David Nwaba Signing G League Contract

Free agent swingman David Nwaba is signing a contract to play in the NBA G League, sources tell Marc Stein (Twitter link).

As was the case with Sterling Brown, who just signed his own G League deal, Nwaba is still free to sign with any NBA team — the move was made to prove to teams that he deserves another shot. The G League Showcase takes place next week in Las Vegas, so the six-year veteran will be looking to make a strong impression ahead of January 5, when NBA teams can start signing players to 10-day contracts.

Nwaba, who turns 30 next month, is known as a strong, athletic player who plays solid defense, but is fairly limited on offense. Across 237 career games with the Lakers, Bulls, Cavaliers, Nets and Rockets, he holds averages of 6.8 points and 3.7 rebounds on .490/.320/.673 shooting in 19.3 minutes per contest.

The 6’5″ guard/forward spent the past couple seasons with Houston, but he was traded to Oklahoma City in September and subsequently waived before the season started. However, his contract for 2022/23 was fully guaranteed at just over $5MM, so the Thunder are paying his salary.

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