Cavs, David Nwaba hold mutual interest
The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to fill out their training camp roster and one player they are after who could make it all the way to the final cut is David Nwaba.
Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports that the Cavs and Nwaba’s camp hold mutual interest. Nwaba is an athletic shooting guard who does his work on the defensive end. He has spent two years in the NBA, finishing last season with the Chicago Bulls where he averaged 7.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 70 games.
Nwaba became an unrestricted free agent after the Bulls rescinded their qualifying offer on the 6-foot-4 Los Angeles native.
The Cavs are entering a new phase in their franchise. LeBron James’ exit leaves the team a cinch at being dethroned as Eastern Conference champions, ending a four-year reign.
While Nwaba is an intriguing aspect, he would have plenty of work ahead of him with players such as J.R. Smith, Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood (if he’s retained), and Kyle Korver (if he’s not traded) ahead in the pecking order.
Even Cedi Osman is lined up for bigger minutes on the Cavs’ wing rotation. He’s done a splendid job in two Summer League games for Cleveland, showing off improved ballhandling, playmaking, and defense in Las Vegas.