For his part, Watanabe has recently come out with his farewell message to the Nets now that he’s taking his talents out West. The 6-foot-9 small forward took to Twitter to say his goodbyes:
“Brooklyn, thank you for everything. I’ll always be grateful. Will miss you,” Watanabe wrote.
Yuta kept it short and simple. However, there’s no denying that he was genuinely thankful for the opportunity the Nets gave him last season. The Japanese national had arguably the best year of his career in Brooklyn last term, averaging 5.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in just 16.0 minutes of action. Where he stood out, however, is with his efficiency from beyond the arc, knocking down 44.4 percent of his triples on 2.3 attempts per game.