C.J. Watson took some heat for his performance vs. the Philadelphia 76ers after replacing Derrick Rose in the first round of the playoffs. On Thursday, some of the questions about his play were answered.
After a season in which he dealt with elbow and ankle injuries and suffered a concussion, Watson was also dealign with plantar fasciitis and underwent outpatient surgery on both of his feet Thursday.
"It was hard," Watson told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. "I couldn't do all the things that I'm usually capable of doing. But I knew with Derrick (Rose) out, I had to give the team what I could."
Watson averaged eight points and 3.5 assists in the five Games 1-6. He told Johnson that he can currently lift weights, but can't run or jump for 4-6 weeks.