David Nwaba returned to the Motor City Cruise lineup after missing the first three games of the season due to a lingering knee injury.
He returns for his second season with the team after he was acquired last season in exchange for the rights to Micah Potter and a second round pick in the 2023-24 G League draft.
Last season, Nwaba averaged 16 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. He has the most NBA experience on the current Cruise roster with 237 career games.
The Cruise have three two-way players who shuffle back and forth between the NBA and the G League, spending time the Detroit Pistons active roster. Stanley Umude, Jared Rhoden, and Malcolm Cazalon are eligible to split time with the NBA club. The Pistons have struggled with injuries to start their season, causing them to rely on the two-way bunch more than other teams might. Umude has suited up for 11 of Detroit’s 15 games thus far, averaging 10.5 minutes per game.
Nwaba provides a veteran presence for the Cruise who are forced to play without some of their key players each game. The 6’5″ wing can slot in for any of the two-way players, as Umude, Rhoden, and Cazalon all play combo guard-forward spots.