All posts tagged "Yuta Watanabe (NBA)"
Basketball/ 7 months ago
Yuta Watanabe earns standing ovation from Nets crowd: These changes to 3-point shooting form are the biggest reason why
Watanabe has earned the trust of his teammates because of how quickly and accurately he's been able to shoot from 3...
Features/ 8 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Mina Sato Brings Enthusiasm and Hunger for Success to Keirin
Bursting with energy and speed, the 23-year-old is building an impressive résumé, including back-to-back silver medals at the world championships.
Basketball/ 9 months ago
Yuta Watanabe Signs Contract with Brooklyn Nets
The veteran forward, who made his NBA debut with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018, spent the past two seasons with the...
Japan's Rally Falls Short Against Australia in FIBA Asia Cup Quarterfinals
The Akatsuki Five, playing without injured forward Yuta Watanabe, showcased their long-range shooting skills throughout the game.
Japan Routs Philippines, Secures a Spot in FIBA Asia Cup Quarterfinals
A 14-2 run in the first quarter set the tone for Japan, which finished with five double-digit scorers.
Iran Outplays Japan to Secure Spot in FIBA Asia Cup Quarterfinals
The Akatsuki Five still have a shot at reaching the final eight, with a qualifying contest on Tuesday set to determine...
Features/ 11 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Japan Men Enjoy Strong Start at FIBA Asia Cup
The Akatsuki Five made 27 3-pointers in a 61-point win over Syria, improving to 2-0 in the tournament.
Japan Cruises Past Kazakhstan in Teams’ FIBA Asia Cup Opener
The Akatsuki Five outscored their Group C opponent 55-20 in the second half, turning a close game into a rout.
[ODDS and EVENS] Yuta Watanabe’s Return Provides a Boost for Japan at Asia Cup
The NBA veteran adds leadership and valuable experience to the Akatsuki Five for July’s 16-nation tournament, according to Japan coach Tom...
Features/ 12 months ago
[NOTES on a SCORECARD] Ryosuke Kinoshita Produces a Respectable Showing in LIV Golf Opener
The two-time Japan Golf Tour winner earned $270,000 at the inaugural event in London.
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Suntory Sunbirds Earn Back-to-Back V. League Titles
In the finals, it all came down to the golden set against the Wolfdogs Nagoya, and the Sunbirds dominated to secure...
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Dai Oketani Displays Coaching Chops in the Midst of Storybook Season
Oketani’s dynamic coaching repertoire fuses old-school strategies with modern-day tactics. He’s positioned the Golden Kings for a run at a B....