Yuta Watanabe

Memphis Grizzlies, Small Forward
Age: 29-258d (Oct 13, 1994)
Exp: 6 Years
Country: JP
College: George Washington
Agent(s): Joe Smith, Thad Foucher (Wasserman)
2024-25 Cap Hit

$2,654,644

2024-25 Cash

$2,654,644

Career Earnings

$6,399,478

2023-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Yuta Watanabe signed a 2 year , $5,001,258 contract with the Phoenix Suns, including $5,001,258 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,629. In 2024-25, Watanabe will earn a base salary of $2,654,644, while carrying a cap hit of $2,654,644 and a dead cap value of $2,654,644.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $5,001,258
Average Salary:
$2,500,629
GTD at Sign:
$5,001,258
Total GTD:
$5,001,258
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023-24 29 $2,346,614 1.73% $2,346,614 1.42% $890,095 $890,095
2024-25 30
Player
$2,654,644 1.88% $2,654,644 1.55% $2,654,644 $3,544,739
2025-26 31
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2023-24 29 $2,346,614 - - $2,346,614 1.73% $2,346,614
2024-25 30
Player
$2,654,644 - - $2,654,644 1.88% $2,654,644
2025-26 31
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 29 $890,095 $890,095 $890,095 $890,095 $1,772,370
2024-25 30
Player
$2,654,644 $2,654,644 $3,544,739 $1,772,370 $2,654,644
Retained/Dead Cash
2023-24 29 - $1,456,519 $1,456,519 $1,456,519 $1,456,519 $1,456,519
Contract Notes
  • 2024-25: Player Option (deadline 6/29/24)
Source: Spotrac

2022-2022 Free Agent

Yuta Watanabe signed a 1 year , $1,968,175 contract with the Brooklyn Nets, including $1,968,175 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,968,175.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,968,175
Average Salary:
$1,968,175
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$1,968,175
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2020-2021 rest-of-season

Yuta Watanabe signed a 2 year , $2,084,689 contract with the Toronto Raptors, including $696,893 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,042,345.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $2,084,689
Average Salary:
$1,042,345
GTD at Sign:
$321,893
Total GTD:
$696,893
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2020-2020 two-way

Yuta Watanabe signed a 1 year contract with the Toronto Raptors.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s)
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Signed Using:
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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2020-2020 exhibit-10

Yuta Watanabe signed a 1 year , $1,620,564 contract with the Toronto Raptors, including an average annual salary of $1,620,564.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,620,564
Average Salary:
$1,620,564
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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2018-2019 two-way

Yuta Watanabe signed a 2 year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s)
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Signed Using:
Free Agent:
2020 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$6,399,478

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

4 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 26
Active
$321,893
$321,893
2021 27
Active
$1,762,796
$2,084,689
2022 28
Active
$1,968,175
$4,052,864
2023 29
Active
Retained
$890,095
$1,456,519
$4,942,959
$6,399,478
Total      
$6,399,478
$4,942,959
$6,399,478
2024 30
Active / Player
$2,654,644
Total
$9,054,122
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
26
$321,893
$321,893
$321,893
2021
27
$1,762,796
$1,762,796
$2,084,689
2022
28
$1,968,175
$1,968,175
$4,052,864
2023
29
$890,095
$1,456,519
$890,095
$1,456,519
$4,942,959
$6,399,478
Total
$6,399,478
$6,399,478
$4,942,959
$6,399,478
2024
30
$2,654,644
$2,654,644
Total
$9,054,122
$9,054,122

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $2,084,689 - - $2,084,689
1 $1,968,175 - - $1,968,175
1 $890,095 - - $890,095
1 $1,456,519 - - $1,456,519

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2020-21 TOR Feb 10, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021 4 Ankle
2020-21 TOR May 06, 2021 - May 07, 2021 1 Ankle
2020-21 TOR May 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021 2 Ankle
2021-22 TOR Oct 20, 2021 - Nov 23, 2021 18 Calf
2021-22 TOR Nov 26, 2021 - Nov 27, 2021 1 Calf
2021-22 TOR Jan 04, 2022 - Jan 10, 2022 4 Health Protocols
2021-22 TOR Apr 01, 2022 - Apr 07, 2022 4 Quad
2022-23 BKN Nov 09, 2022 - Nov 12, 2022 2 Ankle
2022-23 BKN Nov 22, 2022 - Dec 09, 2022 10 Hamstring
2022-23 BKN Feb 07, 2023 - Feb 08, 2023 1 Back
2022-23 BKN Mar 03, 2023 - Mar 04, 2023 1 Back
2023-24 PHX Nov 19, 2023 - Nov 25, 2023 4 Quad
2023-24 PHX Jan 16, 2024 - Jan 19, 2024 1 Illness
2023-24 MEM Mar 04, 2024 - Mar 19, 2024 8 Wrist
2023-24 MEM Mar 20, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024 13 Personal
  • Feb 08, 2024 Traded to Memphis (MEM) from Phoenix (PHX) as part of a 3-team trade: Memphis (MEM) traded David Roddy to Phoenix (PHX); Memphis (MEM) traded Vanja Marinkovic to Brooklyn (BKN); Phoenix (PHX) traded Chimezie Metu to Memphis (MEM); Phoenix (PHX) traded Keita Bates-Diop, Jordan Goodwin, 2026 2nd round pick, 2028 2nd round pick and 2029 2nd round pick to Brooklyn (BKN); Brooklyn (BKN) traded Royce O'Neale to Phoenix (PHX)
  • Jul 03, 2023 Signed a 2 year $5 million million contract with Phoenix (PHX) - includes 2024-25 Player Option
  • Aug 28, 2022 Signed a contract with Brooklyn (BKN) - Exhibit 9
  • Oct 20, 2021 Toronto (TOR) fully guaranteed salary for 2021-22
  • Aug 09, 2021 Toronto (TOR) guaranteed $375k for 2021-22
  • Apr 18, 2021 Signed a 2 year $2.08 million Rest-of-Season contract with Toronto (TOR)
  • Dec 19, 2020 Signed a two-way contract with Toronto (TOR) - converted Exhibit 10
  • Nov 27, 2020 Signed a contract with Toronto (TOR) - Exhibit 10
  • Jul 20, 2018 Signed a two-way contract with Memphis (MEM)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 28, 2021 for technical foul during PHI-TOR game $2,000
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 MEM 34 13.6 3.4 1.6 0.4 0.4 0.2 .353 .294 .588
2022 BKN 58 1 16.0 5.6 2.4 0.8 0.4 0.3 .491 .444 .723
2021 TOR 38 4 11.7 4.3 2.4 0.6 0.3 0.4 .406 .342 .600
2020 TOR 50 4 14.4 4.4 3.2 0.8 0.5 0.4 .439 .400 .828
2019 MEM 18 5.8 2.0 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 .441 .375 .375
2018 MEM 15 11.6 2.6 2.1 0.5 0.3 0.1 .294 .125 .700
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