David Nwaba

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  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets have announced the signing of David Nwaba.

    Nwaba will head to Brooklyn on a two-year deal after bouncing around over his first three NBA seasons. It's a nice pickup for the Nets, who will get a hard-nosed forward that's capable of defending and rebounding with tenacity. Nwaba's poor shooting might not do him favors in Brooklyn's system, but he's the type of hustle player that coaches tend to like. Expect him to play a part in Kenny Atkinson's deep rotation, though fantasy value is probably out of the question when everyone is healthy.

    Source: Brooklyn Nets

  • David Nwaba
    SG, Brooklyn Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent wing David Nwaba according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Nwaba fills out the rest of Brooklyn's roster as a a defensive-minded wing with unrealized potential during his first two seasons in the NBA. He is unlikely to crack regular playing time with Brooklyn but could hold low-end fantasy value if injuries pave a way for him to get into the rotation.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs will not extend a $1.9 million qualifying offer to David Nwaba, making him an unrestricted free agent.

    In his first season with the Cavs, Nwaba failed to build off the prior year's momentum with the Bulls and finished with 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 19.3 minutes in only 51 games. He missed a lot of time early in the year with knee and ankle injuries and the Cavs' inconsistent rotations may have also been a culprit. Nwaba should be able to draw some interest around the league while the report says the Cavs are open to bringing him back as well.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba logged just 15 minutes in the Cavaliers' season finale, losing to the Hornets on Tuesday.

    Nwaba popped up in the beginning of the year with some deep-league appeal before going down with an Ankle sprain in early November. He never got rolling after that and dealt with knee and ankle injuries for the first half of the season. He's got potential as an effective role player in the NBA, but he's got to be more consistent before he becomes a legitimate fantasy contributor.

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba started on Monday for a resting Kevin Love and put up a reasonable line with 13 points (5-of-6 shooting), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in a team-high 40 minutes.

    Nwaba scored a total of 11 points in his last three games combined, but his high usage and minutes is an encouraging sign as far as his down-the-stretch value is concerned. He's worth streaming when Kevin Love gets his days off.

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba, not Marquese Chriss, started on Monday against the Pistons.

    The Cavs pulled the old switcheroo at the last second. There's not much to see here for fantasy purposes, and those of you who streamed Chriss or rolled the dice in DFS should know that he'll still get good minutes with the Cavs so shorthanded.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba scored seven points on Tuesday night but still helped fantasy owners out with seven rebounds, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes of work.

    Nwaba is back in the starting lineup with the Cavs lacking guard depth these days, and he's a physical defender that can help fantasy owners in deep leagues with rebounds, steals and the occasional block. We're talking 20-teams and beyond, but he's got a steal in four straight.

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba put up 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting in 20 minutes of action in a loss to the Nets on Wednesday.

    He has been a deep-league efficiency specialist this season, but he put on a scoring show in this one. He did not add much more to the box score, but hit three triples en route to his 22 points. This is more of a fluke performance than anything and he can be left on the wire unless your are in a deep league.

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba started again on Friday night and was able to play 29 minutes on his way to 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Nwaba is firmly on the deep-league radar with his minutes restriction likely to be gone in the near future. He's been slowed by multiple ankle problems this season but veteran fantasy players should remember Nwaba's occasional standard-league relevance with Chicago last season. This environment may be even more conducive to fantasy numbers, and Nwaba should be considered a potential source of rebounds and defensive stats on solid marks from the field.

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba is still on a minutes limit, though Larry Drew will bump up his playing time a bit.

    Nwaba looked good on Saturday, his first game back after 18 on the sidelines. He put up 12 points, four rebounds and a steal in 15 minutes and could be looking at increased work going forward with Cedi Osman out and Rodney Hood out of the picture. Nwaba's a player to watch in 20-team formats.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba returned from an ankle injury and started the second half of Saturday's loss to the Mavs and ended with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 15 minutes of action.

    He started the third quarter for Cedi Osman, who left in the first half with a right ankle injury and did not return. Nwaba could be in for some big minutes in the second half of the season if the rumors come to fruition and the Cavs end up trading Alec Burks and Rodney Hood. Keep an eye on Nwaba's situation.

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba (left ankle sprain) is available for Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

    Nwaba has missed about five weeks now, but will make a return in this contest. He will have to carve out a role after missing so much time and is not a factor in most leagues.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba (left ankle sprain) is listed as questionable to play against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Nwaba has been out about five weeks with an ankle injury but practiced on Thursday and seems to be on the verge of a return. Even once he does, he does not expect to factor into the standard league discussion.

    Source: Marla Ridenour on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba (left ankle sprain) was able to go through Thursday's practice.

    Nwaba has missed the last 18 games with his injury and the Cavs haven't said anything about his recovery timeline. though this development does suggest that he's nearing a return. Deep-league owners should keep an eye on his minutes once he gets back on the court, though you might need to wait until after the trade deadline for Nwaba to really get going considering Cleveland's mess on the wings.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter