According to Spotrac, Nwaba will earn a little over $1.3 million next year.
In 20 games for the Lakers last season, he averaged 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds. The 24-year-old spent most of his season with the Los Angeles D-Fenders in what is now the NBA G League. He appeared in 40 games, averaging 14.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus thought picking up Nwaba’s option was the smart option for Los Angeles:
Nick Young declined his player option with the Lakers earlier this month. Assuming Young isn’t a part of the Lakers in 2017-18, Nwaba will provide nice depth at shooting guard behind Jordan Clarkson, and given his age, he can position himself as part of the franchise’s long-term plans.
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