Watanabe had zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound in nine minutes during Saturday's 112-99 loss to the Timberwolves.
Watanabe saw his first action with the Grizzlies since Feb. 7. The 24-year-old forward has only appeared in 11 games thus far this season, so there's little reason to trust him for fantasy purposes.
Watanabe has been called up from the G League and is available for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Chris Herrington of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
The Grizzlies are dealing with a variety of injuries, so Watanabe's presence is helpful. He hasn't played since early February. In a two-game stretch, he totaled 15 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal across 46 minutes.
Watanabe finished Monday's 126-115 win over the Skyforce with 26 points (8-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 8-8 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal.
It was only the third double-double of the season for the two-way player, and the first time since January 25th Watanabe has scored 20 or more points in a given contest. The 24-year-old is averaging 14.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 30 games this season.
Watanabe (ankle) has been cleared to play Saturday against New Orleans.
Watanabe is battling left ankle soreness, but he'll be able to suit up Saturday. Over the past two games, he's totaled 15 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal across 46 minutes.
Watanabe is probable for Saturday's game against the Pelicans due to left ankle soreness.
Watanabe has been battling through an ankle injury of late but has come off the bench in each of the previous two matchups. He's expected to take the floor Saturday night despite being added to the injury report.
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