OFFICIAL DAVID "MR. DUNK" NWABA THREAD
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: OFFICIAL DAVID "MR. DUNK" NWABA THREAD

Welcome to the Lakers for 10 days at least....show what you can do and hope it'll be longer!!

Good article about him.....explains the "Mr. Dunk" nickname....

http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/12/2/13813740/la-lakers-la-d-fenders-david-nwaba-cal-poly-d-league-stats-feature

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The Los Angeles Lakers plan to sign guard David Nwaba of the L.A. D-Fenders on a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheVertical

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject:

This dude has a 6'11.5 wingspan? Wow.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject:

The Logo wrote:
This dude has a 6'11.5 wingspan? Wow.


Came here to post that, I'm at that part in the article too
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject:

So happy about this. Will bring some much needed perimeter defense to the team. He'll take his lumps early on due to the shift in competition, but I see him as someone who can grow with the team.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject:

justsomelakerfan wrote:
The Logo wrote:
This dude has a 6'11.5 wingspan? Wow.


Came here to post that, I'm at that part in the article too

I mean (bleep), I thought Russell was long for 6'5 with a 6'9 wingspan. That's crazy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject:

+ : elite length, explosive, can finish around the rim, shooting 65% for the team, but..
- : only take TWO (!) shots outside the paint area

but what the heck, welcome Mr. Dunk!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject:

I was surprised to see him listed at only 6'4. Plays a lot bigger than that.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject:

posted in g-league thread -

Ranks second in total points added: https://twitter.com/NBA_Math/status/836428357348773888

Briante Weber just signed with Hornets, so Nwaba technically left the d-league as first in TPA.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject:

I'd watched the D-fenders when Zu was playing with them
David Nwaba was kind of a defensive beast - pretty impressive
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject:

exactly the type of guy you call up to take a close look at...and there is always that 1 in 100 chance you stumble across a gem
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject:

KindCrippler2000 wrote:
posted in g-league thread -

Ranks second in total points added: https://twitter.com/NBA_Math/status/836428357348773888

Briante Weber just signed with Hornets, so Nwaba technically left the d-league as first in TPA.


He does fill a need, curious to see how he does defensively against NBA talent.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject:

we will likely have 2 guys (Roster spot 16 & 17) on two way contracts next year, so even if he needs more development, he could be a candidate for one of those slots
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject:

Tony Allen upside.

Can't shoot, can rebound and finish inside with high efficiency, plays the passing lanes well and is a defensive beast.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject:

He made the D-Fenders through open tryouts. Now he's on the Lakers! I hope he finds a way to stick.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject:

I hope it works out, we definitely could use a player like him.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:38 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:45 pm    Post subject:

Yeah Tony Allen is a good comp...floor of Christian Eyenga
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject:

Holy Christ at that wingspan.

Can't shoot, but his length and athletic ability is enough alone to give him an audition in the big leagues.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject:

The guy had 16 boards, I repeat 16 boards as a guard in one game. I love this move by FO. Can just someone tell me what is the rule for these 10 days contracts. Can we give him another one or?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject:

Maybe it's the team trying to find players that can actually play defense. Hopefully he can shoot mediocre at best or otherwise he will be like Anthony Brown.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject:

Caught him up close a couple of weeks ago. I'll be very surprised if he sticks in the league, but he's a good defender.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject:

If anything its an upgrade for Russell and JC in practices, to go from Marcelo and Calderon guarding them to this guy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:05 am    Post subject:

blackmamba08 wrote:
The guy had 16 boards, I repeat 16 boards as a guard in one game. I love this move by FO. Can just someone tell me what is the rule for these 10 days contracts. Can we give him another one or?


If I remember two 10 day contracts are the max.
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