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Spurs free agent rumors: David Nwaba drawing interest

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 6: David Nwaba #11 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles during a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on April 6, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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The San Antonio Spurs reportedly have interest in David Nwaba, who the Chicago Bulls recently pulled their qualifying offer from.

Aside from draft picks, Marco Belinelli is the only new face on the San Antonio Spurs. The rest — Davis Bertans, Bryn Forbes and Rudy Gay — were re-signed to new contracts. However, Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker left for new destinations, so the 2018-19 squad will have a different look.

Are the Spurs not done with free agency yet, though? According to NBA TV and TNT’s David Aldridge, the Silver and Black have shown interest in David Nwaba, who had his qualifying offer pulled by the Chicago Bulls Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The Spurs are not the only ones involved, however. Aldridge added that the Los Angeles Lakers are in the mix, but sit “among many,” as well as the Bulls, who can still re-sign him.

No surprise: several teams have reached out to @dnwaba0, whose qualifying offer was rescinded by Chicago Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent. Spurs, Lakers among many, per source, with no frontrunner. Bulls still could re-sign him as well.

— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 13, 2018

At shooting guard, if the Spurs sign Nwaba, he would join an already crowded group that features Belinelli, Forbes, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Brandon Paul, Lonnie Walker IV and Derrick White. Where Nwaba fits in is unknown, as multiple guards must compete for playing time, unless other roster moves are in the works to create space. Does that mean a Ginobili retirement? The release of Paul? What about optioning Walker to the G League?

This news also arrives one day after the Silver and Black attended a workout for Rodney Stuckey. So it seems they indeed have their eyes on more backcourt depth, whether it’s just for training camp or beyond that.

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Nwaba spent the 2017-18 season with the Bulls, where he stood out as a role player. In 23.5 minutes per game, he averaged 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds on 47.8 percent shooting. Prior to that, the Cal Poly product played for the Lakers in 2016-17, accumulating 6 points per game in just 20 appearances.

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