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Top David Nwaba News

  • David Nwaba: Pistons waive him

    The Pistons waived Nwaba on Saturday, according to the NBA Transactions Log page.

    Nwaba was under contract with the Pistons for less than 24 hours, as he was waived shortly after his signature, and this move means he'll likely spend the 2023-24 season playing for Detroit's G League affiliate, the Motor City Cruise. Nwaba spent last season in the G League but has several years of NBA experience under his belt, registering stints with the Lakers, Bulls, Cavaliers, Nets and Rockets in the past.

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  • David Nwaba: Records double-double in win

    Nwaba posted 12 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes during Monday's 122-93 win over Westchester.

    Nwaba has been especially productive down the stretch, and he now has double-doubles in four of his last five appearances. He's averaging 16.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in 32.6 minutes per game this year.

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  • David Nwaba: Posts double-double in blowout win

    Nwaba tallied 18 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes during Saturday's 132-102 win over the Mad Ants.

    Nwaba was crucial in Motor City's blowout win Saturday, as he led the team on the boards en route to his second consecutive double-double. He's topped 15 points in three of his last five appearances and has also posted a double-double in three of those outings.

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  • David Nwaba: Approaches double-double in return

    Nwaba (knee) generated 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 114-102 loss to Long Island.

    Nwaba had been sidelined since mid-February due to his knee injury, but he returned to action in a bench role Tuesday. He came within one rebound of a double-double and will likely be available down the stretch.

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  • David Nwaba: Managing knee injury

    Nwaba remained out Wednesday against the Swarm due to a left knee injury.

    Nwaba was unavailable for a second consecutive game Wednesday, and the Cruise have now revealed that he's dealing with a left knee issue. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available when Motor City returns to action following the All-Star break.

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  • David Nwaba: Inactive Monday

    Nwaba was inactive for Monday's game against the Swarm for an undisclosed reason.

    Nwaba has scored in double figures in eight consecutive appearances, but he was unable to suit up against Greensboro. If he doesn't appear in Wednesday's rematch, he'll have a week to rest during the All-Star break.

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  • David Nwaba: Posts double-double in loss

    Nwaba generated 28 points (8-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 10 rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes during Saturday's 123-121 loss to Long Island.

    Nwaba led the Cruise in rebounds and was one of two players on the team to top 20 points as he logged his fifth double-double of the season. He's averaging 16.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in 34.0 minutes per game this year.

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  • David Nwaba: Posts double-double in win

    Nwaba totaled 17 points (5-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 34 minutes during Friday's 124-120 win over the Skyhawks.

    Nwaba was unable to top 20 points for a third consecutive game Friday, but he had increased production on the boards and posted his fourth double-double of the season in the win. The 30-year-old has also scored in double figures in nine of his last 10 appearances.

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  • David Nwaba: Drops 23 points vs. Herd

    Nwaba logged 23 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 120-102 win over Wisconsin.

    Nwaba has now topped 20 points in back-to-back matchups after being held below that mark in his previous four appearances. He's averaging 15.6 points and 8.0 rebounds in 34.7 minutes per game during the regular season.

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  • David Nwaba: Finishes with double-double

    Nwaba compiled 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-2 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 31 minutes during Sunday's 118-113 loss to Ontario.

    Nwaba scored in double figures for a fifth consecutive game Sunday, and he's posted a double-double in two of his last three appearances. He's averaging 14.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 34.9 minutes per game over eight regular-season appearances.

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  • David Nwaba: Racks up four steals

    Nwaba compiled 15 points (6-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block in 40 minutes during Friday's 112-106 loss to Maine.

    Nwaba was productive on the scoreboard Friday, and he also led the team in steals during the narrow loss. He's now scored in double figures in three of his last four appearances.

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  • David Nwaba: Scores six in victory

    Nwaba totaled six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two assists and a rebound in 32 minutes during Saturday's 122-108 win over Windy City.

    Nwaba tallied 23 points during Motor City's last game, but he could not generate the same production Saturday despite topping 30 minutes as a starter. He's now averaging 12.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 34.6 minutes per game to begin the regular season.

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  • Thunder's David Nwaba: Let go by OKC

    Nwaba will be waived by the Thunder on Saturday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Nwaba is being waived to make room for Isaiah Joe on the Thunder's roster. The 29-year-old forward was traded to OKC from Houston in late September. Last season, the journeyman played 46 games for the Rockets and averaged 5.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.6 steals in 13.2 minutes. Nwaba will look to join his seventh team in seven seasons.

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  • Thunder's David Nwaba: Heading to Oklahoma City

    Nwaba -- along with Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss -- was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    In a last-minute trade before the preseason starts, Nwaba is apparently heading to Oklahoma City, where he'll try to earn a roster spot on a young squad. The forward appeared in 46 games last year with Houston and averaged 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds and shot 48.3 percent overall from the field.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 219 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 30
School: Cal Poly
Experience: 6