Suns agree to deals with Damion Lee, Yuta Watanabe Drew Eubanks, Keita Bates-Diop

The Phoenix Suns opened free agency with a flurry of moves, agreeing to deals with guard Damion Lee and forwards Yuta Watanabe, Drew Eubanks and Keita Bates-Diop.

Lee agreed to a two-year deal with a player option to stay with Phoenix, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday.

Lee was one of the best 3-point shooters in the league last season, hitting 44.5% of his 3.3 attempts per game. He averaged 8.2 points and 20.4 minutes for the Suns while appearing in 74 games. Before joining Phoenix last summer, Lee spent his previous four seasons with the Golden State Warriors and helped them win a championship in 2022.

Watanabe had a career year for the Nets last season, appearing in the most games (58) and playing the most minutes (16 per game) of his NBA career while averaging 5.6 points and 2.4 rebounds.

A 6-foot-9 forward, Watanabe has an ideal skillset to fit alongside the Suns' stars. He shot 44% on 3s last season, including 51% on corner 3s, and has the size and athleticism to guard opposing forwards.

Watanabe, who is one of two active NBA players from Japan along with Rui Hachimura, played four seasons at Georgetown before going undrafted in 2018. He's had stops in Memphis and Toronto before playing last season on the Nets for the league minimum.

Bates-Diop agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with a player option, co-head of CAA Basketball Austin Brown told Wojnarowski. He will have a chance to earn a starting forward spot as the Suns look to build out the roster around Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal and Deandre Ayton.

Bates-Diop, 27, averaged 9.7 points while shooting 50.8% from the field and 39.4% from 3 last season for the San Antonio Spurs.

Eubanks also agreed to a two-year deal including a player option, his agent James Dunleavy of Excel Basketball told Wojnarowski. Eubanks averaged 6.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while starting 28 games for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.