Lakers waive David Nwaba to clear cap space for Caldwell-Pope

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This was expected after the Lakers announced they had reached a deal to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

The Lakers announced they have waived David Nwaba. This clears out some cap space the Lakers needed to move to get KCP up to $18 million on that one year contract.

Nwaba had played for the Lakers at Summer League, where he has averaged 9.7 points per game shooting 57.1 percent. Nwaba had started last season in the D-League and when he came up to the big club he brought a defensive energy the Lakers needed. He played in 20 games for Los Angeles and averaged 6 points per game and shot 58 percent.

Nwaba is a free agent now and there’s a good chance a team will grab him on a minimum contract. If not, he will start the season in the D-League again and will get a call up at some point.