Chicago Bulls make puzzling decision on David Nwaba

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Late Thursday night, word came that the Bulls rescinded their offer to David Nwaba. Could something else be in the works?

The Chicago Bulls have rescinded their qualifying offer to David Nwaba, making him an unrestricted free agent. At this moment, based on what we know, this move can only be described as extremely puzzling.

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Nwaba has been a very fine pickup for the Bulls. The former G-Leaguer put up very respectable numbers last year, averaging 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds.

Beyond the numbers, he is a maximum effort player on both ends of the floor. Particularly on the defensive end where Nwaba performs very well.

Moreover, there is not an overabundance of money left out on the free agent market. As a result, it’s not as if other teams were knocking down Nwaba’s door with overwhelming offers.

Perhaps one would eventually come, but why pull the trigger on this move before that time? What is the harm in waiting to see what happens, and then making a determination whether to match?

The only way this move makes sense is if the Bulls have other moves in the works. Otherwise, it’s a downright boneheaded move. Not only would they be letting go of a quality rotational piece, but they would be doing so for no real reason.

The Bulls front office has been under fire in recent years. This offseason has been a bit of a mixed bag. While they seemed to have connected with Wendell Carter, Jr., they also overpaid for Zach LaVine.

If there isn’t more to this Nwaba move, this will be chalked up as an offseason mistake. We’ll have to wait and see — which, ironically, is what they should have done with Nwaba.

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