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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.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Good to go against Milwaukee
Watanabe (hamstring) is available to play in Friday's game versus the Bucks.
Watanabe has been upgraded from questionable to available Friday with right hamstring tightness. The 28-year-old forward has averaged 8.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 21.8 minutes across his last five games.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Questionable Friday
Watanabe is questionable for Friday's game against the Bucks due to right hamstring tightness, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Watanabe is questionable Friday after appearing in all of the Nets' last five games. Royce O'Neale and Seth Curry are candidates to see extended minutes in his potential absence.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Gets 21 minutes in return
Watanabe (hamstring) finished with 10 points (4-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes Saturday in the Nets' 136-133 win over the Pacers.
Brooklyn had only nine players available for the second half of a back-to-back set, so Watanabe ended up getting a solid amount of run off the bench even though a hamstring injury had sidelined him for the previous 10 contests. Before the injury surfaced, Watanabe had been a pleasant surprise for Brooklyn mostly because of his elite shooting; he's converting at a 58.2 percent clip from the field and 53.2 percent rate from three-point range through 15 appearances. Brooklyn is expected to get all of its missing rotation players from Saturday back for Monday's game in Washington with the exception of Royce O'Neale (personal), so Watanabe could see his playing time get cut down to some degree.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Clear of injury report
Watanabe (hamstring) isn't listed on the injury report ahead of Saturday's game versus the Pacers, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports.
Watanabe was scheduled to make his return to the floor Saturday and will do just that. He could be in for as much of a workload as he can handle, with most of the team's regulars getting the day off.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Set to return Saturday
Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said Watanabe (hamstring) "is on track" to play Saturday against the Pacers, Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com reports.
Watanabe is out for Friday's game against the Hawks but expected to play Saturday against Indiana. The 28-year-old forward has been out since Nov. 20, so he'll likely be limited in his return to action.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Ruled out Friday
Watanabe (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Hawks, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Watanabe recently resumed 3-on-3 work and hoped to return to action Friday or Saturday, but he'll be unavailable for at least one more game due to his strained right hamstring. Whether he'll be able to return Saturday against the Pacers remains to be seen.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Could return Friday or Saturday
Watanabe (hamstring) is taking part in 3-on-3 work and is hopeful to play Friday against the Hawks or Saturday against the Pacers, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
The forward hasn't played since Nov. 20 but is on the verge of a return. When available, he's been a stable force for Brooklyn, mainly due to his career-best efficiency from the field (60.9 percent) and three-point range (57.1 percent). Expect him to be eased back into the rotation when he's cleared to play.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Will be re-evaluated in one week
Watanabe will continue to receive treatment on his right hamstring as an MRI confirmed that it was a strain, and he will be reassessed in a week, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Watanabe will miss his sixth straight game Wednesday and will be out for at least another week due to his hamstring injury. With Ben Simmons (knee) also out, Joe Harris, Edmond Sumner and Markieff Morris are in line for extended minutes. Watanabe is averaging 8.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18.2 minutes across 14 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Out Wednesday
Watanabe (hamstring) is out Wednesday against the Wizards, Christian Arnold of the Associated Press reports.
Watanabe is out for a sixth straight game. Ben Simmons (knee) is out as well. More minutes could be in store for Joe Harris, Edmond Sumner, Markieff Morris and others.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Remains sidelined
Watanabe (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Magic, Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com reports.
Watanabe will be unavailable for a fifth consecutive game due to a right hamstring strain. His next chance to suit up will be Wednesday against Washington.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Out Sunday
Watanabe (hamstring) is out Sunday against the Trail Blazers
Watanabe is day-to-day with a strained right hamstring. Brooklyn next plays Monday against the Magic.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Out at least two more games
Watanabe (hamstring) will miss at least the Nets' next two games Wednesday at Toronto and Friday at Indiana, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Watanabe continues to battle a hamstring injury, which kept him out of Tuesday's game against the Sixers. He'll miss the final two games of the Nets' road swing before being re-evaluated over the weekend back at the team facility.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Remains out Wednesday
Watanabe (hamstring) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Watanabe missed Tuesday's game against the 76ers and will remain sidelined for the second half of the back-to-back set. Patty Mills is a candidate to see increased playing time against Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Downgraded to out
Watanabe (hamstring) won't play in Tuesday's matchup with the 76ers, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
Watanabe's hamstring injury comes at an unfortunate time, as he averaged 14.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24.0 minutes over his last four games. With the 28-year-old forward out, Markieff Morris and Cam Thomas should be in line for extended minutes. It is possible the Nets are simply being cautious with the team playing a back-to-back against the Raptors, so Watanabe's designation for Wednesday's game could be telling of how serious his injury is.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Yuta Watanabe: Questionable for Tuesday's contest
Watanabe is questionable for Tuesday's contest against the 76ers due to right hamstring tightness, Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com reports.
Watanabe has scored in double figures in four straight games, shooting 62.5 percent from the field and 60 percent from three during that stretch, but he appears to have recently picked up a hamstring injury that may sideline him for Tuesday's matchup. Nicolas Claxton (illness) is also questionable, so if both big men are sidelined, Markieff Morris, Day'Ron Sharpe and Kessler Edwards would be candidates for increased roles off the bench.... See More ... See Less
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