Brooklyn Nets guard David Nwaba undergoes successful surgery after he suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.
On Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets fell short of a win against the San Antonio Spurs. Despite 41 points from veteran Spencer Dinwiddie, the Spurs came away with the 118-105 victory. The Nets are now 15-13 and sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
One of the bigger stories of the game though was the injury to Nets shooting guard David Nwaba. The 26-year-old ruptured his right Achilles tendon and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Nwaba thus underwent surgery on Friday, a procedure that ended up being successful.
Nwaba signed a two-year, $3.5 million deal with the Nets this past Summer. He previously spent time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers, along with the then-Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA G League in both 2016 and 2017.
Appearing in 20 games this year, Nwaba averaged 5.2 points and 2.3 rebounds on 52.1% shooting from the field and 42.9% from behind the arc. He did this while averaging 13.4 minutes-per-game.
Despite the numerous setbacks to the roster, the Nets are still afloat in the Eastern Conference standings due to guys like Dinwiddie. In 28 games (17 starts), the sixth-year player is averaging 22.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 6.2 assists.
The Nets will take on the 6-23 Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. Tip-off will take place at 6:00 p.m. ET.