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18 Yuta Watanabe SG

Memphis Grizzlies

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Player Updates

February 25, 2020 02:40 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Transferred to NBA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe was transferred from the Memphis Hustle to the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

After putting up 27 points and 12 rebounds on 57.1 percent shooting in a win against Rio Grande on Saturday, Watanabe was called up to the NBA on Tuesday. However, considering the 25-year-old has appeared in just nine NBA games this season and has only scored in three of those games, do not expect Watanabe to have too much of a fantasy impact.

February 23, 2020 07:08 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Leads team in scoring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe recorded 27 points (12-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block across 40 minutes during Saturday's 116-113 G League win over Rio Grande Valley.

Since returning to the G League, Watanabe has crashed the boards better than he has all season, recording double-digit rebounds in back-to-back games. His 27 points registered as his third-highest scoring output of the season. On the year, Watanabe is averaging 17.2 points on 54.2 percent shooting along with 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 blocks through 22 G League appearances.

January 26, 2020 05:36 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Back with Grizzlies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe was recalled from the G League on Sunday.

Watanbe last saw NBA action in mid-December, but he'll join the Grizzlies on Sunday with Jae Crowder (knee) and Grayson Allen (hip) sidelined.

January 22, 2020 05:20 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Records double-double in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe finished with 26 points (9-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block across 33 minutes during Friday's 152-136 G League win over South Bay.

Watanabe has now recorded his only two double-doubles of the season in back-to-back games. Over the past two contests, he's scored 45 points on 55.5 percent shooting while pulling down 22 boards. Even with the return of Jarrod Uthoff (shoulder) and John Konchar (concussion), Watanabe maintained his typical level of usage. He remains a fixture in the potent Memphis offense and will look to continue producing at a high level moving forward.

January 12, 2020 02:40 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Returns to G League action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe (eye) played 32 minutes for the G League's Memphis Hustle in its 125-119 loss to the Salt Lake City Stars on Friday, finishing with 16 points (7-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three assists and three rebounds.

Watanabe picked up an eye injury in the Hustle's previous game Monday, but the issue ultimately didn't force him to miss additional time. As a two-way player, Watanabe is eligible to play for the NBA team, but he'll likely spend most of the season in the G League since the Grizzlies don't have a spot for him in their rotation.

January 7, 2020 06:44 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Suffers eye injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe picked up an eye injury while taking a charge during the second quarter of the Hustle's 145-136 G League loss to the Iowa Wolves on Monday.

Watanabe finished with seven points (3-3 FG, 1-1 FT) across 10 minutes before he was forced to leave the game after taking a shot to his eye during the second quarter. Averaging 15.4 points per game, Watanabe serves as a key contributor offensively for the Hustle. It's unclear how long he'll remain out, but Josh Jackson, Jarrod Uthoff, Dusty Hannahs and Matt Mooney could all pick up some extra scoring opportunities while Watanabe is sidelined.

January 5, 2020 04:08 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Posts big line in G League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe supplied a team-high 28 points (12-19 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go with seven rebounds, four blocks, two assists and two steals in 39 minutes Saturday in the G League Memphis Hustle's 130-127 win over the Iowa Wolves.

Over his 13 outings in the G League this season, the two-way player is averaging 16.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 triples, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals in 34.6 minutes per game. Though he continues to post interesting numbers across the board with the Hustle, Watanabe is unlikely to get an extended run in the Grizzlies' rotation unless a slew of injuries occur to players higher up on the depth chart.

December 22, 2019 12:00 AM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Drops 26 points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe tallied 26 points (10-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), two steals, two blocks, one assist and one rebound across 40 minutes of G League action during Friday's 104-101 loss to Grand Rapids.

Watanabe shot the ball well from the field, though he didn't add much to the stat sheet outside of his scoring total. Since returning to the G League, the 25-year-old has scored 50 points on 62.1 percent shooting while adding seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks over the past two games.

November 30, 2019 06:24 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Transferred to NBA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe has been transferred from the G League to the NBA and will be available for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves.

Watanabe has appeared in just one NBA game this season, seeing three minutes and posting four points and one rebound. It's possible he sees the court again, especially since the Grizzlies are dealing with some injuries.

November 26, 2019 06:16 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Nets 22 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe tallied 22 points (8-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six assists, five rebounds, two steals and a block across 39 minutes of G League action during Monday's 119-96 win over the Red Claws.

Watanabe's balanced effort earned him a plus-16 rating Monday. He's come on strong lately in the scoring department for the Hustle, posting more than 20 points in three consecutive games.

November 24, 2019 01:36 AM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Posts 24 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe registered 24 points (10-15 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal across 40 minutes during Friday's 113-111 G League win over the Blue.

Watanabe's efficient shooting continued Friday, as he made two-thirds of his field goals and went 3-for-5 from three. Through five games this season, Watanabe is averaging 15.1 points on 51.6 percent shooting along with 7.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 assists.

November 20, 2019 02:16 AM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Hits four threes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe scored 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt) to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block during 37 minutes of G League play Monday against South Bay.

Watanabe launched 10 three-pointers, hitting four of them during his team-high 37 minutes Monday. He's proved to be a valuable contributor for the Hustle to start the year. Moving forward, the big man won't shy away from pulling up from beyond the arc as a means to stretch the floor for Memphis.

November 9, 2019 02:12 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Back with Grizzlies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe will be with the Grizzlies for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, David Cobb of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

Watanabe will provide rotational depth for the Grizzlies on Saturday as Brandon Clarke (rest) and Ja Morant (rest) have both been ruled out. Watanabe scored seven points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Friday's G-league victory over the Texas Legends.

October 28, 2019 12:44 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Sent to G League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe was assigned to the G League on Monday.

Watanabe is yet to see the floor for the Grizzlies, so he'll head down to the Memphis Hustle for an opportunity to see regular minutes at the G League level.

July 14, 2019 04:48 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Not available Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe will sit out Sunday's Las Vegas Summer League semifinals matchup with the Pelicans due to an unspecified injury, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.

Wallace notes that both Watanabe and John Konchar are feeling banged up, but the two are likely sitting out for precautionary purposes more than anything else. The Grizzlies have already gotten a good evaluation of Watanabe in the summer league, as he's averaged 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game across four appearances.

July 8, 2019 11:12 AM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Encouraging effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe generated 12 points (4-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and seven rebounds across 22 minutes during the Grizzlies' 87-75 win over the Clippers in a Las Vegas Summer League game Sunday.

Watanabe put together a strong showing for the second time in as many summer league contests, and he's now averaging 13.5 points (on 50.0 percent shooting), 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across his first two games in Las Vegas. The second-year big will look to have more of a presence this coming season if he's able to latch on to a spot on the final roster, following a rookie campaign during which he averaged a modest 11.6 minutes over 15 games.

July 3, 2019 06:28 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Playing in summer league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watanabe will play in summer league for the Grizzlies.

Watanabe played a limited role for Memphis last season, totaling 174 minutes in 15 games. He'll look to continue his development over the summer.

March 23, 2019 11:28 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Logs nine minutes in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 20, 2019 06:32 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Called up, available Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 15, 2019 04:32 PM
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Tallies third double-double of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2019-20MEM1699122941.43837.53837.5301.88
2018-19MEM15174155129.421612.571070.0392.60
Total31273278033.852420.8101855.6692.23
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2019-20MEM1699171.0640.2550.3110.0626.2
2018-19MEM15174312.0780.5340.2710.07611.6
Total31273481.55120.3990.2920.0688.8
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-8/215
Birthdate:
10/13/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Miki, Kagawa, Japan
Team:
Memphis Grizzlies
School:
George Washington
NBA Experience:
1