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“He’s the best shooter in the world right now,” Nets guard Kyrie Irving said of Yuta Watanabe, who was leading the league in 3-point percentage (.571) and true shooting (.781). “The stats prove it right now. He’s the best shooter in the best league in the world right now.

“So we just want him to remain confident and shoot the opportunities that he gets out there. He makes the game a lot easier and we have guys that are willing to sacrifice their body night-to-night, we want to reward them, especially when they’re shooting the ball.”