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Veteran point guard Earl Watson has committed to signing a guaranteed contract with the Utah Jazz the player's agent, Todd Ramasar, said Monday evening.

Terms of the deal are still being worked on, and will likely be completed by Tuesday evening.

Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor would not comment when asked about Watson signing with the team.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported last week that the 6-foot-1, 185-pound former UCLA standout worked out for Utah.

Watson has played for five teams during his nine-year career, averaging 7.4 points, 4.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds. The 31-year-old guard spent 2009-10 with Indiana, averaging 7.8 points and 5.1 assists while playing in 79 games (52 starts).

If Watson signs with the Jazz, he is expected to back up starter Deron Williams. Watson's addition to the line up could decrease playing time for Ronnie Price, while complicating Sundiata Gaines' role with the team.

Watson averaged career highs in points (10.7) and assists (6.8) for Seattle in 2007-08. But he has struggled with his shot in recent years, knocking down just 40.6 percent of his field-goal attempts during the last two seasons.

— Brian T. Smith

Twitter: tribjazz

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