5. David Nwaba – Free Agent
Before David Nwaba went down with a right torn Achilles tendon that would sideline him for the rest of the season, he really started to carve his niche and find himself as a very productive player on both ends of the floor.
Nwaba didn’t see much playing time until December, but when his minutes went up, production went up as well. For the month, he averaged 8.3 points on a very efficient 48.2 percent from the field including 40.9 percent from three in nine games.
Nwaba also provides great energy on the defensive side of the ball as well, as evidenced by the fact that he holds opposing players to 41 percent shooting when he defends their shot attempt.
When you see Nwaba take the floor, it’s not hard to see why his impact is felt when you look into his numbers. He would stick with opposing players on the perimeter, get into their skin, and force them into bad shots. He would also always hustle for steals and blocks and close out on shooters to force misses.
Overall, Nwaba’s impact was always felt and assuming his recovery goes well, it would be worth it for the Nets to bring him back on-board and re-integrate himself as part of the team as they make a run for a championship.