Yuta Watanabe of the NBA = American professional basketball Raptors responded to an interview before the match with Wizards to which Rui Hachimura belongs on the 21st, about Yamura who was delayed in joining the team due to personal circumstances. I was worried, but now I'm happy to play happily. "

The Raptors and Hachimura Wizards, to which Watanabe belongs, are scheduled to play in Washington on the 21st, and attention is focused on whether Watanabe and Hachimura, who both entered the bench, will face each other for the first time in two seasons. increase.

Watanabe responded to the interview before the match, and after the Tokyo Olympics, he was delayed in joining the team due to personal reasons, and about Yamura who returned in January, "I was worried, but I am looking forward to seeing you on the court. So I didn't contact him. I didn't want him to come back in a hurry. I wanted him to come back when he was really 100%. "

On top of that, he was delighted to return, saying, "I'm having fun watching his play now, and I think that's the best thing. I'm very happy to see him like that."

In January, Watanabe missed four games due to the infection with the new coronavirus, and even after returning, he is having a difficult time with fewer opportunities to participate.

Regarding his own situation, "I had almost no symptoms of corona, but I couldn't practice for about a week, and even after returning, I continued to play something that wasn't my own. It's all my responsibility as a professional, including physical condition management, so I'm excuse. I can't do it, and I'm sure I'll have a chance, so I'd like to continue preparing firmly. "