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The Lakers have reportedly had David Nwaba playing point guard in practice

Well this is an interesting development...

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Between the playing the D-League playoffs with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and finishing out the Los Angeles Lakers remaining games as their NBA campaign winds to a close, David Nwaba has been a busy guy.

As if those two things weren't enough, the rookie guard can add "learning a new position" to his plate. According to Serena Winters of Lakers Nation, Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton has had Nwaba playing point guard for the Lakers in practice "a couple times," although Walton cautioned the move was mostly due to the Lakers trying to get him to be more comfortable as a ballhandler.

Nwaba being able to handle the ball a bit in NBA games would do wonders for his value on offense (which to this point has mainly been as a cutter) and help mitigate his lack of shooting ability.

We're still probably a ways away from seeing Nwaba play any extended time as the Lakers lead guard though, and Walton cautioned that such skills aren't what the Lakers called him up for, anyway:

As long as Nwaba keeps up those two qualities, he'd appear to have a good shot to earn minutes regardless of whether or not he can run the Lakers' offense.

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here, and listen to his thoughts on Nwaba’s crazy schedule below), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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