No time to rest for busy Rui Hachimura

Basketball / NBA Jul 22, 2019

No time to rest for busy Rui Hachimura

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Rui Hachimura has had to go through a hectic schedule since he was drafted by the Washington Wizards last month. Last week, the 21-year-old finally returned to his native Japan for the first time since the draft on June 20. But he won't have much ...

Summer League players help boost NBA abroad

Basketball / NBA Jul 13, 2019

Summer League players help boost NBA abroad

by Ed Odeven

After an NBA Board of Governors meeting earlier this week, commissioner Adam Silver addressed the media, and that gathering in New York included an assessment of the rise in Japanese players during the ongoing NBA Summer League. The commissioner also commented on the positive impact ...

Rui Hachimura gets set for Wizards debut

Basketball / NBA Jul 6, 2019

Rui Hachimura gets set for Wizards debut

Rui Hachimura was raring to hit the court Friday on the eve of his debut with the Washington Wizards at NBA Summer League. The 203-cm forward joined teammates for a final practice session before they open their Summer League campaign in Las Vegas against the ...

Rookie Rui Hachimura to wear No. 8 for Wizards

Basketball / NBA Jun 27, 2019

Rookie Rui Hachimura to wear No. 8 for Wizards

Rookie Rui Hachimura will wear No. 8 for the Washington Wizards, the NBA team said Wednesday. The Wizards made the announcement on their official Twitter account, posting a photo of the 21-year-old forward wearing a jersey bearing the number along with his name. Written in Japanese, ...