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Lakers waive David Nwaba to help make salary cap room to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Lakers waive David Nwaba to help make salary cap room to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

The Lakers waived David Nwaba on Wednesday in a procedural move that will clear some cap room to help them sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

If Nwaba clears waivers, they can re-sign him at the same $1.3-million salary using a veteran minimum exception.

The Lakers were about $17.2 million under the salary cap before waiving Nwaba. On Tuesday night they agreed to a one-year deal with Caldwell-Pope that will pay him $18 million. In free agency this year, the Lakers have remained committed to preserving their salary cap space for next summer by offering only one-year deals to players, missing out on some who went elsewhere for multiyear deals.

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