Yuta Watanabe signed a one-year, $1.8 million non-guaranteed deal with the Nets last summer after being waived by the Raptors. The 28-year-old averaged 5.6 points and shot 49.1% from the floor and 44.4% from three-of-2.3 attempts in 58 games. Watanabe turned a daunting offseason into a career year with Brooklyn.
Watanabe will be an unlimited free agent this summer and has already been listed as a target for teams like the Warriors and Pistons. He is a career-high 39% three-point shooter but averages just 1.8 attempts per game. Watanabe wouldn’t be a bad option off the bench, but the Knicks need someone who can be consistent, which is why Evan Fournier has been removed from the rotation.
Watanabe would come cheap, but wouldn’t move much the needle for a New York team in desperate need of shooting.