The Cleveland Cavaliers received a commitment from free agent David Nwaba on Wednesday. Both sides are currently working out the contract details.
The 25-year-old Nwaba played for the Chicago Bulls last season, where he averaged 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season. His biggest contributions though comes on the defensive side of the ball. He served a valuable reserve role for the Bulls last season as an excellent on-ball and perimeter defender. Since the Bulls signed Zach Lavine and Jabari Parker in the offseason, they pulled Nwaba’s qualifying offer in Mid-July, making him an unrestricted free agent.
By signing Nwaba, the Cavs add even more wing depth to their current roster. Young player development is how the Cavs plan on returning to the level of success they showed with LeBron. Without any cap flexibility, Nwaba is a cheap option who can contribute immediately on defense, as well as potentially grow on the offensive side of the ball.
After they officially add Nwaba, the Cavs will reach the 12 guaranteed contracts needed before the start of the season. He will be competing for minutes with other wings JR Smith, Kyle Korver, Cedi Osman, Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood.