The odd silence surrounding David Nwaba and the Cleveland Cavaliers is finally over.
The 25 year old guard has agreed to join the Cavs on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. The signing of Nwaba was originally announced on August 1st, however the terms had not been agreed to or announced publicly until today.
The Cavs signed David Nwaba to a one-year minimum deal— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) September 8, 2018
Nwaba’s deal with the Cavs is for $1.5 million— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) September 8, 2018
Nwaba will bring toughness and much needed defensive help to the Cavs last season. While he isn’t a real threat from outside, he is relentless in his attacks to the basket and is a very strong rebounder for his position.
In addition to that, Nwaba’s versatility defensively allows the Cavs to essentially give him any assignment on the perimeter. He has the strength to deal with big forwards, and the mobility to stay with guards.
Now that the money has been agreed upon, it’s possible that we start to see some movement on the Rodney Hood contract negotiations.
The only disappointing aspect of this news is that the Cavs weren’t able to get more term on this deal. Nwaba is the exact type of player the team should want to fill out the roster and may end up helping to define the new identity of this team.
Nwaba will suit up wearing #12 for the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.