Rockets FA David Nwaba Primed to ‘Blow Up’ in Miami: B/R

The Atlanta Hawks are one of the worst teams in the NBA, and the franchise is desperate to turn that around. So, when the Hawks traded for a player who, by all accounts, is overrated and overpaid, it made some sense. However, this plan is only working if they can utilize Nwaba effectively, because Nwaba, who is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, is already a washed-up player. And while he is currently ignored by the national media, Nwaba is likely to receive more attention when he fails to show up for the Hawks, which is a real possibility.

David Nwaba’s exuberant play fueled the CBA-bound Rockets to a 125-118 win in the Las Vegas summer league.

word-image-18758 Getty Houston Rockets’ David Nwaba #2 in action during the game against the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter at the Toyota Center on the 26th. January 2021. After Miami went down in the first round of the 2020-21 NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Heat’s roster will undergo some major changes in Free Agency this summer. While many of the NBA’s biggest stars have signed contract extensions with their current teams, there are also plenty of non-strength players who have quality to get. Mandela Namaste of Bleacher Report noted that although many players in free agency are not big names, when they get to the right franchise, the sky is the limit. The latest Heat news straight to your inbox! Sign up for the Heavy on Heat newsletter here! Come to Heavy on Heat! In the Namaste Free Agents NBA article, David Nwaba of the Houston Rockets has been linked to the Miami Heat, who will have a new team in 2021. Nwaba, 28, who will become a free agent this summer, averaged 9.2 points (48.6% shot, 27.0% 3-pointers) and 3.9 rebounds in 22.6 minutes per game last season. As for his mediocre stats, Namaste pointed out the terrible luck the 6-foot-7 forward/defender has had since coming to the NBA after failing to make Cal Poly’s team: Nwaba toured constantly, playing for five teams over the course of several seasons. Unfortunately, he has had terrible weather so far: He played for the Lakers right after Kobe’s senior season, for the Bulls after the Jimmy Butler trade, for the Cavaliers after LeBron’s second start, for the Nets during Kevin Durant’s rehab year, and for the Rockets during and after James Harden’s infamous departure from his lifelong franchise. word-image-18759 GhettoDavid Nwaba #2 of the Houston Rockets carries the ball down the field against the Charlotte Hornets in the second quarter at the Spectrum Center on 08. February 2021. Ben Dubois of USA Today reports: Nwaba finished the 2020-21 season with the highest defensive rating of any player on Houston’s team. He is strong, explosive, versatile enough to defend multiple positions and has good instincts. These athletic qualities also allow him to be a force in transition. Although Nwaba is limited offensively, he will fit in well with the Heat’s culture. When healthy, he has a tireless engine and an unselfish character, Namaste said. And while Nwaba isn’t the best defender, he would be a real asset to the second line of clubs like Memphis and Miami.

Heat president Pat Riley wants to replace several players this season

word-image-18760 Miami Heat President Pat Riley. As a franchise, the Heat have not lost in the first round of the playoffs since 2007. After the loss against the Chicago Bulls, Miami team president Pat Riley wasted no time in coming clean. The Heat were without James Posey, Gary Payton, Michael Dolik, Jason Capono, Shaquille O’Neal and Antwon Walker. Riley won’t hesitate to rebound after such a disappointing season, especially after coming within two games of the title last year. The following players have no job security in South Beach: Victor Oladipo, Duncan Robinson, Trevor Ariza, Max Strouse, Kendrick Nunn, Andre Iguodala, Nemanja Bjelica, Gabe Vincent, Goran Dragic, Udonis Haslem and Dewane Dedmon. READ MORE: A veteran of the Heat threw a chair during an angry tirade in the Game 4 loss.

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