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Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe plays in second NBA game

Basketball / NBA Nov 15, 2018

Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe plays in second NBA game

Rookie forward Yuta Watanabe made his second NBA appearance on Wednesday in the Memphis Grizzlies' 116-113 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Watanabe did not score but blocked a shot and grabbed two rebounds in 7 minutes and 46 seconds of playing time as the Grizzlies ...

Yuta Watanabe makes NBA debut for Grizzlies

Basketball / NBA Oct 28, 2018

Yuta Watanabe makes NBA debut for Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies forward Yuta Watanabe made his NBA regular season debut in a win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, becoming the first Japanese player to appear in the league since Yuta Tabuse 14 years ago. The 24-year-old rookie finished with two points and two ...

Grizzlies rookie Yuta Watanabe makes opening-night roster

Basketball / NBA Oct 14, 2018

Grizzlies rookie Yuta Watanabe makes opening-night roster

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Yuta Watanabe was one of 17 players named on Saturday to the team's opening-day roster. The 24-year-old Watanabe signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Grizzlies over the summer. He scored 11 points in the team's victory over the Indiana Pacers in ...

Yuta Watanabe makes preseason debut for Grizzlies

Basketball / NBA Oct 6, 2018

Yuta Watanabe makes preseason debut for Grizzlies

Rookie Yuta Watanabe made his preseason debut in the Memphis Grizzlies' 120-110 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks at FedExForum on Friday evening. After sitting out the Grizzlies' first exhibition game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday due to a sore left shoulder, Watanabe played ...

Yuta Watanabe set to start  camp with Grizzlies

Basketball / NBA Sep 25, 2018

Yuta Watanabe set to start camp with Grizzlies

by Ed Odeven

Before training camps get underway, NBA teams held media day on Monday, providing ample interview and photo opportunities. New coaches and players were in the spotlight throughout the league, including former George Washington University standout Yuta Watanabe. In Tokyo, meanwhile, Watanabe's media day photo, showing him ...

Yuta Watanabe ready to make dream a reality

Basketball Sep 18, 2018

Yuta Watanabe ready to make dream a reality

After scoring 18 points to help Japan beat Iran in a FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier at Ota City General Gymnasium on Monday, Yuta Watanabe's mind quickly turned to the United States where he will soon be fighting to make a name for himself ...

Watanabe strikes two-way deal with Grizzlies

Basketball / NBA Jul 21, 2018

Watanabe strikes two-way deal with Grizzlies

Yuta Watanabe, who played four years at George Washington University, has agreed to a two-year, two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA team said Friday. Under the new concept introduced for the 2017-2018 season, the 23-year-old undrafted rookie forward will spend most of the ...