Lakers Waive David Nwaba(Gary A. Vasquez - USA TODAY Sports)

Lakers Waive David Nwaba

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Roughly 12 hours following a Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing for 1 year, worth 18 million, the Los Angeles Lakers have waived David Nwaba. The Lakers had approximately $17.2M in cap space, and had to make a move to free up more space to sign KCP. This was the only move – as Nwaba was the only player with a partially non-guaranteed contract.

Per Eric Pincus, the Lakers can re-sign Nwaba for the minimum, if he clears waivers. Big if, considering Nwaba has been an outstanding role player since signing a 10 day contract on February 28th, and signing with the Lakers on March 21st. It’ll be interesting to see what happens…

Eric Pincus states this move was made for a few reasons. Mainly, to free up cap space to sign KCP for closer to 18 million, rather than 17 million. Also, this move allows LA to sign Thomas Bryant for 3 years so they can keep him as a restricted free agent – rather than 2. Lastly, the Lakers can re-sign Nwaba for 2 years if he clears waivers, but we’ll see in about 48 hours what happens with this.

Tweets from Eric Pincus last night regarding Nwaba, Bryant, and KCP.

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