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vs Philadelphia 76ers (51-31)
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Final
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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
51-31 7-3 W1
51-31 6-4 W2
48-34 8-2 L1
44-38 6-4 W4
37-45 7-3 W2

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 11.7 4.3 40.6 2.4 0.6
Post Season 2.5 1.0 33.3 0.0 0.0

Top Yuta Watanabe News

  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Handles small bench role Friday

    Watanabe (quadriceps) posted three points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and two steals across 12 minutes Friday in the Raptors' 117-115 win over the Rockets.

    After a four-game absence, Watanabe was upgraded to available for the contest and held a small role on the second unit. Toronto didn't have OG Anunoby (thigh) or Fred VanVleet (knee) available Friday, so Watanabe could be squeezed out of the rotation when both return to action for the postseason, if not Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Knicks.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Upgraded to available

    Watanabe (quadriceps) is available for Friday's game against the Rockets, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.

    Despite Watanabe initially being ruled out for the game, he'll end up being available. It's possible he ends up in the rotation with the team shorthanded.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Doubtful Thursday

    Watanabe (quad) has been downgraded to doubtful for Thursday's game against the 76ers.

    Watanabe looks to be on course for his fifth straight absence, but he's not a part of the regular rotation, so this development won't carry any real fantasy implications.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Out next two games

    Watanabe (quad) will miss at least the Raptors' next two games, Michael Grange of SportsNet reports.

    The Raptors are said to be targeting a Sunday (at NYK) return for Watanabe, but he hasn't been a part of the regular rotation, so his absence doesn't have much of an effect on the fantasy landscape.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Questionable vs. 76ers

    Watanabe (quadriceps) is questionable for Thursday's game against the 76ers.

    Watanabe continues to deal with a quad injury and hasn't appeared in the past four games. Once he's healthy, he's not a guarantee to be in the rotation, especially during the playoffs.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Out again Tuesday

    Watanabe (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    Watanabe will miss a third consecutive game and his fourth over Toronto's last five contests. However, he's a fringe rotation player when healthy, so his absence shouldn't affect how the minutes are divided.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Remains out Sunday

    Watanabe (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Heat, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    Watanabe will be sidelined for the third time over his last four games. Regardless, he's a fringe rotation player when healthy, so his absence shouldn't impact Toronto's rotation.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Questionable vs. Heat

    Watanabe (quadriceps) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Heat, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.

    Despite some concern following an MRI that revealed a "little problem," Watanabe still has a chance at playing Sunday. That said, he's not always a part of the rotation when available.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: MRI results cause concern

    Coach Nick Nurse said Friday that Watanabe (quadriceps) underwent an MRI that revealed a "little problem," Eric Koreen of The Athletic reports.

    Watanabe was unavailable for Friday's game against Orlando due to his quadriceps soreness, and he'll be re-evaluated once the Raptors return to Toronto this weekend. It's not yet clear when the 27-year-old will be able to return.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Remains out Friday

    Watanabe (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Friday's contest against the Magic, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    Watanabe has played just 18 total minutes across the Raptors' last five games, including a healthy DNP. His absence isn't expected to impact Toronto's rotation.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Questionable Friday

    Watanabe is questionable for Friday's game against the Magic due to quad soreness , Aaron Rose of SI.com reports.

    Watanabe remains a fringe part of the Raptors' rotation. If he sits out, it won't affect much.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Plays four minutes in loss

    Watanabe accumulated two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one block in four minutes during Monday's 113-99 loss to the Bulls.

    Watanabe saw action for the first time in over a week and for just the fifth time this month. With the Raptors opting to run an extremely shallow rotation, Watanabe appears to have fallen out of favor. Even in deeper formats, his role is far too limited for him to be considered a viable asset.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Called up, available

    Watanabe was called up to the NBA and will be available for Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

    Watanabe put up 24 points and 10 rebounds with four blocks in his debut G League game Monday, and he's back with the Raptors ahead of Tuesday's game. With Fred VanVleet (knee) sidelined, Watanabe may see more playing time than usual.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Double-double in 905 debut

    Watanabe put up 24 points (8-18 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds and four blocks across 40 minutes in Monday's 112-105 victory over the Westchester Knicks.

    Watanabe played his first G League game since Spring 2020 on Monday, and he led his team in rebounds and blocks while finishing second in points against the Knicks. He's averaging 5.7 points in 17 minutes per game with the Raptors in the NBA.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Back in G League

    Toronto assigned Watanabe to the G League's Raptors 905 on Monday, Aaron Rose of SI.com reports.

    Watanabe has played just eight minutes over the Raptors' last two contests. He's expected to be in the lineup and get extended run during the 905's matchup with the Westchester Knicks on Monday.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Back to bench role

    Watanabe will come off the bench Monday night against the Heat, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    Watanabe picked up a spot start Saturday in Milwaukee but logged only five minutes and failed to attempt a shot in the victory. He'll head back to his typical bench role Monday evening.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Starting in Milwaukee

    Watanabe will start Saturday's matchup against the Bucks, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    Watanabe joins the starting five with Scottie Barnes (knee), Gary Trent (ankle) and Khem Birch (nose) out. In his three starts, Watanabe has averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 27.7 minutes.

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  • Raptors' Yuta Watanabe: Back to bench

    Watanabe will come off the bench Friday against the Pistons, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.

    With Scottie Barnes (knee) back in the fold, Watanabe will resume a bench role. As a reserve, he's averaged 5.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 18.1 minutes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Miki, Japan
Age: 27
School: George Wash.
Experience: 4