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Cavs sign David Nwaba; guard played with Bulls last season

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 11: David Nwaba #11 of the Chicago Bulls attempts a shot in the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at the United Center on April 11, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

By TOM WITHERS

AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers made another move in their post-LeBron James makeover, signing free-agent guard David Nwaba to a one-year contract.

The deal is for the veteran's minimum of $1.5 million.

The 25-year-old Nwaba played for Chicago last season, averaging 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 70 games. The 6-foot-4 guard made 21 starts.

A solid defender, he'll give the Cavs backcourt depth and provide coach Tyronn Lue with more help as the team rebuilds following James' departure this summer as a free agent.

Nwaba will be reunited in Cleveland with former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, who came to the Cavs in a trade last season.

Nwaba agreed to sign with the Cavs last month, but the sides needed time to complete the deal.

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Updated September 8, 2018

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