CJ: Deron best point guard in the league

Colin Stephenson, who covers the Brooklyn Nets for the Newark Star-Ledger, tweeted a comment from C.J. Watson's news conference on Tuesday that is sure to raise some eyebrows among Chicago Bulls fans.

Watson, who backed up Derrick Rose last season, said his new backcourt mate -- Deron Williams -- is the best point guard in the NBA. He also said Rose won't be mad at him.

Bulls fans, however, might be a little protective of their rehabilitating hometown star.

Watson may be upset the Bulls didn't pick up his $3.2 million option.

Stephenson later added the full quote: "I always thought Deron was the best point guard in the league, always playing against him, watching him,'' Watson said. "He’s always one of the toughest players ... when everyone asks me who is the toughest point guard, I always say him. Between him and D-Rose, it’s pick-your-poison.''

Watson will join "Chicago's Gamenight" on ESPN 1000 at 7:30 p.m.