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Memphis Grizzlies forward Yuta Watanabe (right) defends during a game against Brooklyn Nets in Memphis, Tennessee, on Feb. 26.
Mar 5, 2024
Grizzlies' Watanabe sidelined with wrist injury
Watanabe said he felt pain in the wrist of his non-dominant right hand since mid-February.
Yuta Watanabe was traded to the Grizzlies as part of a three-team deal involving the Suns and Nets on Thursday.
Feb 9, 2024
Suns trade Yuta Watanabe to Grizzlies in three-team deal
The Phoenix Suns are sending forward Yuta Watanabe to the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade, the two teams said Thursday.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura shoots against the Phoenix Suns at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Oct 27, 2023
Hachimura tops Watanabe in season's first matchup
With both players coming off the bench, Hachimura fared better on the night with seven points in 12 minutes.
Suns forward Yuta Watanabe is aiming to raise his three-point accuracy from the 44.4% he recorded last season to 50%.
Oct 10, 2023
Yuta Watanabe ready to make impact for title-chasing Suns
Watanabe arrived in Phoenix this offseason with the assurance of a two-year contract and a clearly defined role.
Japan's Yuta Watanabe celebrates after the team's win over Cape Verde during the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Okinawa on Saturday. Japan earned an Olympic berth with the win.
Sep 3, 2023
Japan achieved ambitious Paris Olympic goal during FIBA World Cup
World No. 36 Japan claimed Asia's only direct ticket to next summer's Paris Games by finishing first among Asian teams at the Basketball World Cup.
Members of team Japan celebrate their victory after their FIBA Basketball World Cup Group O match match with Cape Verde on Saturday.
Sep 2, 2023
Japan secures Olympic berth with World Cup win over Cape Verde
Japan books its ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics, triumphing over Cape Verde 80-71 in a FIBA World Cup Group O matchup.
Yuta Watanabe celebrates Japan's comback win over Venenzula at the Okinawa Arena on Thursday.
Sep 1, 2023
With victory over Venezuela, Japan inches closer to Olympics
In a nail-biter, Japan erases a nine-point gap to triumph over Venezuela. They are now just one win away from securing their Olympic dreams.
Japan's Yuta Watanabe shoots during the team's loss to Australia on Tuesday in Okinawa.
Aug 30, 2023
Japan's World Cup run ends with loss to Australia
World No. 36 Japan ran into a brick wall in the form of No. 3 Australia at Okinawa Arena.
Japan's Yuta Watanabe scores two of his 20 points during the team's group stage loss to Germany on Friday in Okinawa.
Aug 26, 2023
Japan head coach Hovasse wants more of same from Yuta Watanabe
Speaking after Germany triumphed 81-63 over the tournament co-host on Friday, Hovasse had nothing but praise for his star player.
Sixth-year NBA guard/forward Yuta Watanabe will lead Japan's 12-man squad at the upcoming 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Aug 15, 2023
Japan's 12-man roster set for warm-up games and FIBA World Cup
The top Asian finisher of the World Cup will qualify for next summer's Paris Olympics.
Both Japan star Yuta Watanabe (left) and Slam Dunk creator Takehiko Inoue have high expectations for the Akatsuki Five at the upcoming 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Aug 1, 2023
Suns' Yuta Watanabe talks hoops with Slam Dunk creator Takehiko Inoue
The Akatsuki Five star counts himself among the devotees of the manga, which is credited with raising the popularity of basketball in Japan.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2023
Suns sign Japanese forward Yuta Watanabe
The 28-year-old three-point specialist will enter his sixth NBA season with his fourth team.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2023
Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe to shoulder Japan's FIBA World Cup hopes
Japan's two NBA stars will be expected to play key roles for the Akatsuki Five when they co-host the tournament's group stage in Okinawa later this year.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2023
Hachimura scores 16 but Lakers lose to Watanabe's Nets
Hachimura, making his first start for the Lakers and also for the season, shot 6-for-13 from the field and had four rebounds in 28 minutes at the Barclays Center.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2022
Yuta Watanabe in opening-day roster for Nets
The 28-year-old signed with the Nets in late August after becoming a free agent following two seasons with the Toronto Raptors.
Japan Times
Aug 29, 2022
Yuta Watanabe signs deal with Nets
Japanese men's Olympic basketball team star Yuta Watanabe has signed with the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent, the NBA team announced Sunday.
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2022
Akane Yamaguchi and Japan's mixed doubles pair reach badminton finals
The world No. 1 will battle Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Chen Yufei of China in the final on Sunday, the last day of the BWF World Championship at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Japan Times
May 1, 2022
Raptors' Yuta Watanabe reflects on ups and downs of fourth NBA season
Watanabe saw limited action in the regular season, playing 38 out of 82 games for a Toronto side that finished fifth in the NBA's Eastern Conference with a 48-34 record.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2022
Rui Hachimura grabs eight rebounds in meeting with compatriot Yuta Watanabe
Forward Rui Hachimura scored 11 points and claimed a season-high eight rebounds in the Washington Wizards' 109-105 loss to Yuta Watanabe's Toronto Raptors on Friday.
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2021
Yuta Watanabe scores career-high 26 points for Raptors in loss
Yuta Watanabe registered NBA personal-highs of 26 points and 13 rebounds on Sunday in his first start of the season, but the Toronto Raptors lost 144-99 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.


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