Nets Sign David Nwaba

JULY 17: The Nets have officially signed Nwaba, the team confirmed today in a press release.

JULY 14: David Nwaba has agreed to a two-year contract with the Nets, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. The deal includes a team option for the second season, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic, who adds that the Pacers, Kings, Rockets and Suns all had interest in Nwaba (Twitter link).

It’ll be a minimum-salary deal for Nwaba, who will make approximately $1.7MM for the upcoming season and $1.8MM in 2020/21 with a July 7 deadline for the option decision, tweets Bobby Marks of ESPN. The Nets now have 15 players with guaranteed contracts.

Brooklyn will be the fourth stop in four years for the 26-year-old shooting guard, who spent his first three seasons with the Lakers, Bulls and Cavaliers. He appeared in 51 games for Cleveland this year, averaging 6.5 points in about 19 minutes per night.

The Cavs opted last month not to tender a $1.9MM qualifying offer to Nwaba, making him an unrestricted free agent. Even so, Cleveland had expressed some interest in bringing him back.

The addition of Nwaba continues an impressive summer for Brooklyn, which hit the free agent jackpot by signing Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan.

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14 thoughts on “Nets Sign David Nwaba

  1. Another solid pick up for the Nets but you’ve gotta wonder what was Cleveland thinking not giving him a QO

  2. bucketheadsdad

    The Cavs have a glut of young back court players. Not that they’ll be able to accomplish much, but they’ve got quite a few of them.

    Hopefully they can find a taker for JR Smith in the near future.

  3. formerlyz

    I think this is a big move, theoretically. The Nets have a chance to be really good this year, and then go to a next level when KD comes back. Certain variables to that though…*cough* Kyrie Irvong *cough*…also, still not 100% about their defense, and I’m curious to see if their young guys take that next step…but I really like the guys they added outside of Kyrie, KD, and DeAndre Jordan

  4. D$!LLKU$H-og

    I remember he scorched the Nets last season for 21 and kept the Cavs in the game. Marks remembered that. Can’t believe he signed on for that 2nd year team option too. Marks strikes again.

  5. king beas

    Marks has made all the right moves since becoming gm only one I question is choosing temple over Ed Davis. Davis would avg 10 reb a game if he got 22 mins a night

    • Freddie Morales

      Davis became unnecessary after signing DJ to play C along with Allen. Drafted another C.

    • D$!LLKU$H-og

      I don’t question bringing back Ed D. but not going after Jaymichal Green could come back to haunt them. Seems like they still need PF depth after Kurucs and I guess Chandler. Wonder if he wouldn’t accept the room exception initially and Temple did. Marks wanted them both at the deadline but instead of Memphis taking on Crabbe and getting pick 27, they sent Green and Temple to LAC for Bradley.

  6. phenomenalajs

    Good move for my Nets, but one less place for Vinsanity to finish his career. Toronto should be where he goes.

  7. x%sure

    Probably would not fit with a Beilein offense but if he works well with Irving that would be enough to get him court time in BRK. Once there he is active and finds a way to be influential, hopefully without shooting from distance very often. Well Irving will have something to say about that!

    Nwaba might get more PT than Prince. BRK’S (fine) roster has Levert and Harris at the 3.

  8. moazetongue

    Good young player. I’m sure it’s a numbers issue in Cleveland as it was in Chicago. He was Cleveland’s best perimeter defender.

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