Peyton Watson

Peyton Watson

21-Year-Old ForwardF
Denver Nuggets
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Peyton Watson in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Nuggets in July of 2022. Contract includes $2.41 million team option for 2024-25.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Watson was born on Sep. 11, 2002, in Beverly Hills, California. He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California, joining the varsity team as a freshman. He would gain a key role with the team as a junior, where he averaged 23.2 points and 8.0 per game, earning Moore League MVP honors. Watson was named to the rosters for the McDonald's All-American, Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit. He was a consensus five-star recruit, one of the top small forwards and the highest-ranked player from California in the 2021 recruiting class. On July 27, 2020, he committed to playing college basketball for UCLA over offers from Arizona, Gonzaga, Michigan, Oregon and Washington. As a freshman, he was joining an experienced UCLA group with all five starters returning after advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. As a result, his playing time was sporadic and his role was very reduced compared to high school. However, he did receive an honorable mention for the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, averaging 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game. After the season, Watson declared for the 2022 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility. He was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the 2022 NBA draft with the 30th overall pick. He was then traded to the Denver Nuggets along with two future second-round picks for JaMychal Green and a 2027 protected first-round draft pick.

Shut down for Summer League
FDenver Nuggets
Undisclosed
July 14, 2023
Watson won't play for the remainder of the 2023 Summer League, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Watson doesn't appear to have suffered any injury but won't play Friday. In all likelihood, the Nuggets have simply seen enough from their 2022 first-round pick. With Bruce Brown and Jeff Green gone, Watson could be poised for a bigger role in Denver next season after making just 23 appearances as a rookie in 2022-23.
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Stat Review
How does Peyton Watson compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Defensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Assist %
    An estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while they were on the floor.
  • Steal %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Block %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent two-point field goal attempts blocked by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Turnover %
    An estimate of turnovers committed per 100 plays.
  • Usage %
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True Shooting %
55.3%
 
Effective Field Goal %
54.2%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
23.7%
 
Free Throw Rate
33.9%
 
Offensive Rebound %
5.1%
 
Defensive Rebound %
17.4%
 
Total Rebound %
11.4%
 
Assist %
7.9%
 
Steal %
0.5%
 
Block %
5.2%
 
Turnover %
9.1%
 
Usage %
17.7%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
7.3
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.9
 
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Strong Summer League numbers
FDenver Nuggets
July 20, 2023
Watson started Denver's first two Summer League contests, averaging 19.0 points, 3.5 rebounds 1.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. He shot 52.2 percent from the field.
ANALYSIS
Watson quickly accumulated defensive stats, knocked down 13 of 17 free throws and displayed fine efficiency overall. The 20-year-old is still not showcasing an increased sample size of three-point attempts, but there's a lot to like about his game. Watson appeared in 23 NBA contests with the Nuggets last season, averaging 3.3 points on 49.2 percent shooting. He could be due for a larger role with Jeff Green having departed to Houston in the offseason.
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Not starting Wednesday
FDenver Nuggets
July 12, 2023
Watson (undisclosed) is not in the first unit for Wednesday's game against Utah.
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Dominant with 23 points
FDenver Nuggets
July 7, 2023
Watson produced 23 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3PT, 10-13 FT), five rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks over 30 minutes in Friday's 92-85 Summer League loss to the Bucks.
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On bench for Game 1
FDenver Nuggets
April 16, 2023
Watson isn't starting Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the Timberwolves on Sunday, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports.
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Starting Sunday
FDenver Nuggets
April 9, 2023
Watson is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Kings.
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Blocks three shots Saturday
FDenver Nuggets
April 8, 2023
Watson registered six points (1-1 FG, 4-7 FT), three rebounds, four assists and three blocks over 17 minutes during Saturday's 118-114 loss to Utah.
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