David Nwaba made his season debut for the Motor City Cruise this week after missing the first three games of the season due to a lingering knee injury. He played 21 minutes during his first appearance of the season and 17 minutes in the following game. Cruise head coach Jamelle McMillan said that Nwaba played on a minutes restriction and will continue to do so for at least one more game.
He averaged 32.7 minutes and 16 points per game last season for the Cruise. He started 23 of his 25 games played after he was acquired in a trade.
“Just trying to get his legs underneath him, feel the game,” McMillan said of Nwaba’s return from injury before the Cruise played the Cleveland Charge Friday. “Missing training camp is always tough. He’s eager. That’s a competitive guy and I respect everything about his game. … Just really a matter of him getting into game shape for us and we’re looking forward to having him as a big time piece of our operation.”
While Nwaba hasn’t started a game or received many minutes in his few appearances this season, he may turn into a long-term starter or a heavy volume sixth man off the bench once he works back to full strength.