Lakers Pick Up Team Option On David Nwaba

The Lakers have exercised their 2017/18 team option on David Nwaba, the team announced in a press release. Nwaba is now on track to earn a minimum salary of $1,312,611 next season.

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Nwaba, 24, made his NBA debut with the Lakers earlier this year after signing a 10-day contract with the team. The 6’4″ shooting guard eventually earned a second 10-day deal and then a rest-of-season contract with an option for ’17/18.

In 20 regular season contests (19.8 MPG), Nwaba averaged 6.0 PPG and 3.2 RPG for the Lakers. The team was also said to be impressed with his play on defense.

Nwaba will be eligible for restricted free agency in the summer of 2018.

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