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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
54-24 7-3 W2
51-26 6-4 W2
45-33 6-4 W3
42-35 4-6 W2
38-39 6-4 L1

2022 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 16.2 5.6 49.5 2.4 0.8

Top Yuta Watanabe News

  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Available Sunday

    Watanabe (back) is available for Sunday's game against Charlotte, Meghan Triplett of GrindCityMedia.com reports.

    Watanabe has been dealing with back soreness recently but will be able to suit up against the Hornets. However, he hasn't been a consistent part of Brooklyn's rotation following the trade deadline, and he isn't guaranteed to see much playing time Sunday.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Questionable vs. Hornets

    Watanabe (back) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Hornets.

    Back soreness has kept Watanabe out during the past four games. It remains to be seen what his role will be on the new-look Nets.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Won't play Friday

    Watanabe has been ruled out for Friday's game against Boston due to back soreness, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Watanabe was available for Wednesday's game against the Knicks but didn't see any playing time. He continues to deal with back soreness and won't suit up Friday, but his absence shouldn't significantly impact Brooklyn's rotation.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Cleared Wednesday

    Watanabe (back) is available for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.

    Watanabe will be available after missing the previous contest due to back soreness, but it's unclear if he'll be part of the rotation. Before his absence, he made just three appearances over five games and totaled seven points in 18 minutes during that stretch.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Officially questionable Wednesday

    Watanabe (back) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Watanabe missed Tuesday's game against Milwaukee due to a sore back, and it's unclear whether he'll be available for the second half of the back-to-back set. His status shouldn't significantly impact the Nets' rotation.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Uncertain against Knicks

    Coach Jacque Vaughn isn't sure if Watanabe (back) will be available for Wednesday's game versus the Knicks, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Watanabe is questionable to miss his second straight game Wednesday due to back soreness. However, his potential absence shouldn't affect Brooklyn's rotation.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Out with back soreness

    Watanabe (back soreness) is out Tuesday against the Bucks, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Watanabe has been a victim of the frontcourt logjam in Brooklyn and hasn't seen minutes in the double digits since Feb. 9.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Dazzles from deep Thursday

    Watanabe finished with 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-5 3Pt), one rebound, two assists and one steal across 22 minutes during Thursday's 116-105 victory over Chicago.

    Watanabe made four of his five three-point attempts and registered double-digit points just for the third time since the beginning of January. The forward remains one of the best long-range shooters in the league and has made 44.4 percent of his three-point attempts over his last 18 contests.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Good to go Thursday

    Watanabe (back) will be available for Thursday's game versus the Bulls, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Watanabe missed the Nets' previous game due to back soreness, but it looks like that's the only game he'll sit out. The 28-year-old wing will have a new rotation to navigate with Kevin Durant (Suns) and Kyrie Irving (Mavericks) gone, but he now has Dorian Finney-Smith, Mikal Bridges and Spencer Dinwiddie in the mix for minutes.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Questionable Thursday

    Watanabe (back) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bulls, Christian Arnold of Associated Press reports.

    Watanabe missed Tuesday's game against the Suns due to back tightness, but he'll be in the mix to return to action for Thursday's matchup. However, Dorian Finney-Smith (coach's decision) will be available against Chicago, so Watanabe might not see much playing time if he's cleared to suit up.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Out Tuesday with tight back

    Watanabe won't be available for Tuesday's game against the Suns due to back tightness, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Watanabe likely picked up the injury at some point during the Nets' 124-116 loss to the Clippers on Monday, when he played 21 minutes and finished with zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds and three assists. He'll be one of five Nets players listed as out for the second half of the back-to-back, and Brooklyn could be further shorthanded at forward if T.J. Warren (shin) gets the night off after he returned Monday following a four-game absence. Even if Watanabe's back issue proves to be a short-term concern, he could still find himself on the fringe of head coach Jacque Vaughn's rotation in the Nets' next game Thursday against the Bulls, when new trade acquisition Dorian Finney-Smith should be available to make his team debut.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Shoots poorly against Celtics

    Watanabe closed Wednesday's 139-96 loss to the Celtics with six points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes.

    Watanabe carried a probable tag into Wednesday's game due to a minor back issue but still came close to his usual workload in what was ultimately a blowout. He's been red hot from the field this season and entered Wednesday's game shooting at a 53 percent clip, so he'll be looking to get back on track versus the Wizards on Saturday.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Will be available Wednesday

    Watanabe (back) is available for Wednesday's contest against the Celtics, Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com reports.

    As expected, Watanabe will be available despite initially being listed as probable with back tightness. With Kevin Durant (knee), Ben Simmons (knee) and T.J. Warren (lower leg) all out, the fifth-year forward should see an increased role off the bench. Over his past four appearances, Watanabe has averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 21.8 minutes per game.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Probable despite back tightness

    Watanabe is probable for Wednesday's game against Boston due to back tightness, Meghan Triplett of GrindCityMedia.com reports.

    Watanabe lands on the injury report with a back issue, but it doesn't appear like he's in danger of sitting out Wednesday's game. The fifth-year forward has appeared in 23 straight contests and is averaging 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 21.8 minutes over his last four appearances.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Perfect from perimeter

    Watanabe posted nine points (3-4 FG, 3-3 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists across 17 minutes during Saturday's 122-115 win over the Knicks.

    Watanabe shot a perfect 3-of-3 from the perimeter, continuing what has been a breakout season. Although his role remains sketchy, at best, Watanabe is proving to be one of the best three-point marksmen in the league, at least from an efficiency standpoint at 52.4 percent for the season. While his role does not warrant long-term attention in standard formats, he can be utilized for streaming purposes, if you catch him on the right night.

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  • Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Contract guaranteed for 2022-23

    The Nets guaranteed Watanabe's contract for the rest of the season Friday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    Watanabe has become an important rotation player for the Nets, so his contract being guaranteed was expected. The 28-year-old forward is averaging 7.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.7 minutes across 25 games this season. Watanabe's most valuable asset is his three-point accuracy, as he is shooting 51.4 percent on 2.9 attempts per contest.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Miki, Japan
Age: 28
School: George Wash.
Experience: 4