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Salman Ali: Houston likely waived someone to take on Nwaba.
Shams Charania: Free agent David Nwaba has agreed to a two-year deal with the Houston Rockets, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Bobby Marks: Brooklyn has officially waived David Nwaba. He will clear waivers on Jan. 5 at 5PM EST. Important to note that Nwaba can be claimed and aggregated with additional salary before the Feb. 6 deadline. The claiming restriction applies for 30-days.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard/forward David Nwaba. Nwaba appeared in 20 games for Brooklyn this season, recording averages of 5.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per contest. He signed with the Nets on July 17, 2019.
Nets Daily: Nets can’t officially sign @Justin Anderson to a 10-day until Sunday. @David Nwaba will have cleared waivers by then. Next question is whether @Timothe Luwawu will get standard NBA contract soon. Two points re 10-day. It can be renewed once for another 10 days and player can be cut anytime.
Bobby Marks: The David Nwaba contract in Brooklyn is for: $1.7M and $1.8M (veteran minimum for both years). The second year has a July 7 trigger date. The guaranteed date gives Brooklyn flexibility compared to putting a 6/29 option date. The roster in BKN is now at 15 guaranteed contracts.
Shams Charania: Free agent guard David Nwaba has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
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.
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.
Prior to playing in his final game of the regular season — and perhaps the last with the Cleveland Cavaliers — David Nwaba said he would like to Cleveland return next year. “I haven’t heard anything yet,” Nwaba told cleveland.com. “Hopefully everything works out where I’m back here. I don’t know what their plans are, but I want to come back.”
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.”
Shams Charania: David Nwaba signed his agreement with the Cavaliers today — a one-year deal, league sources said.
The Cavs and Nwaba agreed to join forces on August 1, but it was a peculiar set of circumstances. Why? Nwaba picked Cleveland without agreement on the length or value of the contract. Nwaba signed with the Cavs Saturday and the team announced the signing. The 6-4 guard is 25. He averaged 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds for the Bulls last season, and has played parts of two years with Chicago and the Lakers.
Nwaba and the Cavaliers are still working on the final details of the deal, league sources said. The Cavaliers have remained in touch with Nwaba since the first day of free agency, recruited him over the past month and met with the 6-foot-4 swingman last week in Las Vegas, sources said.
Shams Charania: Free agent David Nwaba has come to terms with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell Yahoo. Both sides are still working on final details of deal.
League sources told cleveland.com that the Cavs have spoken with Bulls free agent David Nwaba. Nwaba has interest in the Cavs, one of the sources said.
For Bartelstein and Parker, a $20 million guarantee after the past injuries and an uneven final season with Milwaukee is the best possible outcome to the choppy waters of restricted free agency. Now, Chicago needs to renounce Noah Vonleh, David Nwaba and waive Paul Zipser and Julyan Stone to create the $20M in salary cap space needed to sign Parker.
David Aldridge: No surprise: several teams have reached out to @dnwaba0, whose qualifying offer was rescinded by Chicago Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent. Spurs, Lakers among many, per source, with no frontrunner. Bulls still could re-sign him as well.
Kevin O’Connor: Intriguing move by the Bulls to rescind David Nwaba. I’ve heard their plan is to free space to absorb money (like Faried or Deng), then re-sign Nwaba using the Room MLE. They can create up to $20.6M. But I wonder if they could first try to sign a RFA (like Jabari Parker). @ringer
Shams Charania: Sources: The Chicago Bulls have rescinded the qualifying offer on guard David Nwaba, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Michael Scotto: The Chicago Bulls are open to sign-and-trade offers involving restricted free agent David Nwaba, league sources told The Athletic. Nwaba and the Bulls are currently at a stalemate in negotiations. He’s received interest from several teams.
The Bulls absolutely want to re-sign LaVine and Nwaba — and on multiyear deals. But management also wants to do so on deals that make fiscal sense long term. It’s believed the Bulls’ preferred annual salary for LaVine is in the $14 million-$16 million range.
Vincent Goodwill: The Bulls have officially sent qualifying offers to Zach LaVine in addition to David Nwaba and Ryan Arcidiacono, making them restricted free agents
Shams Charania: Sources: Chicago has extended the qualifying offer to guard David Nwaba, making him a restricted free agent.
Shams Charania: As free agency approaches, Bulls’ David Nwaba has signed with agent Charles Briscoe. Nwaba is expected to be a potential RFA target for teams after strong season in Chicago.
Shams Charania: The Chicago Bulls have claimed Lakers free agent David Nwaba off waivers, league sources tell The Vertical.
The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on guard David Nwaba, it was announced today.
The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team option for the 2017-18 season on David Nwaba, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka.
Mark Medina: A lot of work for David Nwaba awaits, but he says he’s “ahead of schedule” with Lakers signing him bit.ly/2plWMfe
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard David Nwaba to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
“We have been impressed by David’s focus and determination, especially on defense,” said Pelinka. “He has a mentality about him that is infectious, and he works hard every day to improve himself. He has brought energy to both our Lakers and D-Fenders games, and has certainly earned his spot on the roster.”
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers and guard David Nwaba are finalizing a two-year deal, league sources tell @The Vertical. Team option for next season.
Glushon Sports Management has signed free-agent NBA guard Greivis Vásquez and Los Angeles Lakers guard David Nwaba. Jason Glushon is representing the players. Vásquez was formerly represented by Octagon, and Nwaba was previously without representation.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard David Nwaba to a second 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka.
David Nwaba, who signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers last week, was encouraged by Walton’s recent compliments. But when the Lakers mull whether to grant Nwaba a second 10-day contract on Friday, the variables go beyond Walton liking Nwaba’s defense. “We want to look at a couple of people before the season ends,” Walton said. “Some of them aren’t available right now. (Nwaba’s) been good. But we have to decide if we want to wait or look at someone else.”
“Sometimes guys don’t really believe in me. It’s your job to prove them wrong,” Nwaba said. “I can do more. I have high expectations for myself. Getting to those expectations is the ultimate goal.”
Mark Medina: Luke Walton likes @dnwaba0’s play thus far. No decision made if Lakers will give him another 10-day, but Luke said he’s earned it
Adam Johnson: Lakers make David Nwaba call-up official. He is the 24th call-up in D-Fenders history.
Chris Reichert: The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed David Nwaba from the D-Fenders to 10-day deal. He’s the 31st D-League call up this year
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Kevin Durant admitted it on Tuesday on his new podcast “The ETCs” on The Boardroom. At the 36:30 mark of the podcast, Irving is explaining how he and Durant both arrived in Brooklyn and how much of a surprise it was. And Durant interjects with this point. “The All-Star game video where they caught us in the hallway. That’s when it was solidified that we were going somewhere. They didn’t know for a fact where it was, but it was somewhere.”
The 20-year-old has been motivated all season long by those doubts and he said on Tuesday that being selected 13th overall by the Heat has even motivated him. Channeling his inner Draymond Green, Herro said he can even recite each player drafted ahead of him last year. I think being drafted 13 definitely motivates me, but I love where I was drafted. I mean, I love the opportunity I was drafted into, the situation. But the 12 guys ahead of me definitely are in the back of my head all the time, and I know every last one that was drafted ahead of me. And I mean, it definitely does fuel me.
But it’s a start for the face of the Knicks franchise who never saw his rookie season completed. Just as Barrett was coming on strong, the pandemic canceled the Knicks’ season on March 11 in Atlanta. It may have cost him any chance of all-rookie honors — as he was left off both teams. Sources say Barrett, the third pick in last year’s draft who turned 20 in June, was itching to get back onto the practice court more than any Knick after a six-month hiatus.
The closest that the Warriors’ trusty trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will get to the finals is watching their former teammate Andre Iguodala, now with the Miami Heat, match up against a rival familiar to them all: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. “As a competitor, you always want to be there,” Green said, “but when people ask me if I miss basketball right now, I tell them in a heartbeat, ‘No, I don’t.’ We’ve done it at the highest level that you can possibly do it for five straight years. “What I do miss,” Green continued, “is competing at the absolute highest level. I will miss playing in the finals and knowing that every basketball player in the world is watching me play — performing on that stage.”
Said Johnson: “I told Draymond one night after a show, as everyone was putting masks on and walking to their corners: ‘Hey, life’s good for you right now. I don’t know how much longer you’re going to play, but you know right now that the day you hang them up, everybody’s going to want you to work for them if this is what you want to do.’ ”
There is a plan, and a time and a place for everything, and Larry Tanenbaum and Raptors president Masai Ujiri are working at their own pace on all of it. The long-term future of Ujiri, whose contract runs out at the end of next season, is a growing concern among the team’s fans but Tanenbaum knows there is no need to rush. There are other priorities, as Ujiri spelled out last week. “Our fans, they love Masai for all that he’s contributed to the Raptors franchise and to our community and to our country — and our appreciation for him, that can’t be measured,” Tanenbaum, the chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, said in an interview Tuesday. “But it was his and my game plan to secure his management team extension before his own.”