Last Game
Sun, Apr 10
vs Atlanta Hawks (43-39)
  • Toyota Center
130
Final
114

Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
56-26 7-3 L1
52-30 8-2 W4
36-46 6-4 L2
34-48 6-4 L3
20-62 2-8 L7

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 13.2 5.1 48.3 3.3 0.8

Top David Nwaba News

  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Pops for 15 points in loss

    Nwaba registered 15 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-6 FT), one rebound, one assist, one block and one steal over 14 minutes during Sunday's 130-105 loss to the Pelicans.

    Nwaba scored a season-high 15 points in the loss, highlighting just what a struggle it has been for him this season. In fact, he has scored in double-digits just six times, struggling to carve out a regular spot in the rotation. While the Rockets are likely to change up their rotation moving forward, it is unlikely they view Nwaba as a crucial piece of their future. Based on that fact, he is not a name to be monitoring outside of the deepest formats.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Exits starting five

    Nwaba will come off the bench Monday against Philadelphia, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.

    Nwaba started the previous four contests amid some injuries and COVID-19 absences, but the Rockets will shake things up and go with Jae'Sean Tate and Garrison Mathews on the wing Monday, while Jalen Green and Eric Gordon still start in the backcourt. Nwaba is capable of occasionally popping for some defensive production but overall he's not much of a fantasy consideration.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: In starting five Monday

    Nwaba will start Monday's game against the Hornets, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 in Houston reports.

    With several players in the COVID protocols and both Jalen Green (rest) and Kevin Porter (hamstring) unavailable, the Rockets will go with a smaller lineup and turn to Nwaba at power forward alongside Christian Wood. Nwaba should be set for a jump in minutes, but there's not a ton of fantasy upside here.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Blocks two shots in 15 minutes

    Nwaba closed with nine points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 15 minutes during Wednesday's 126-106 loss to Milwaukee.

    Nwaba saw some additional playing time with the game result well and truly sealed by the final quarter. Despite a proven ability to at least flirt with 12-team value, Nwaba's role is simply not there at this point. Add to that the fact that he is not a part of their long-term plans, and you have a player who is unlikely to touch the fantasy landscape this season.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Staying in Houston

    Nwaba (wrist) has agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract to stay with the Rockets, independent NBA writer Marc Stein reports.

    Nwaba underwent surgery on his wrist in March and is out indefinitely, but that didn't stop him from signing a three-year contract with the Rockets. In his first season with Houston, the 28-year-old averaged 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 22.6 minutes per game. Nwaba, when healthy, will have a significant role as an versatile defender off the bench even with talented players like Kevin Porter and 2021 No. 2 overall pick Jalen Green on the roster.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Opts for wrist surgery

    Nwaba (wrist) will undergo surgery, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Nwaba was already slated to miss extended time with a sprained wrist even if he didn't undergo surgery, so this decision doesn't make a massive impact for the Rockets or fantasy managers. In his absence, Sterling Brown and Jae'Sean Tate should continue seeing expanded roles.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Slated to miss extended time

    Nwaba (wrist) will miss extended time, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Nwaba was ruled out for Tuesday's game against Atlanta due to a sprained right wrist, and he'll see more specialists to determine the extent of his injury. His wrist injury was initially expected to require surgery, but it's not yet clear whether that will be recommended as an option when he sees other specialists. A timetable for his return isn't yet known.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Listed out Tuesday

    Nwaba (wrist) will not play in Tuesday's game against Atlanta.

    It's still very much unclear what's going on with Nwaba, who was initially ruled out for several weeks before being cleared to play in each of the last two games. Regardless, it appears his sprained right wrist is still bothering him, so he won't be available as the Rockets enter a back-to-back set that also includes a date with the Warriors on Wednesday night.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Will play Sunday

    Nwaba (wrist) will be available for Sunday's game against the Celtics, Cayleigh Griffin of ATT SportsNet reports.

    Nwaba was initially expected to miss several weeks with a wrist injury, but he was surprisingly cleared to play in Friday's game against the Jazz, and he posted 10 points and eight boards in 18 minutes off the bench. The wing will again be available Sunday, and he'll likely play a similar role for the shorthanded Rockets.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Questionable Sunday

    Nwaba is questionable to play in Sunday's game against Boston with a right wrist sprain.

    Nwaba returned to the court Friday after missing the previous three games with the wrist injury. Although officially deemed questionable, Nwaba's appearance on the injury report is likely a precaution.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Plays through pain in loss

    Nwaba (wrist) played 18 minutes off the bench Friday in the Rockets' 114-99 loss to the Jazz, finishing with 10 points (5-7 FG), eight rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Though he had already missed the previous three games with a strained right wrist that was expected to require surgery, Nwaba made the surprisingly decision prior to Friday's game to hold off on the procedure and attempt to play at less than 100 percent strength. Despite fighting through wrist pain, Nwaba turned in a quality outing off the bench for the banged-up Rockets, who were down eight players for the contest. Nwaba looks like he'll be featured in the Rockets' rotation in the short term, but once the team gets some more bodies back in the fold, it wouldn't be surprising if he decided to undergo surgery at that point.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Available against Jazz

    Nwaba (wrist) is available for Friday's game against the Jazz, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

    Nwaba was expected to undergo wrist surgery in early March, but it appears as though he has yet to undergo the procedure. He'll play through his injury Friday while coming off the bench once again.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Questionable for Friday

    Nwaba (wrist) is questionable for Friday's game at Utah, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.

    The 28-year-old was expected to undergo wrist surgery in early March and miss at least six weeks, but he apparently has yet to undergo the procedure. It appears Nwaba may attempt to play through the injury before going under the knife with the Rockets down to nine available players if he suits up Friday.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Out at least six weeks

    Nwaba (wrist) is undergoing surgery and will miss at least six weeks, Ben DuBose of USA Today reports.

    Nwaba missed Monday's game against the Nets with a strained right wrist. However, the injury is apparently more serious than initially thought, and Nwaba will undergo surgery that will keep him out until around mid-April. While he's sidelined, Sterling Brown, Ben McLemore and Jae'Sean Tate are all candidates to see extra run.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Out vs. Nets

    Nwaba (wrist) is out Wednesday against the Nets.

    Nwaba will be sidelined for a second straight game, and the final game before the All-Star break, due to a strained right wrist. In his absence, Jae'Sean Tate and Sterling Brown could see extra run.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Sits Monday with wrist injury

    Nwaba didn't play in Monday's 101-90 loss to the Cavaliers due to a wrist injury, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Though Nwaba didn't appear on the Rockets' injury report heading into Monday's contest, head coach Stephen Silas said afterward that the swingman injured his wrist on a dunk attempt in Sunday's blowout loss to the Grizzlies. Nwaba was still present on the bench for the second half of the back-to-back set, but he was only available in an emergency. Nwaba can be considered day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Nets, the Rockets' final game before the All-Star break.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Season-high 22 points

    Nwaba scored 22 points (9-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5FT) to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals across 27 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

    Nwaba matched a career-high with 22 points and also reached 20 points for the first time this season. He's stepped his production up considerably in the absence of Victor Oladipo (foot), averaging 14.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks across four games. While Nwaba isn't likely to replicate this statistical output regularly, he should continue to see an increased role so long as Oladipo is sidelined.

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  • Rockets' David Nwaba: Returns to bench

    Nwaba will come off the bench Wednesday at Philadelphia, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The 28-year-old had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Monday's spot start, but he'll head back to the bench with Eric Gordon (groin) returning to action Wednesday. Nwaba should still see plenty of minutes since Victor Oladipo (foot) and P.J. Tucker (quadriceps) are still sidelined.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 219 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 29
School: Santa Monica Coll. CA (J.C.);
Experience: 5