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Basketball fans in Japan had a chance to celebrate one of their own on Monday night after the Toronto Raptors announced their signing of Yuta Watanabe to a standard NBA contract.

Because the NBA has eliminated the 50-game limit for two-way players during this season, many thought that the 26-year-old would not get a chance to be promoted to a regular signing before the end of the campaign.

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