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Report: Bulls claim Lakers free agent David Nwaba off waivers

David Nwaba
Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports

Two days after the Los Angeles Lakers chose to waive him, the Chicago Bulls have claimed guard David Nwaba off waivers, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

The Bulls are intent on this rebuilding process, snagging as many young, promising pieces as they can get their hands on this season.

Nwaba impressed during his 20 games with the purple-and-gold, showing a mixed bag of skills that kept him on the court after coming from the D-League.

At 6-foot-5, Nwaba averaged 6.0 points per game on 58 percent from the field along with 3.1 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per outing.

The Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo product signed the first of two 10-day contracts on Feb. 28, posting 14.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks through 30 starts in 39 games with the Lakers’ affiliate Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Despite his athletic prowess and his ability to finish around the basket, Nwaba’s biggest object from reaching the next level is his reluctant three-point shooting, mustering a 1-of-5 mark through his short pro stint in the City of Angels.