The Brooklyn Nets intend to waive David Nwaba, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The move comes weeks after news that the swingman would miss the remained of the season with an Achilles injury.
Nwaba had established a role in the Nets’ rotation prior to the injury that ended his 2019-20 campaign and survived a roster contraction when the team was forced to waive a player previously when Wilson Chandler returned from the suspended list.
The move gives Brooklyn a free roster space, a vacancy that could come in handy as the trade deadline approaches. As well, due to a disabled player exception that the team applied for on Nwaba’s behalf that was approved by the league, the team will get an exception for half his minimum salary.
Nwaba, 27, averaged 5.2 points per game in just over 13 minutes of action for Brooklyn this season. His contract is guaranteed for this season but non-guaranteed for 2020-21.
Brooklyn, then, will eat his minimum deal this season and be rid of any financial commitment thereafter.