Japan's Yuta Watanabe, in his third NBA season and first with the Toronto Raptors, has had his most successful run to date, playing hard every single game.

But the next two games will carry a special meaning for the 26-year-old guard/forward.

Watanabe will face the Grizzlies — for whom he competed for the last two seasons on a similar two-way contract — in Memphis on Monday. Then he will travel to Washington on Wednesday to face compatriot Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards.