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Rockets Sign Free Agent guard / forward David Nwaba

Posted: June 23, 2020 -- 10:39 p.m. CT

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today announced that the team has signed free agent guard / forward David Nwaba (NWAH-buh).

Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first to report the signing.

Nwaba (6'5", 219) was eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft following his senior season at Cal Poly. In four NBA seasons, he has appeared in 161 games with 37 starts while averaging 6.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.

In 20 games for Brooklyn this season, Nwaba shot 42.9% from 3-point range. He is shooting 49.2% from the floor for his career and was named All-NBA Development League All-Defensive Team in 2016-17.


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On December 19, Nwaba tore his Achilles in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. On January 3, 2020, Nwaba was waived by the Nets.

In a related move, the Rockets have waived center Isaiah Hartenstein. Hartenstein was the 43rd pick by Houston in the 2017 NBA Draft and appeared in a total of 51 games as a Rocket.

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