June 23, 2020, 8:29 pmDavid NwabaSF, Brooklyn Nets
The Rockets have announced that they have signed small forward David Nwaba to a two-year deal, although they also added that he will remain unavailable when the league returns as he recovers from a torn right Achilles.
Nwaba will earn about $900K for the rest of the the season and next year will be a team option for the Rockets, which they will likely exercise unless something goes wrong. Prior to the Achilles tear in mid December, Nwaba had been playing well for the Nets and become a part of now-former coach Kenny Atkinson's regular rotation (albeit on a roster hampered by injuries). In 20 games off the bench, he averaged 5.2 points, 2.3 boards, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in 13.4 minutes per game, but the Nets ultimately waived him after he got hurt. Even though he won't be available in Orlando, the Rockets will count on him making a full recovery and playing a sizable role for them next season, especially on the defensive end.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter