Toronto Raptors’ Yuta Watanabe played in the G League with the Raptors 905 for the first time this season, leaving fans shocked. According to a January 26 article on sports news website FanNation, supporters were wondering why Raptors coach Nick Nurse made this decision. Nurse revealed that actually Watanabe made the choice to try and get some in-game reps, as lately he had been shooting poorly. “He came to us and asked if he could go play the game to try to speed that up. I certainly thought that was great on his part to do that and certainly was not going to stop him from doing something that he thought would help him get better,” said Nurse.