The Cavaliers – facing luxury-tax concerns – didn’t extend David Nwaba a qualifying offer. A qualifying offer would have given Cleveland matching rights on any deal Nwaba singed. An offer sheet from another team would’ve had to be for three or four years.
Instead, the Nets will get Nwaba on a team-friendly contract.
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Unless the Nets discovered some other wily way to increase spending power, this will be for the minimum. Nwaba will earn $1,678,854 this year, and Brooklyn’s team option will be for $1,824,003.
The shooting guard is a hustle player who contributes through his motor and athleticism, particularly defensively. He’s a weak outside shooter and not much of a playmaker, but he still finds ways to score efficiently inside and avoids bad shots.
Nwaba is a borderline rotation player on a fairly deep Brooklyn team. He should be at least a positive situational contributor.