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David Nwaba
David Nwaba
Position: G
Born: 01/14/93
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $2,581,965
However, two-way contracts in the NBA come with restrictions. Once a player spends 45 days —not games— with the parent club, the team must either give the player a standard deal or send him back to the G League for good. There’s no public accounting of days (which includes games, travel and practices) so we don’t know how many days he has left before the Nets have to decided, but he’s now in the rotation. (Teams have been known to keep two-way players out of practices to keep the numbers down.) So what’s the solution? The Nets could waive Nwaba to open up a spot so they sign Luwawu-Cabarrot. That would also open up TLC’s two-way deal which the Nets could fill and protect one of their more prized Long Island Nets players from being called up by another team. They’d have to do all that by January 15, the last day teams can sign two-ways.

David Nwaba out for the season

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward David Nwaba underwent successful surgery today to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon. The procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The injury, which occurred during last night’s game at San Antonio, will result in Nwaba missing the remainder of the season.
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“Obviously, we’re missing three of our best players,” said center DeAndre Jordan, who referenced the absence of Irving (right shoulder impingement) with shooting guard Caris LeVert (right thumb sprain/surgery) and wing Kevin Durant (right Achilles tear/rehab). “Any team would say that sucks, but it gives other guys opportunities, like (wing) David Nwaba, (shooting guard Dzanan) Musa, (forward) Rodi(ons Kurucs), (wing Garrett) Temp(le), myself, (small forward) Theo (Pinson), (shooting guard Iman) Shump(ert). So whenever we do get our full roster back, we will be even better because those guys have experience and are able to jell. It just makes us a better team once when we get everybody back.”
David Nwaba is spending time on the Central Coast this week just before he embarks on his fourth NBA season. The former Cal Poly star is getting ready to play for the Brooklyn Nets, his fourth team since breaking into the NBA in 2017. “Hopefully, that becomes home,” said Nwaba, who signed a free agent deal with with the Nets last month. “I just have to go out there and compete and show them that I belong and can win games. Every night I have to go out there and play hard and play my game.”
The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard David Nwaba. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Nwaba (6’4, 219) has appeared in 141 career games (37 starts) across three NBA seasons with Cleveland (2018-19), Chicago (2017-18) and the Los Angeles Lakers (2016-17), registering averages of 7.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.5 minutes per game. The 26-year-old saw action in 51 games (14 starts) with the Cavaliers this past season, averaging 6.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.3 minutes per contest. Nwaba also appeared in 40 games for the Lakers’ NBA G League affiliate during the 2016-17 campaign, posting averages of 14.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks in 28.7 minutes per game en route to NBA G League All-Defensive Team and All-Rookie Team honors.
A 15th player under the Cavs’ control is David Nwaba, who could be a restricted free agent. Nwaba was limited to 51 games last season and averaged 6.5 points. A league source said the Cavs were likely to “do David a favor,” which probably means they intend to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent. The most likely scenario for Cleveland to fill those two roster spots is with players on minimum contracts. For a team like the Cavs, which is unlikely to make the playoffs, going into the luxury tax is unnecessary and unwise, which is why using one of their four trade exceptions (including the $3.5 million exception created in the Rodney Hood trade in February) or any significant portion of the $8.5 million midlevel exception seems unlikely.
Storyline: David Nwaba Free Agency
Assuming they don’t trade Love, the Cavs’ core for the foreseeable future is him, Sexton, Cedi Osman (averaged 13 points in his first year as a starter; his improvement this year was another bright spot), Nance, possibly Ante Zizic (club option for 2020-21) and whomever they draft in June. Thompson and Clarkson, of course, are vets who will play huge roles, so long as they’re here. Another to keep your eye on is David Nwaba, who will be a restricted free agent this summer. He wants to be in Cleveland, and it would make sense for the Cavs to give him a multiyear contract if the price is right, which it could be. Nwaba played only 51 games because of injury.
One day after earning head coach Tyronn Lue’s praise, David Nwaba will be held out of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ second preseason game against the Boston Celtics. Nwaba, who Lue declared part of his rotation despite a glut of guards, is nursing a groin injury. He tweaked it “a little bit” in practice recently. The 25-year-old free agent addition will join George Hill, Kyle Korver, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson on the sidelines Saturday night.
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Former Los Angeles teammate Larry Nance Jr. put in a good word for Nwaba. But it wasn’t necessary. The Cavs’ front office showed interest in Nwaba early in free agency and recruited him hard after the Bulls reversed course. After meeting with Nwaba in Las Vegas at the end of July, the Cavs got an agreement from him, edging out the Indiana Pacers, who also showed interest. “Indiana wanted me for two years, but Cleveland seemed like a better fit,” Nwaba said. “Young guys as well as veterans on this team so I thought it was a perfect fit and knew I was going to get my opportunity here.”
David Nwaba admits this was a stressful summer. After initially believing he had finally found his home in Chicago, he thinks things worked out even better, landing in a place that’s a “perfect fit” for him. “Thought I was going to stay there for years to come,” Nwaba said when asked about his feelings toward the Bulls. “But it’s a business. It all worked out, ended up still living the dream of playing in the NBA. Think this is a good opportunity here and just moved past it.”
Former Los Angeles teammate Larry Nance Jr. put in a good word for Nwaba. But it wasn’t necessary. The Cavs’ front office showed interest in Nwaba early in free agency and recruited him hard after the Bulls reversed course. After meeting with Nwaba in Las Vegas at the end of July, the Cavs got an agreement from him, edging out the Indiana Pacers, who also showed interest. “Indiana wanted me for two years, but Cleveland seemed like a better fit,” Nwaba said. “Young guys as well as veterans on this team so I thought it was a perfect fit and knew I was going to get my opportunity here.”
Cleveland was hoping to lock him in to a long-term deal — three or four years would’ve been nice from their perspective. Only Nwaba — after averaging 7.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 23.5 minutes with the Bulls — wasn’t looking for that kind of commitment. “I thought I should prove myself before taking any offer long term,” Nwaba said. “I chose the one year and bet on myself.”
Storyline: David Nwaba Free Agency
“Every so often a club will catch lightning in a bottle with a Jonathon Simmons of the world or a David Nwaba, but a lot of good local, high school, college talent that these guys deserve and want a shot,” Lindsey said. “Even the guys that didn’t play at higher levels, that they now have had their opportunity to play in a pro camp and be evaluated here by professionals here with the Stars.”