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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject:

LakersRGolden wrote:
Do we know if Nwaba can't shoot or won't?


Yes
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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Nwaba and Clarkson is our future backcourt... on the bench.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H07zYvkNYL8
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject:

alwayslakers08 wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Gatekeeper wrote:
Nwaba and Clarkson is our future backcourt... on the bench.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H07zYvkNYL8


HINT: Tilt your screen back a bit...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject:

I would love to see Nwaba be our Ronny Turiaf type enforcer.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject:

Keep this guy at all costs... he can be our enforcer next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject:

https://youtu.be/6Yw4oqzXfAc

Nwaba having the time of his life. I really like him.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject:

give him the max
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject:

zePokar wrote:
https://youtu.be/6Yw4oqzXfAc

Nwaba having the time of his life. I really like him.


He Richard Jefferson'd Richard Jefferson.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject:

Might have a shot to take MWP's 15th man slot next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject:

I'd happily give this guy a minimum contract to come back next year. The defensive effort and athleticism are there and he's a much better recipient of development minutes than the likes of Huertas/Calderon/MWP.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject:

IMO Nwaba has some real value out there. Teach him to shoot with confidence and we have an asset for cheap.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject:

No reason not to sign him to a Hinkie special, especially with the two additional two-way roster spots created under the new CBA. He might not make it, but it's a low cost gamble on a team that'll struggle to fill out the back of its roster.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:47 pm    Post subject:

Nwaba has at least one play every game that will make fans go nuts.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:49 pm    Post subject:

KindCrippler2000 wrote:
zePokar wrote:
https://youtu.be/6Yw4oqzXfAc

Nwaba having the time of his life. I really like him.


He Richard Jefferson'd Richard Jefferson.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:15 am    Post subject:

I'm pretty happy with how he's played since coming up from the D-League. If he can improve his jump shot he's got a bright future.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:24 am    Post subject:

Positive - Watching Nwaba play makes me happy

Negative - Can you believe we committed $70m to Luol Dung when guys like this are available for nothing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:55 am    Post subject:

ingle wrote:
Positive - Watching Nwaba play makes me happy

Negative - Can you believe we committed $70m to Luol Dung when guys like this are available for nothing

You can't seriously compare Nwaba to Deng. You can compare him to Brewer, who has an edge because he can shoot (at least a little).
Deng was expected to be a leader, a role model, and not only defend, but facilitate the offense. Nwaba-type (also price-wise) players can not be expected to do that.

This does not take anything away from your idea that we overpaid Deng... a lot and so far have not got what we wanted from him.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:35 am    Post subject:

Can we just sign him to a 2 year minimum (team option) deal? I think he's earned it. Would be a great guy to have off the bench to bring some intensity.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject:

Develop a shot and he can replace what JC does plus he can defend.
Could then use JC as a trade chip.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:14 am    Post subject:

Doubt he can ever develope a shot like JC. He's 24!

Would be fantastic if he could learn to hit occasionally wide open shots like T.Allen
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject:

kid took up challenge of guarding LeBron last night for a while last night didnt go too well but good to see him step up to it
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject:

Nwaba's 2nd 10-day contract expires today. I've liked his defense and hustle, but I'm not sure if it makes up for his lack of shooting.

Any guesses on how this all plays out? If the Lakers have another D-League prospect they'd like to test out I suppose now would be a good time as any (and let Nwaba rejoin the Laker D-League team), but I'd hope to see Nwaba get a legit chance to join the team in next season's training camp. If there's no one else worth trying out, then I'm sure we can sign him on a cheap non-guaranteed contract to keep another team from signing him while maintaining roster flexibility.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject:

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MarkG_Medina: Luke plans to talk to front office about David Nwaba's future. Luke liked his play, but admitted possibility of wanting to sign new guys
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