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Rockets guard David Nwaba (wrist) is available for Friday's game against the Jazz.
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Houston Rockets guard David Nwaba (wrist) will be out at least six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his strained left wrist.
With Nwaba sidelined for six weeks, the already thin Rockets roster takes another big blow. In the veteran's absence, expect Sterling brown to see a bump in his roll.
David Nwaba produced 22 points (9-16 FG, 1-3 3PT, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one turnover in 27 minutes off the bench during Monday's blowout loss to the Bulls.
Nwaba led the Rockets in both scoring and rebounding on a night where the team collapsed in the third quarter. He continues to see heavy minutes off the bench as the team figures out it's next move with DeMarcus Cousins. He should hold some fantasy relevance over the next couple of weeks but may lack consistency from time-to-time. He'll look to stay in rhythm during Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.
David Nwaba posted 19 points (7-10 FG, 0-3 3PT, 5-7 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, one block, and two steals across 41 minutes during Monday's loss to the Wizards.
This was easily Nwaba's best performance of the season, as he was given some extra playing time with Eric Gordon ruled out. The 28-year-old guard should continue to remain on the streaming radar while Gordon and Victor Oladipo remain out, though he's not someone you want to trust when the Rockets are at full health. He'll look to stay in rhythm for Wednesday's game against the Sixers.
David Nwaba posted 18 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 3PT, 4-5 FT), two rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench during Saturday's win over the Mavericks.
Nwaba has now posted back-to-back solid games and is seeing a nice amount of playing time off the bench. He'll likely see a reduced role when Victor Oladipo returns and is too inconsistent at the moment for fantasy consideration.