Rockets swingman David Nwaba has decided to undergo right wrist surgery, according to coach Stephen Silas, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle tweets.
The surgical procedure would likely sideline Nwaba for approximately six weeks. Nwaba originally sprained his wrist in a February 28 game, but he tried to tough it out with so many of his teammates unavailable due to injuries.
Nwaba re-aggravated the wrist injury on Sunday against Boston, which put surgery back on the table. Nwaba has appeared in 30 games this season, averaging 9.2 PPG and 3.9 RPG. He’s playing for his fifth team in as many seasons.
Houston picked up its $1.824MM option on Nwaba in November. He was signed to a two-year deal prior to the restart. He began last season with the Nets but suffered a torn Achilles tendon in December and was waived shortly thereafter.
6 thoughts on “David Nwaba Opts For Surgery On Wrist”
Sucks for Nwaba. Dude toughed it out for the squad while so many people were hurt and the team really not playing for anything. Hope he sticks around.
I’m sure they want to keep him next season, he’s a key part of their second unit. They gave him $900K last summer even though he didn’t play with the team, so he kind of owes them. Hopefully they can use part of their MLE in the offseason to sign him to a team-friendly 3 year deal.
5 teams in 5 years – he doesn’t owe anyone anything, period. Stop being a jerk.
According to him the world owes the Rockets. I guess that’s why everyone leaves. 19 and counting
Nwaba value is equal to 2027 top-50 protected pick because of bird right
He was having a decent yr. So get healthy bro. Still have a long career ahead of you.