Nets Rumors: Ex-Cav David Nwaba, Brooklyn Agree to 2-Year Contract

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJuly 14, 2019

Cleveland Cavaliers guard David Nwaba drives on Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Cleveland. The Clippers won 110-108. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
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The Brooklyn Nets and guard David Nwaba reportedly agreed to a two-year contract Sunday.

Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the news as Brooklyn attempts to fill out its rotation for next season.

Michael Scotto of The Athletic reported Nwaba's contract includes a team option for the second year. "Nwaba also had interest from the Pacers, Kings, Rockets and Suns," Scotto added.

Nwaba, 26, averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Nets are Nwaba's fourth team in as many seasons, as he previously played for the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.

The Nwaba signing puts the Nets roster at 15 players, not including second-round pick Jaylen Hands, who is a good bet to sign a two-way deal. It's likely fellow second-rounder Nicolas Claxton will also spend time with the G League club.

Nwaba will try to find minutes in a somewhat crowded wing rotation for the Nets. Joe Harris, Garrett Temple and Caris LeVert already occupy the 2 spot, and Brooklyn has a number of multipositional forwards who can swing between the 3 and 4.

That said, the Nets will likely look to fill as many minutes as possible on the wing with Kevin Durant expected to miss all of next season with a torn Achilles. Nwaba may not see the 19.3 minutes per game he played in Cleveland last season but should help shore up the team's bench depth.

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