Adam Spolane: Rockets have ruled out David Nwaba (ankle) from tonight’s game. George Hill (thumb) and Ty Jerome (ankle) are out for OKC
Alykhan Bijani: David Nwaba did not practice today. He's taking it day-by-day, and Stephen Silas does not anticipate him playing the next two games vs. OKC. Mentions the depth, and Ben McLemore, or could possibly play a 9-man rotation.
David, it’s been quite some time since that December game against the Spurs, but what do you recall from that night? When was the moment you knew that something was wrong? David Nwaba: "I knew once it happened, I knew what was wrong. It was a loud pop and I just went down to the floor. I looked back to see if anybody was there and who kicked me, nobody was there. So I knew, I knew exactly what kind of injury it was."
How has the rehab process been for you overall? David Nwaba: "It’s been pretty hard. Stressful at times, frustrating because I’m expecting to see quick results, quick improvements. It’s a 10- to 12-month recovery and it takes time and patience. So that’s the biggest thing for me, I am working on patience and not trying to get too down on myself or frustrated when I’m not seeing quick results. But in the beginning, it took a long time. I was in a boot for I think two and a half months, and then I was slowly walking, so I wasn’t seeing results. But now every week since the ninth month I’m seeing dramatic improvement, and every week, like this week, I’m feeling more explosive. I’m just seeing more results every day and weekly instead of just monthly. So I can see the improvements now I could see the light for sure."
10. David Nwaba, who was acquired by Houston prior to entering the bubble, “looks good,” according to a source, as he continues his rehab from his Achilles injury and prepares for next season. Internally, Nwaba is being viewed as a key rotational piece, with the expectation that he’ll be a solid contributor in the 2020-21 season. Nwaba initially tore his right Achilles tendon last December as a member of the Brooklyn Nets before being waived by the team in early January.
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.
Alex Schiffer: Per @ShamsCharania, the Nets have applied for a disabled player exception from the NBA for season-ending loss of David Nwaba.
Shams Charania: Nets G/F David Nwaba has suffered a torn right Achilles tendon, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Nwaba has been emerging in Nets rotation before sudden injury tonight.
Chris Haynes: Brooklyn Nets swigman David Nwaba will undergo surgery tomorrow after suffering a torn right Achilles this evening, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs David Nwaba is not yet 100 percent, he told me. But he feels his ankle is at a point where he can play through without doing anymore damage. His goal is to go injury-free the rest of the season.
Cayleigh Griffin: David Nwaba with a left ankle sprain. Same ankle he sprained against Toronto. Coach Drew says we’ll wait and see how he is. #BeTheFight
David Nwaba, who has been at the center of the Cleveland Cavaliers' two-game winning streak, will miss Monday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of soreness in his right knee. Nwaba, a starter the last three games, will miss his fourth game of the season and first with an 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.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Chicago Bulls have rescinded the qualifying offer on guard David Nwaba, making him an unrestricted free agent.
“It was probably one of my worst sprains,” Nwaba said. “I didn’t think I’d be out for this long. I was hoping to be out a week at most. For me to be out four weeks, it’s been an issue. I’m going to bounce back.”
Darnell Mayberry: David Nwaba “most likely” will get minutes tonight against Sacramento, according to Fred Hoiberg. #Bulls #BullsNation
Mike McGraw: David Nwaba is shooting around; Hoiberg hopes he’ll be able to practice tomorrow with sprained ankle. #Bulls
September 19, 2021 | 9:01 pm EDT Update
Before we get you out of here, have to pepper you with a few Lakers questions. How are you going to look in purple and gold? Carmelo Anthony: [Laughs] That’s a good question. I think it’ll be fun. I’m really going to enjoy it. I sat and talked about the loyalty and learning the business of basketball so now being in this part of my life and my career it’s like I understand it. So I’m going into it with a different mindset and type of understanding with what’s at stake. What do we have to do, what do I have to do in order to make this work? I’m looking forward to it, to be honest with you.
For the naysayers, like me, who question how this Lakers roster will work over a long regular-season and into the playoffs, especially because you guys are historically old, why are we fools for doubting? Carmelo Anthony: To be honest, I think it’ll be too easy for you guys to be like, “Yeah, they’re going to be like this.” It’s too easy. You guys are baiting people to start a debate. It’s all about debate. We get it. We understand it. This is what you guys have to do. We understand that and we laugh at it and take it with a grain of salt and move on because everybody on the outside have their opinions about it and we’re the ones who know who we are. We know what we have to do. We know how we going to do it. Those are the things we have to deal with. So it’s easy for the outsiders or naysayers to give their overall perspective and it’s very opinionated. And ya’ll should do that. [Laughs] You should do that because it bring more viewers and bring more eyeballs and bring more conversation and more anticipation. If and when it does happen, winning a championship, that’s the fun part.
Arash Markazi: LeBron James watching the early games at home and the Cowboys-Chargers game at SoFi Stadium with Magic Johnson. pic.twitter.com/uipHywLNgX
Knicks guard Evan Fournier has expressed confidence in the future of France’s national team, discussing his vision for the program in an interview with L’Equipe (hat tip Sportando). Fournier, 28, was part of the French team that nearly defeated Team USA in the Gold Medal Olympic game last month. While his team narrowly missed out on a gold medal, they did beat Team USA in an exhibition contest two weeks earlier. Fournier led all scorers with 28 points during that outing.
“We have to promote our sport culture, stop being afraid of being ambitious,” Fournier explained. “I want this to change and our team can do it. We are not afraid of anyone. My vision is to become as dominant as Spain has been in the last fifteen years. Tokyo is just our first final … I want to win Eurobasket 2022. This is not the time to stop. We have the opportunity to build a dynasty. “This team must grow every summer, relive the same emotions, reactivate what has made possible our success in Tokyo: putting aside the ego, fighting for each other, having this winning mentality. And starting over every year. It is an opportunity for our sport, but also something that can go beyond basketball, help sport in France. We can set an example for an entire generation.”
Arash Markazi: “The Logo” Jerry West is at the Cowboys-Chargers game at SoFi Stadium. He was also at groundbreaking of the Clippers’ new $1 billion arena across the street on Friday. pic.twitter.com/wWJOZD9BKW