The Chicago Bulls have claimed David Nwaba off of waivers, according to Shams Charania of the Vertical. The Lakers had cut Nwaba in order to create enough cap space to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract, but were able to bring him back after he cleared waivers.
Nwaba averaged six points per game on 58 percent shooting for the Lakers over 20 games following his call-up from the Los Angeles D-Fenders (now the South Bay Lakers) last season. In that small sample-size, the Lakers outscored their opponents by 2.2 points per 100 possessions.
For context, the Lakers were outscored by 7.2 points per 100 possessions on the year, but Nwaba’s number should be taken with a grain of salt given that Tyler Ennis had a team-leading net rating as the Lakers outscored opponents by 5.4 points per 100 possessions in his minutes.
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