The Washington Wizards will continue to grow their international brand as they head to Japan this fall to play two preseason games against the Golden State Warriors.
Both teams will face off at Saitama Super Arena north of Tokyo on Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. Rui Hachimura will welcome his Wizards teammates to his homeland in the fall and the 24-year-old is more than excited to return.
"I'm very much looking forward to playing in Japan as a member of the Wizards," Hachimura said. "I'll continue to work hard to enliven Japanese basketball."
Kristaps Porzingis has benefited from the game of basketball growing on an international level, so he's more than happy to do his part for the next generation of future NBA players.
"As an international player, I love to see the game grow globally," Porzingis said. "I'm extremely excited for our NBA Japan game later this year. I look forward to seeing you all there."
Bradley Beal is one of the marquee players many in Tokyo will want to see play during those two games, and he can't wait to fly later this year to Japan.
"I'm super excited to come back to Japan once again for our game against the Golden State Warriors. I hope to see you all in person real soon," he said.