The Bulls continue to add young players to the team's backcourt.
After signing Antonio Blakeney to a two-way contract as a result of his strong play with the Bulls summer league team, the Bulls have added former Lakers guard David Nwaba.
The Chicago Bulls have claimed Lakers free agent David Nwaba off waivers, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 14, 2017
Nwaba was waived by the Lakers two days ago, but the Bulls have swooped in to add the 24-year-old guard.
Blessing after Blessing! God is Great!— David Nwaba (@dnwaba0) July 14, 2017
Nwaba's didn't take a traditional path to the NBA. The Los Angeles native intially headed to Division II Hawaii Pacific, but redshirted and then transferred to Santa Monica College. After a standout year in JuCo ball, Nwaba wound up at Cal Poly, where he averaged double figure scoring for three years.
He went undrafted after that, but found a spot in the D-League. The Lakers gave him a 10-day contract in February and he stuck for the rest of the season. Nwaba averaged six points per game in just under 20 minutes per game. He played 20 games with the Lakers.
In his report on the move, The Vertical's Shams Charania said the Lakers waived him to free salary space in order to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Nwaba is known as an athletic guard who is a good defender. He has upside and the Bulls may be in a position to give him a chance to play while the team moves to rebuilding mode this year.