Basketball: Watanabe traded to Grizzlies in 3-team deal


The Phoenix Suns are sending Japanese forward Yuta Watanabe to the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade, the two teams said Thursday. The 29-year-old Watanabe will return to Memphis four seasons after his first stint with the Tennessee-based team with which he made his NBA debut in the 2018-2019 season. The trade involved three franchises including another of Watanabe's former teams, the Brooklyn Nets. The Suns acquired Royce O'Neale from the Nets and David Roddy from the Grizzlies while sending forward Keita Bates-Diop, guard Jordan Goodwin and three future second-round picks to the Nets. Big man Chi...

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