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According to reports, the six-year NBA veteran is joining the new team

By meerna Jun12,2024

On Monday, BasketNews reported that former NBA forward Yuta Watanabe is close to joining the Chiba Jets. In its report, BasketNews revealed the following:

“Japanese basketball star Yuta Watanabe is close to joining the Chiba Jets, sources tell BasketNews. According to BasketNews sources, there is high expectation around the league that the six-year NBA veteran, who has appeared in 213 NBA games, will play for the Jets next year.

Watanabe played in the NBA for six seasons, starting his career with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018-19. Watanabe also played five games for the Grizzlies last season and briefly returned to Memphis where it all started for him.

Watanabe, a Japanese superstar, has a golden opportunity to return to his home country and play professional basketball. With several solid stints in the NBA, Watanabe also played for the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns in addition to his two seasons in Memphis.

With career averages of 3.4 PPG, 1.6 RPG and 0.4 APG, Watanabe never played very long at the NBA level, but he made an impact with his minutes. The Japanese star will now return home, where fans will surely be excited to watch him play. It’s unclear whether this closes the door on Watanabe’s NBA career, but for now he will play in Japan.

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