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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted February 28, 2017 - 01:14 PM

Los Angeles Lakers‏Verified account @Lakers  3h3 hours ago

 
OFFICIAL: Lakers sign L.A. native David Nwaba (@dnwaba0) to a 10-day contract after starting 29gms for @DFenders

 

 
 
Hometown guy, Laker fan and Kobe fan growing up and now he's signing with the Lakers! Carson represent! Welcome to the Lakers, David. Make Cali proud.

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Posted February 28, 2017 - 01:15 PM

David Nwaba highlights...
 

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Posted February 28, 2017 - 01:22 PM

Coby Karl says he is the best defender in the D-League.


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 01:38 PM

I'm guessing he can't shoot. He can finish around the rim but didn't see one perimeter basket. 



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Posted February 28, 2017 - 01:43 PM

I'm guessing he can't shoot. He can finish around the rim but didn't see one perimeter basket. 

That's like Tony Allen.



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Posted February 28, 2017 - 01:44 PM

The best defender out of our guards lol


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 02:19 PM

Who?
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Posted February 28, 2017 - 03:14 PM

Who?

 

Bro, you've never heard of "Mr. Dunk" David Nwaba? 

 

Neither have I lol


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 03:24 PM

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Mark Medina
 
EL SEGUNDO — As he wore a smirk on his face, Lakers coach Luke Walton suggested he will change his bench rotation for when the Lakers (19-41) host the Charlotte Hornets (25-34) on Tuesday at Staples Center. “Tune in and see,” Walton smiled.
 
Here’s an early prediction: Walton will feature guard David Nwaba after the Lakers signed him on Tuesday to a 10-day contract. While the Lakers will monitor Nwaba’s growth after the undrafted 6-foot-5 guard starred with their Development League affiliate, Walton also held out hope Nwaba could improve something that has plagued his roster all season.
 
“I love his defense,” Walton said. “As we continue to try to be a more defensive oriented team as far as growth, I think it’s important we get defensive minded people around here. Going to D-League games and watching him on tape, I think he’s the type of the guy that can help us build an identity where we want to play defense.”
 
Rarely has that happened. The Lakers have fared 27th out of 30 NBA teams in points allowed (110.9), 29th in defensive field-goal percentage (48%) and 28th in fast-break points allowed (15.5). While Walton insisted the Lakers have “gotten better,” he then conceded that “we’re a long way and far way away from where we need to be.”
 
Hence, Nwaba sounded well aware of what will help him stay beyond his 10-day contract.
 
“My defense. That’s what they’re interested in with me,” Nwaba said. “I’m going to play hard and make the hustle plays and see what I can do if I get the opportunity.”
 
Nwaba received his opportunity to play with the Lakers after averaging 13.9 points on 64.5 percent shooting and seven rebounds in 29 minutes in 38 games with the D-Fenders. He also showed marked improvement through 10 games in February in points (21.1), field goal percentage (65.6%), rebounds (8.9) and minutes played (34.2), numbers he attributed to “building confidence.”
 
The Lakers noticed. Walton had kept his eye on Nwaba for the past two months and even congratulated him for a good game after a recent performance. But the Lakers did not make any moves after negotiating a buyout on Monday with veteran guard Jose Calderon. Soon afterwards, D-Fenders coach Coby Karl called Nwaba to report to the Lakers’ practice facility. Nwaba thought Karl wanted him to work an event with the Boys and Girls Club. Instead, the Lakers informed Nwaba of his call up.
 
“I was shocked and very happy,” said Nwaba, who starred at University High School and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. “It’s pretty crazy growing up a Lakers fan and dreaming about this day and it’s finally happening. It’s a great feeling.”
 
Nwaba listed Kobe Bryant as his favorite Laker growing up, but he is hardly expected to offer much scoring punch. Instead, the Lakers will monitor how Nwaba fares on the other side of the court.
 
“I’m always believing in the possibility of getting called up,” Nwaba said. “I didn’t think it would happen this soon, but I’m continuing to keep working on my game and I keep getting better every day.”
 


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 04:17 PM

Adding Nwaba should make the Lakers' bench a defensive team. There are players on the bench who are known for their defense. Whether its from the NBA, D-League or College (Luol Deng, Larry Nance, Corey Brewer, David Nwaba). Zu has the potential to be a defensive center. Luke says Jordan improved his defense.


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 05:03 PM

Yeah David's main problem was he couldn't shoot lol. We used to leave him wide open and he would still brick it.


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 05:49 PM

at this point, why not, maybe we find a good defender

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Posted February 28, 2017 - 06:02 PM

I welcome anyone and everyone who can contribute and be part of this going forward.


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 06:25 PM

Tank-on!



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Posted February 28, 2017 - 08:08 PM

Tank-on!

when do we stop tanking?? It's been 3 years.
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Posted March 01, 2017 - 05:02 AM

Tank until we don't... Im kidding, Im not a fan of tanking but at this point it makes most sense.


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Posted March 01, 2017 - 06:20 AM

when do we stop tanking?? It's been 3 years.

This year was not going to be a tank year, but after the rough mid season it is tank time. You continue to tank as long as your team is not good, and right now our team is not good. 


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Posted March 01, 2017 - 07:20 AM

This year was not going to be a tank year, but after the rough mid season it is tank time. You continue to tank as long as your team is not good, and right now our team is not good. 

 

 

Stank = Strategic Tanking


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Posted March 01, 2017 - 10:11 AM

when do we stop tanking?? It's been 3 years.

 

If we're fortunate enough to keep our pick this summer the answer is next season because we'll owe Philly our completely unprotected 2018 first round pick.  We won't make roster moves to help us lose because losing won't benefit us in any way.  10th pick, 5th pick, 1st pick it doesn't matter because it's going to Philly regardless.  



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Posted March 01, 2017 - 10:18 AM

With rosters expanding to 17 next season for 2 additional D-League spots he should be here to stay.  Maybe he's in the mold of Tony Allen or maybe he never develops a shot.  Won't hurt us to find out.

 

Kid should spend all summer shooting corner 3s.   


Edited by lakerfan98, March 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM.

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