Watanabe solid in Vegas debut | The Japan Times

Undrafted free agent Yuta Watanabe had a solid NBA Summer League debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Friday in Las Vegas.

Watanabe, who came off the bench as a forward, scored eight points in 20 minutes. The former George Washington University standout made 3 of 9 shots from the field, including 2 of 6 from 3-point range. He had four rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Brooklyn’s 86-80 defeat to the Orlando Magic.

The Kagawa Prefecture native entered the game as a substitute at the 6:47 mark of the first quarter. His defensive awareness and aggressive play caught the eye of observers. “(Watanabe) showing off the defense early with two blocks,” @TimOakesblog tweeted. “Great defensive awareness off the ball.”

Source: Watanabe solid in Vegas debut | The Japan Times


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