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The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have signed forward Paul Watson to a standard NBA contract and forward Yuta Watanabe to a two-way player contract. Watson originally signed a two-way player contract with the club Jan. 15, 2020. Per team policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. Watson, 6-foot-6, 210 pounds, averaged 3.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 8.7 minutes in 10 games with Atlanta and Toronto last season. He set career highs with 22 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-3 FT) and six rebounds in 27 minutes in the regular season finale Aug. 14 vs. Denver. Watson also appeared in 30 games with Raptors 905 in the NBA G League where he averaged 19.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 35.3 minutes. For his efforts Watson was named to All-NBA G League Midseason Eastern Conference Team.
Josh Lewenberg: Nurse on Paul Watson: “He can play. He’s gonna be part of our future, from what I’ve seen so far.”
Josh Lewenberg: The Raptors make the signing of Paul Watson official. He’ll take the 2-way spot of Shamorie Ponds, who was waived earlier today.
Emiliano Carchia: Raptors to sign Paul Watson, release Shamorie Ponds
JD Shaw: The Hawks formally announce the signing of Paul Watson to a 10-day contract. Watson averaged 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 34.3 minutes per game in 13 starts for the Raptors 905.
Shams Charania: The Atlanta Hawks are signing G/F Paul Watson of G League’s Raptors 905 to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Ian Begley: The Knicks announce that they have waived Paul Watson. Watson is on an Exhibit 10 contract, so he will earn additional salary if he plays with the Westchester Knicks – New York’s G League club – for 60 days.
Ian Begley: The Knicks announce that they’ve signed Paul Watson, who was with their G League team last year. Watson will likely play with their G League team – the Westchester Knicks – again this season.
Ian Begley: Paul Watson’s deal with the Knicks is an Exhibit 10 contract, per league sources. So Watson will receive a salary bonus if he plays with the Westchester Knicks for 60 days.
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September 16, 2021 | 8:36 pm EDT Update
Keith Smith: The Shanghai Sharks have signed former NBAers Jimmer Fredette and Noah Vonleh. This will be Fredette’s 5th season with Shanghai. He last played in the NBA in 2019 with the Phoenix Suns. Vonleh was briefly with the Brooklyn Nets last season. This is his first season with Shanghai.
NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Greece for a meeting with the country’s prime minister Thursday and a special ceremony to bestow Greek citizenship on his mother Veronica and younger brother Alex. Antetokounmpo, who led the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA championship in July, attended the ceremony at the official residence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The 26-year-old Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, the son of Nigerian immigrants. He was granted Greek citizenship in 2013, allowing him to travel to the United States and join the Bucks later that year.
“We always felt Greek, but now we have an official stamp and we are happy,” Antetokounmpo told reporters after the ceremony. “Alex and my mom are Greek citizens now.” Antetokounmpo also traveled to Greece in August with his brother Thanassis, carrying the Larry O’Brien NBA championship trophy. He took the trophy to the ancient Acropolis in Athens to celebrate with members of his family.
September 16, 2021 | 8:07 pm EDT Update
Keith Smith: Cleaning up some loose ends on TPEs for the Boston Celtics… The Celtics used the Daniel Theis $5M TPE to acquire Kris Dunn in the three-team deal with the Hawks and Kings. That leaves Boston with five current TPEs. Those TPEs and expiration dates are in the next tweet. 1/2