Thanks to what ended up being a two-month hot streak this past season with the Brooklyn Nets, Yuta Watanabe could end up being a surprisingly coveted free-agent target this offseason.
In a league where teams are successful or not based on 3-point shooting, Watanabe could absolutely carve out a role for a team next season.
Overall this season, Watanabe averaged six points on 44 percent shooting from 3-point range. As a proven shooter, there’s no question that there could be a market for Watanabe this offseason. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and could emerge as a target for the Jazz. He’s still just 28 years old and is somewhat of a proven commodity at this point in his career.
The ultimate decision on potentially targeting Watanabe could be determined by what his market ends up being. If the market does end up cooling on Watanabe, the Jazz should absolutely consider making an offer during the summer. Even more so considering that the Jazz were a below-average 3-point shooting team last year.