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Lakers waive David Nwaba to clear cap space for Caldwell-Pope

2017 Las Vegas Summer League - Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08: David Nwaba #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes against the Boston Celtics during the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boston won 86-81. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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This was expected after the Lakers announced they had reached a deal to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

The Lakers announced they have waived David Nwaba. This clears out some cap space the Lakers needed to move to get KCP up to $18 million on that one year contract.

Nwaba had played for the Lakers at Summer League, where he has averaged 9.7 points per game shooting 57.1 percent. Nwaba had started last season in the D-League and when he came up to the big club he brought a defensive energy the Lakers needed. He played in 20 games for Los Angeles and averaged 6 points per game and shot 58 percent.

Nwaba is a free agent now and there’s a good chance a team will grab him on a minimum contract. If not, he will start the season in the D-League again and will get a call up at some point.