24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks!The Japanese forward shines in the NBA, the light of Asian basketball, the representative of yellow race

2022-07-15 0 By

On January 25, Beijing time, active, Japan national dubian male too, in the play in the NBA development league game with excellent performance, on behalf of the raptors affiliate team against the knicks, dubian male too as offensive and defensive core throughout the game, shooting 18 8, hits three points, 4 single-game scored 24 points and 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, scoring his second,The game highlighted watanabe’s ability to play in the NBA’s DEVELOPMENT League at star level.It’s worth noting that Watanabe didn’t get sent to the D-League by the Raptors, but applied to play in the D-League on his own initiative, citing watanabe’s recent lack of minutes and his desire to improve and get a better feel for his game.Such a self-conscious professional attitude is an important reason why Watanabe has made it in the NBA.Watanabe’s contract with the Toronto Raptors expires in the summer of 2022, and he knows he needs to do something to earn a chance to play. Watanabe will need to play better to stay in the NBA.In fact, watanabe has broken his personal limit many times during his two years with the Raptors. Before that, he scored 26 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block in a single game on behalf of the Raptors against the Cavaliers. This data is in the history of Asian basketball, and only Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian have done 20+10 in a single game.Considering watanabe was an underdraft, not a high draft pick like Yao yi, makes watanabe’s story all the more inspiring.Watanabe is averaging 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game and shooting 35 percent from 3-point range. Watanabe is in his third season in the NBA and has been a regular forward rotation for the Raptors.Although the statistics are not outstanding, the status of the team is not high, but Watanabe yuta has been the only Asian basketball player in the NBA yellow race, is the light of Asian basketball, is the representative of the yellow race player.By contrast, Chinese basketball is lagging behind in terms of NBA player numbers. The last Chinese player to receive an NBA contract was Zhou Qi in 2019. Ding Yanyuhang, who received a minimum salary from the Mavericks in 2018 but missed out on an NBA development League contract due to injury, was the only player to sign an NBA development League contract.Go even further back to Yi Jianlian, who briefly joined the Lakers in 2016.Of course, several outstanding Chinese basketball players are now seeking the opportunity to play in the NBA, zhou Qi went to Australia to play in the league, one of the goals is to make a comeback in the NBA. Zeng Fanbo, 19, currently plays for the Ignite team of the NBA Development League and will enter the 2022 NBA draft.Guo Haowen, a new star of The Shanghai Basketball Team, went to the United States for special training in the summer of 2021 and participated in the NBA draft.The story of Yuta Watanabe is worth learning for Chinese basketball people. His personal basketball talent is not outstanding in The Asian basketball world, but he finally won the opportunity with his hard work and positive attitude towards his career. This spirit and attitude needs to be seen by more people.China’s current top basketball players ability, talent is not worse than Watanabe, hope to see Chinese players in the NBA arena again.(Lin Xiaoshi)