Although Watson is not relevant from a fantasy standpoint, he's someone to keep an eye on if something were to happen to VanVleet or Lowry in the post-season.
Paul Watson could be a "hell of a steal," said Raptors' Player Development Coach Rico Hines.
Watson signed a two-way deal with the Raptors in January. “The Toronto Raptors do a good job of getting players like that. They do a really good job of seeing that kind of talent in people and then helping them develop, and then you get steals. And I think Paul Watson is the next steal. I really believe that," Hines added. Watson is a player to monitor, he averaged 19.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks across 30 games for the Raptors 905 in the G-League.