Raptors coach Nick Nurse watched as Yuta Watanabe became a fan favorite in Toronto, but never quite stayed on the floor long enough to fulfill his potential.
“He’s shooting it really well this year. He’s right at the top of the league in terms of 3-point shooting percentage. That’s pretty good. That’s pretty good,” Nurse said.
“[He gave us] a lot of what you’re seeing he provides there. He’s a utility player, plays hard, runs and cuts and shoots, a good complementary piece to an offense because he understands spacing and cutting very well. Never quite shot the ball as well with us as he is with the Nets this year, and never stayed very healthy with us.”