David Nwaba

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  • 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

  • David Nwaba - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba (left ankle sprain) is still "about a week away" from a return.

    Nwaba had flirted with fantasy value as a starter earlier in the year but the Cavs have so much depth at his position that he's really only worth holding in 30-team leagues. Don't be surprised if he shows up on the radar later in the season, especially after the trade deadline, but he's not worth the trouble until then.

    Source: Marla Ridenour on Twitter

  • David Nwaba - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba (left ankle sprain) will miss his sixth consecutive game against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    There are very few reliable fantasy options on the Cavs so this news does not have much significance. The third year wing is on his third NBA team and is averaging a lowly 6.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.4 triples in 16.4 minutes.

    Source: NBA.com

  • David Nwaba - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Friday's game.

    Nwaba hasn't played since December 23 and should be considered out indefinitely. The Cavs haven't given any updates on him but we'll let you know when he starts practicing.

    Source: NBA.com