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Lakers sign David Nwaba to second 10-day contract

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The team will take another look at the undrafted rookie.

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The Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly sign David Nwaba to a second 10-day contract to remain with the team, according to the team. Lakers head coach Luke Walton said Wednesday that he felt Nwaba had “earned” a second 10-day, and evidently the team’s front office agreed.

Nwaba has averaged just 2.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 11.3 minutes per game, but the team has been 24.6 points per 100 possessions better than their opponents while he is on the floor. That number is skewed by Nwaba only playing 56 minutes total, but a 10-day guy not posting a negative net rating worth noting.

At the conclusion of Nwaba’s second 10-day contract, the Lakers will either have to sign him for the rest of the season or let him return to the D-Fenders, where any other NBA team could call him up.

All stats per NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.com. Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.