A 10-day contract is not an ideal contract a player could be a given by a team, but at least it gives some hope of proving yourself. For David Nwaba, it was more than just a contract signed with an NBA team. Nwaba, who is Los Angeles native and attended Cal Poly State University, inked his first NBA deal on February 28, 2016. Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic ''Earvin'' Johnson announced that the team had reached a 10-day deal with Nwaba.

Before the deal, Nwaba played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA Development League. His numbers of nearly 14 points, along with 7 seven Rebounds Per Game on the season in the NBDL were not the bad ones.

He had especially a good month of February, putting up 21.1 points and nearly nine rebounds for the D-Fenders.

How did Nwaba play since?

Being on such short contract could be a double-edged sword, to say it that way. You don't have a long period to prove yourself, and it could either end up with a home-run or as a failure. When it comes to David Nwaba, he seems to have done enough in this past couple of days to be at least considered when his contract expires on Friday.

The 24-year-old has averaged 2.3 Points Per Game, 1.3 rebounds per game in four games played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Nwaba's best game for the Lakers came on the 3rd of February against the Boston Celtics, scoring 9 points, on 2-of-2 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line in 20 minutes on the floor.

He grabbed two rebounds and had a block in the game as well. In the remaining three games, Nwaba twice went scoreless and collected 2 points against the Dallas Mavericks. However, in those three games, the guard/forward was given less than 10 minutes of action.

What now?

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton sent some praise towards David Nwaba.

There is no reason to believe that Walton is not satisfied with Nwaba. ''He’s done, in my opinion, everything he can to deserve another 10-day,'' Walton said, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

Nwaba is known as a specialist on the defensive end, and he could help the Los Angeles Lakers in that aspect.

The Lakers have struggled on that end of the floor this season, as NBA teams have been scoring 110.4 points per game against the LA team so far on the season. However, it remains to be seen what will the 16-time NBA champions do with Nwaba when his contract expires.

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