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  • David Nwaba
    SF, Houston Rockets

    David Nwaba was a helpful member of the Nets' rotation before tearing his right Achilles in December.

    Nwaba brings the sort of hard-nosed play that Kenny Atkinson liked to see, so it was no surprise that he earned regular playing time. Though he hasn't been much of a shooter throughout his career, Nwaba did knock down 0.6 triples per contest on .429 from deep, offering some promise going forward. Most of his fantasy value, top-310/290 (8/9-cat), was brought about by a .521 mark from the field plus 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocks in 13.4 mpg. Nwaba signed with the Rockets and should help lengthen their bench next season as a versatile defender. If he can get minutes in the teens, he'll be on the deep-league radar as a defensive specialist.

  • Isaiah Hartenstein
    PF, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets intend to waive Isaiah Hartenstein in the wake of their agreement with David Nwaba on Tuesday.

    Hartenstein had filled in for an injured Clint Capela at times for the Rockets this season but the team traded Capela at the deadline and committed to its center-less lineup full time. In only 23 games played as a reserve this year, he averaged 4.7 PTS and 3.9 REB in 11.6 minutes per game. This is nothing more than a roster move out of necessity; however, Hartenstein is likely to receive another NBA opportunity at some point in the future.

    Source: Kelly Iko (The Athletic)

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    The Rockets have announced that they have signed small forward David Nwaba to a two-year deal, although they also added that he will remain unavailable when the league returns as he recovers from a torn right Achilles.

    Nwaba will earn about $900K for the rest of the the season and next year will be a team option for the Rockets, which they will likely exercise unless something goes wrong. Prior to the Achilles tear in mid December, Nwaba had been playing well for the Nets and become a part of now-former coach Kenny Atkinson's regular rotation (albeit on a roster hampered by injuries). In 20 games off the bench, he averaged 5.2 points, 2.3 boards, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in 13.4 minutes per game, but the Nets ultimately waived him after he got hurt. Even though he won't be available in Orlando, the Rockets will count on him making a full recovery and playing a sizable role for them next season, especially on the defensive end.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Justin Anderson
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Nets have signed Justin Anderson to a 10-day contract on Thursday.

    Justin Anderson was playing for the Raptors' G League affiliate prior to signing this 10-day contract. He has played for the Mavs, Sixers and Hawks so far and will look to remain with the Nets for the rest of the season. The Nets were in the market for a wing after they waived David Nwaba (torn Achilles) earlier in the day. Anderson doesn't impact the fantasy landscape for the time being.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Free Agent

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Nets have waived David Nwaba (torn Achilles) on Thursday.

    Nwaba tragically suffered an Achilles injury after earning himself a part of the rotation. Nwaba played in 20 games off the bench for the Nets and averaged 5.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 three-pointers and 0.4 turnovers in 13.4 minutes per game.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Iman Shumpert
    SG, Free Agent

    The Nets have reportedly filed for a disabled player exception in the wake of David Nwaba's (torn achillies) injury, and if approved, could look at re-signing Iman Shumpert according to Shams Charania and Alex Schiffer of The Athletic.

    Shumpert has already played for the Nets this year, and provides similar defensive prowess that Nwaba did before going down. He is not expected to hold any fantasy value should this reunion come to fruition.

    Source: The Athletic

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    David Nwaba had successful surgery on his torn Achilles on Friday.

    Nwaba had been playing well for the Nets lately but will be out for the season after this injury and can be dropped in all leagues. Wilson Chandler, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Theo Pinson could see more minutes with Nwaba out, but all three players can be left on the wire until further notice.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    David Nwaba suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the loss to the Spurs on Thursday.

    Nwaba had four points in 16 minutes and had been good off the bench for this Nets team that is really struggling with depth right now. With his minutes vacated, the Nets will need more from some combination of Wilson Chandler, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Theo Pinson, who have all been playing mid-teens minutes of late.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Spencer Dinwiddie
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie did all the scoring for the Nets in a loss to the Spurs on Thursday, finishing with 41 points, five assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Dinwiddie is still the main offensive contributor for this Nets team that is really struggling with depth. They lost another guard in David Nwaba who had been performing well of late to a torn Achilles and are desperate for the return of Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert. Until then, Dinwiddie will be a good source for points, assists and 3-pointers until the Nets get healthy.

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    David Nwaba was helped to the locker room with a leg injury.

    Nwaba was playing a bit more than usual due to the amount of injuries the Nets have had and tonight was a gut punch. It was a non-contact injury so we're a bit worried about how serious it could be.

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    David Nwaba is available for Thursday's matchup vs. the Spurs.

    With the injuries that the Nets are currently dealing with, Nwaba has seen more minutes lately and has produced value around the top 200 in both 8 and 9 cat leagues over the last two weeks. He makes for an intriguing play in DFS depending on his price tag.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    David Nwaba (right ankle sprain) is probable for Thursday's tilt vs. the Spurs.

    Nwaba has been seeing additional minutes with the injuries that the Nets have been dealing with. He has some streaming value in deeper leagues for as long as the main guys remain sidelined.

    Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    David Nwaba had a decent little game on Saturday, notching 10 points, four rebounds, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.

    Nwaba has played his way back into the Nets' rotation and is inside the top-250 over the last couple of weeks. Obviously the appeal is limited, but there's some helpful numbers here if you need a lift in the 20-24-team range.

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    David Nwaba put up 13 points on Friday night, going 5-of-9 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers in 16 minutes of work.

    Nwaba had fallen out of the rotation but has now played at least 16 minutes in four of the last five games — the fifth, naturally, was a DNP-CD. That puts him on the map in leagues with 20 teams or more, as he's hit double digit scoring in three of those games, with six combined triples, three combined steals and three combined blocks.

  • Garrett Temple
    SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Garrett Temple made his Nets debut on Wednesday night, scoring four points with two steals in 17 minutes.

    There's deep-league steals appeal here because Temple is the sort of low-maintenance, high-effort guy that is bound to stick in Kenny Atkinson's rotation. The same can be said of David Nwaba, who played 13 quiet minutes in his debut tonight. Neither player is a great bet for fantasy value outside of desperation scenarios but Temple's way ahead of Nwaba.