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Rockets Re-Sign David Nwaba

Posted: August 9, 2021 -- 4:14 p.m.

The Houston Rockets today announced they have re-signed forward David Nwaba. Reportedly, the deal is a three-year, $15 million contract which includes a team option on the third year.

Nwaba (6'5", 219) originally signed as a free agent with Houston on June 23, 2020. Nwaba appeared in 30 games with nine starts last season, averaging 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 1.00 steals in 22.6 minutes per game. He was one of three players in 2020-21 to have averaged at least 9.0 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, 1.0 assists per game, and 1.00 steals per game in fewer than 23.0 minutes per game.

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Over his final 20 games played, Nwaba shot 51.7% from the floor and grabbed at least two offensive rebounds 12 times. Since entering the league in 2016-17, he is one of four players listed 6'5" or shorter with at least 100 games played to have shot 49.0% or better.

Nwaba was eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft following his senior year at Cal Poly. The Los Angeles native began his career with the Lakers and has also played for Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Brooklyn Nets.

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