Nwaba will have his contract guaranteed for the rest of the 2017-18 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Nwaba has provided some solid bench depth for the Bulls so far this season, averaging 7.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 23.0 minutes in 28 games. For that reason, it was a no brainer for the Bulls to pick up his contract for the rest of the season. Look for Nwaba to continue to backup Justin Holiday at shooting guard moving forward, likely pushing for minutes in the mid-to-low 20s most nights. That said, he'll still struggle to provide much fantasy value and is only relevant in deeper leagues.
Nwaba finished with 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-7 FT), five rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal across 31 minutes during Saturday's 104-102 victory over New York.
Nwaba played well again Saturday, helping the Bulls to a much-needed victory over the undermanned Knicks. He has provided a lot of energy off the bench since returning from his ankle injury, and has been rewarded with more minutes. He played down the stretch here, taking some minutes away from Denzel Valentine. Coach Fred Hoiberg appears to like him, and he could be a nice pickup in deeper leagues, as a guard who can do a bit of everything.
Nwaba finished with nine points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes during Friday's 107-106 loss to Sacramento.
Nwaba retuned to action Friday, almost recording a double-double in only 22 minutes. This was a nice return game for Nwaba, as he brought plenty of energy off the bench for coach Fred Hoiberg. He was starting before he went down with his ankle injury, and while he may not get this role back, he could still see solid minutes for a clearly rebuilding Chicago squad.
Nwaba (ankle), according to coach Fred Hoiberg, will "most likely" see the floor during Friday's game against the Kings, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.
Nwaba has been sidelined over the past 11 games due to a sprained ankle. While he's been cleared to play, it wasn't a guarantee he would see the floor, though coach Hoiberg will apparently try to get him some run.
Nwaba (ankle) will be active and available to play in Thursday's game against the Nuggets.
Nwaba has been sidelined for 11 straight games because of a severely sprained ankle, but has now progressed enough in his recovery that he'll be good to make his return. If all goes as planned in pregame warmups, Nwaba will be back in the lineup, though the Bulls will likely limit his playing time following an extended absence. Look for Nwaba to battle Paul Zipser for backup shooting guard minutes behind Justin Holiday.
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