Cavs won't extend Nwaba a qualifying offer

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will not be extending swingman David Nwaba a qualifying offer, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent, according to Chris Fedor of the Plain Dealer and

Nwaba turned down a contract offer from the Indiana Pacers last summer in order to sign with the Cavaliers. At the time of the signing, it was reported an agreement was in place for the Cavs to not offer Nwaba a qualifying offer, allowing him to pursue a multi-year deal as an unrestricted free agent.

Cleveland has until 5 p.m. on Saturday to extend the qualifying offer to Nwaba, though is reportedly willing to discuss a longer-term deal with him.

The 6-foot-4, 219-pound Nwaba averaged 6.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.3 minutes in 51 games (14 starts) for the Cavaliers, shooting 48.1 percent from the field, 32.0 percent from deep and 68.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Nwaba, 26, went undrafted out of Cal-Poly in 2016, making his NBA debut after signing a 10-day deal with the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 28, 2017.