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Bulls makes David Nwaba an unrestricted free agent

David Nwaba

The Chicago Bulls had withdrawn their qualifying offer for David Nwaba, meaning the guard is now an unrestricted free agent, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Nwaba was initially offered a qualifying offer by the Bulls two weeks ago, but the latest move by Chicago’s front office suggests that the team is not interested in seeing the shooting guard on their bench anymore.

Nwaba fulfilled his dreams of playing in the NBA by going through the unconventional route of foregoing the NBA Draft after college, instead opting to play in the NBA D-League in 2016. Nwaba would eventually sign a pair of 10-day contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers before receiving a two-year deal. He would later be waived by the Lakers before hooking up with the Bulls last year. The 25-year-old Nwaba appeared in 70 games for the Bulls, starting in 21 of those contests, and averaged 7.9 points, 4.7 rebounds in 23.5 minutes per outing.

Nwaba is a cheap add for any team needing to boost their depth in the wings. He also provides good perimeter defense, which is his chief asset besides being a solid rebounder for a swingman.  He was third among all Bulls last season in defensive box plus/minus and the top non-frontcourt player on the team in terms of total rebounding percentage.

David Nwaba is the second player waived today by the Bulls, as the team also cut Sean Kilpatrick earlier.