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November 20, 2020 12:08 AM
Rockets' David Nwaba: Rockets pick up option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rockets exercised Nwaba's (Achilles) $1.6 million team option for the 2020-21 season Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Nwaba signed on with the Rockets before the bubble but did not play in Orlando as he worked back from a torn Achilles. It's unclear when Nwaba will be ready to return to game action, but the Rockets will keep him around as a deep bench option.

June 24, 2020 02:20 PM
Rockets' David Nwaba: Signs two-year deal with Rockets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba (Achilles) signed a two-year contract with the Rockets on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Nwaba won't play during the resumed season while he continues his rehab for the right Achilles' tendon surgery he required in January, but the Rockets will monitor his recovery over the next months before deciding whether to exercise his team option for 2020-21. The defensive-minded wing has played 161 games across his four seasons, averaging 6.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 combined steals-plus-blocks across 20.5 minutes.

January 2, 2020 07:00 PM
David Nwaba: Waived by Nets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba (Achilles) was waived by the Nets on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Nwaba is set to miss the remainder of the season due to a torn Achilles, prompting Brooklyn to part ways with the 26-year-old. Prior to getting hurt, Nwaba posted averages of 5.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per tilt (20 games).

December 20, 2019 08:04 PM
Nets' David Nwaba: Suffers torn right Achilles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba has been diagnosed with a right torn Achilles tendon, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Nwaba wasn't putting any weight on his right leg on the way to the locker room, and his season is over after further testing confirmed a torn Achilles tendon. Wilson Chandler, Dzanan Musa and Joe Harris could see extra minutes with Nwaba lost for the rest of the year.

December 19, 2019 10:24 PM
Nets' David Nwaba: Heads to locker room
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba was helped to the locker room after suffering a right leg injury during Thursday's game against San Antonio, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

Nwaba appears unlikely to return to this one after he was unable to put any pressure on his right leg on the way to the locker room. Details surrounding his injury should surface in the coming days.

December 19, 2019 07:08 PM
Nets' David Nwaba: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba (ankle) will play Thursday against the Spurs, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

Nwaba was considered probable for Thursday due to an ankle injury, but as expected, he's been given the green light to take the court. He's averaging 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds over his last five matchups off the bench.

December 18, 2019 04:32 PM
Nets' David Nwaba: Added to injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba (ankle) is probable for Thursday's game against the Spurs, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

Nwaba is nursing a right ankle sprain, though the issue isn't expected to keep him from taking the court Thursday in San Antonio. He's appeared in all eight games for the Spurs this month, posting averages of 8.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 16.6 minutes.

December 1, 2019 09:08 PM
Nets' David Nwaba: Scores 10 points in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba scored 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go along with two rebounds and one block in 18 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 109-106 loss against the Heat.

Nwaba has been a healthy DNP scratch in eight games already, including five of the last 10, but he has scored in double digits in his last two outings. Due to those inconsistencies when it comes to the playing time and his lack of production, Nwaba's upside shouldn't be very high going forward.

November 25, 2019 10:56 PM
Nets' David Nwaba: Healthy scratch for Monday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba (DNP-Coach's Decision) did not see the floor during Monday's 108-106 win over the Cavaliers.

Nwaba has combined to play just 18 minutes across his last four appearances, and he didn't get the chance to take on his most recent former team in this one. Unless Nwaba's minutes average (9.9 minutes per game through 10 appearances) increases significantly, he can avoided across most formats.

October 30, 2019 11:52 PM
Nets' David Nwaba: Grabs four rebounds Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba finished with two points (1-3 FGG, 0-1 3Pt) and four rebounds in 10 minutes Wednesday against Indiana.

Nwaba wasn't able to add much statistically Wednesday, though his touches were relatively limited. While the fourth-year forward's averaging 13.7 points per game so far this year, he's taken just four total shots from the field in four games. While Nwaba's playing a vital rotational role for the Nets, his touches simply are too few and too far between for him to be worth much fantasy-wise at this point in the year.

October 4, 2019 10:12 PM
Nets' David Nwaba: Solid effort in Nets' debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba compiled 18 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 23 minutes during Friday's 137-89 preseason victory over Franca.

Nwaba brought the energy Friday, putting together a nice outing in his preseason debut for the Nets. He has flashed a somewhat fantasy-friendly game during short periods of his career but is yet to find himself a consistent role. It is unlikely that it is going to come this season despite this nice performance. He could be an every night part of the rotation but would likely need an injury to catapult him into standard league consideration.

July 14, 2019 11:28 AM
Nets' David Nwaba: Signs with Brooklyn
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba agreed to a two-year contract with the Nets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Nwaba played 51 games for the Cavaliers last season, recording 6.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 19.3 minutes per game. He'll provide Brooklyn some added bench depth as a capable defender and rebounder.

June 28, 2019 07:08 PM
Cavaliers' David Nwaba: Becomes unrestricted free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba will not be extended a qualifying offer by the Cavaliers, making him an unrestricted free agent, Chris Fedor of reports.

Nwaba has shown promise as a defender and solid rebounder for his position. Between Chicago and Cleveland, he's started 35 games across the past two seasons. He may garner interest from teams as a rotational bench option.

April 6, 2019 03:16 AM
Cavaliers' David Nwaba: Leading contributor off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba collected 13 points (5-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds and three assists over 23 minutes Friday night against Golden State.

Nwaba converted on 71.4 percent of his field goals in a 120-114 loss at Oracle Arena. His production was somewhat surprising, as he'd been held to just 16 total points over his previous three matchups heading into Friday's clash. Nwaba should see plenty of opportunities in the final two matchups of the regular season.

March 30, 2019 03:12 PM
Cavaliers' David Nwaba: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba will start Saturday's game against the Clippers, Chris Fedor of reports.

Kevin Love (shoulder) is out, so coach Larry Drew will give Nwaba the nod. In 13 prior starts this season, he's averaging 7.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 26.3 minutes.

March 29, 2019 10:52 AM
Cavaliers' David Nwaba: Contributes off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba totaled 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds and one steal across 19 minutes in the Cavaliers' 116-110 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.

Nwaba continues to see a steady diet of minutes in the high teens on the majority of nights and offer serviceable contributions in scoring and rebounding relative to playing time. The second-year wing typically deals in high-percentage shots and is also an effective defender, but the overall minutes cap he's usually subject to when on the second unit limits his fantasy viability.

March 18, 2019 07:08 PM
Cavaliers' David Nwaba: Set to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Updating a previous report, Nwaba will start Monday's game against Detroit, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.

It was initially reported that Marquese Chriss would get the nod in place of Kevin Love, but the Cavs will, in fact, go with Nwaba, who started the last game Love missed.

March 12, 2019 07:08 PM
Cavaliers' David Nwaba: Starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba will start Tuesday's game against the 76ers, Chris Fedor of reports.

With Larry Nance, Tristan Thompson, Marquese Chriss and Kevin Love out, the Cavs will have little choice but to go small up front, so Nwaba will get the nod at power forward, with Ivica Zubac at center.

March 6, 2019 10:40 PM
Cavaliers' David Nwaba: Career-high 22 points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba contributed 22 points (9-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 loss to the Nets.

Nwaba finished with a career high in scoring while matching his career high in made threes. This is just the sixth time through 34 appearances this season that Nwaba has reached double figures in scoring, and the first time since Feb. 8. However, he has earned at least 20 minutes in each of the last three games. Overall, Nwaba usually offers limited production and remains best reserved for use in deeper leagues.

February 21, 2019 07:16 PM
Cavaliers' David Nwaba: To come off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba will shift to a bench role for Thursday's game against the Suns, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.

Nwaba has struggled during his previous five matchups, posting averages of 8.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists during that stretch. Brandon Knight will make his third straight start at shooting guard and Cedi Osman will take over at small forward.

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