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Aug, 2017

David Nwaba ‘11 moves from Lakers to Chicago

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[Posted August 28, 2017] The amazing story of Uni’s first-ever NBA player – David Nwaba ‘11 – continues to get better and better. He played for the Lakers last season, but when he was placed on waivers in order to clear salary-cap space in order to sign another player, he was claimed by the Chicago Bulls.

The reaction from league observers was good: “Good move from the Bulls. Nwaba stood as arguably the best help defender in the G League. Can also dunk with the best of them … seems like that kind of player that will have a role in the NBA where he plays hard-nosed [defense] and attacks the rim in like 15-20 [minutes per game].”

If you want a complete review of Nwaba’s game, click here. He’s scheduled to make the standard minimum salary in the NBA: $1.3 million per season, but his contract is not guaranteed until January of 2018.

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