On Monday, the Toronto Raptors announced that they have signed Yuta Watanabe to a standard NBA contract.
Good mawnin',- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 19, 2021
We've officially signed @wacchi1013 to a standard NBA contract.
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Earned, not given. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/n3BKP7oBdR- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 19, 2021
In his first season with the Raptors, Watanabe was previously on a two-way contract. He's appeared in 39 games this season, one of which he started in, averaging 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds on 44.8 percent shooting from the field and 40.0 percent from 3-point range.
Watanabe has made the most of an increase in minutes lately, averaging 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 21.6 minutes over his last six games.
He scored a career-best 21 points in Toronto's win over the Orlando Magic on April 16.
#WeTheNorth | @wacchi1013 pic.twitter.com/SAf5CdXxXq- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 17, 2021
Watanabe previously spent two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies on a two-way contract.
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