It's a waiting game for Nuggets guard Earl Watson, who signed a five-year, $29 million contract with Denver in the offseason but expects to be traded in the coming months given his status behind Andre Miller and Earl Boykins at point guard.

"I don't think I'm really going to be here," said Watson, who became eligible to be traded Dec. 15. "Whatever happens, you hope it happens quickly, so that way you can get it going and not have to worry about what's going to happen tomorrow, so you can move on, so there can be some closure."

Watson said the Warriors, who had the full mid-level exception available to use this summer and needed a third point guard, were never in the running for his services.

"With Baron Davis, Derek Fisher, that's a lot of money in the backcourt," he said.