A few days after wrapping up his second G League/NBA season, Yuta Watanabe, who is signed to a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, reflected on the 2019-20 season with mixed feelings in an online group interview with Japanese reporters on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old described the 2019-20 season as a campaign where he grew to a degree. Watanabe played in 15 NBA games, averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds while also shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range. He made improvements in each of those areas when compared to his rookie season in 2018-19.

He's already proven himself at the G League level. This season, Watanabe put up 17.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, two more areas where he improved over last year.