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Yuki Kawamura Announces Agreement on Exhibit-10 Contract with NBA Memphis Grizzlies.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

We would like to inform you that Yuki Kawamura of the Yokohama B-CORSAIRS has agreed to an "Exhibit-10" contract with the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA.

Kawamura is scheduled to sign an "Exhibit-10" contract with the Memphis Grizzlies in September. After signing the contract, he will travel to the United States and participate in a training camp, aiming to earn a permanent contract for the NBA 2024-25 season, which begins in October.

Kawamura will continue to play for the Yokohama B-CORSAIRS until he signs an "Exhibit-10" contract in September.

Team name Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
Contract type Exhibit-10

#5 Yuki Kawamura

#5Yuki Kawamura
Date of birth
May 2, 2001
Main representative history
・FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asia Regional Qualifiers (Window 3-6)
・FIBA Asia Cup 2022
・FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023
・FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifying Window1
Award history
・Rookie Award best 5
・98th Emperor's Cup Best 5
・Regular Season Most Valuable Player Award (MVP)
・Regular season best 5
・Rookie of the Year award
・(B1) Assist Leader
・Kokoro, Tagiru Award
・Regular Season Most Impressive Player Award (MIP))
・(B1) Assist Leader
・Regular season best 5

Comment from Yuki Kawamura

This is Yuki Kawamura of the Yokohama B-Corsairs. I would like to inform you that I have recently received an offer from the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies for an "Exhibit 10" contract and have decided to take on the challenge.

I would like to thank everyone involved in the Yokohama B-Corsairs club for their full understanding and cooperation in this challenge in order to make this dream come true. Also, thank you to all the B-Cor fans and boosters for your continued support.

I was able to seize the opportunity to make my dreams come true. However, the contract is not official yet, so I would like to work even harder in the future and make my dream come true. Thank you for your continued support.

About NBA's Exhibit-10 contract

One of the contracts stipulated in the NBA:
Although the contract has a minimum annual salary and is non-guaranteed, the team can switch to a 2-way contract (a contract between the NBA and the affiliated G League) before the start of the season (training camp, etc.). Even if your contract is canceled during the preseason, you can still sign with a G League team affiliated with your contracted team. This contract was introduced in the NBA in 2017 along with the two-way contract, and has become an important system for young players who are not drafted by the NBA to start their NBA careers.

About Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

An NBA team based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Belongs to the Western Conference, Southwest Division. Home arena is "FedexForum". Yuta Watanabe, the second Japanese player to join the NBA, signed a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2018-19 season. Furthermore, Watanabe will be playing for the same team as a trader in the 2023-24 season.