Shooting guard David Nwaba has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bulls, according to a report from The Vertical.
Nwaba played in 20 games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season after receiving a call-up from the NBA G-League. He averaged 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in those 20 games — but was waived by the Lakers last week to create room for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Per The Vertical: “The Lakers, who were intrigued with Nwaba’s development and defensive abilities, understood the possibility he could be claimed off waivers.”
Here’s more from around the NBA:
- The Bulls finalized their first two-way contract on Friday, signing undrafted LSU guard Antonio Blakeney. As Hoops Rumors explained: “Two-way contracts, which were introduced Collective Bargaining Agreement, allow NBA teams to keep two extra players under club control without counting them as part of the typical 15-man roster.”
- The Sacramento Kings have signed second-round pick and former Kansas point guard Frank Mason to a multi-year contract, according to the team. The deal is reportedly for three years. Mason was named the national college player of the year.
- Free agent guards Aaron Brooks, Anthony Morrow and Alan Anderson are among those on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ radar, according to a report from Basketball Insiders. The Wolves are continuing to pursue depth in the backcourt and on the wing, the report indicated.
- The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a two-way deal with summer league forward Jamil Wilson, according to David Pick. Wilson, 26, most recently spent time overseas, but informed his Euroleague club he intended to opt out of his contract to sign with the Clippers, Pick relays.
- Also, the Clippers remain open to retaining veteran free agent forward Marreese Speights and Luc Mbah a Moute, per several reports.
- The Toronto Raptors have officially waived center Justin Hamilton, obtained in the trade that sent small forward DeMarre Carroll to the Brooklyn Nets. Per ESPN, the Raptors will take a $1 million hit in each of the next three seasons after the move, and are now $2.5 million below the salary cap.
- The Indiana Pacers have waived forward and 2015 second-round draft pick George Niang, per ESPN.