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.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
Michael Scotto of The Athletic:
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.
LeBron James and Jeff Green were on opposite ends of the spectrum while Cavaliers teammates.
Now, they’re on opposite ends of 2020 NBA All-Star starter voting.
LeBron James (Western Conference frontcourt), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Eastern Conference frontcourt) and Luka Doncic (Western Conference guards) each led their categories in all three voting segments – fans, players and media. LeBron claims the overall crown with the most fan votes.
On the flip side, Green got no player votes, no media votes and just 219 fan votes. Presumably, the Jazz waiving Green last month halted his votes, but that put him last on the complete All-Star starter voting list.
The big winners were the actual All-Star starters:
But now you can see how everyone stacked up with the NBA’s formula – which sums double a player’s rank in fan voting, his rank in player voting and his rank in media voting then divides by four for a “score.” Fan vote serves as tiebreaker.
Here’s every player’s rank in each category (total votes), sorted by score:
Eastern Conference guards
Eastern Conference frontcourt
Western Conference guards
Western Conference frontcourt