Hustle's Yuta Watanabe named to Midseason All-NBA G League team

Basketball Feb 11, 2020

Hustle's Yuta Watanabe named to Midseason All-NBA G League team

Yuta Watanabe was selected to the 2019-20 Midseason All-NBA G League's Western Conference team in recognition of his overall performance in the first half of the season, the league announced on Monday. Watanabe, who is on a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, has played ...

Yuta Watanabe makes positive impact as a rookie

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Apr 18, 2019

Yuta Watanabe makes positive impact as a rookie

by Ed Odeven

Yuta Watanabe's blue-collar work ethic and perpetual desire to improve were defining characteristics of his rookie season. Playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the team's NBA G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle, Watanabe made positive impressions throughout the long season. The bulk of his playing time ...

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 ...