Three takeaways from the Chicago Bulls’ win over the Hawks

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 26: Kay Felder
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 26: Kay Felder /
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David Nwaba might have legitimate NBA athleticism

Nwaba finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes off of the bench on Thursday night. He was 5-8 from the floor and 1-1 from three, which is important as he’s never been much of a shooter throughout his basketball career, NBA or college.

What was impressive to me about Nwaba’s night is how he got those points. He had two instances of getting a rebound and leading the break, one of which led to a layup for him:

And the other led to an and-one:

Of course, there was this massive block in the fourth quarter, too:

He was all over the glass as well, a good quality for a guard that can immediately start a fast break like he did in the above clips. I’m not proclaiming Nwaba to be some savior or anything. However, when a team is tanking, we have to grasp at straws for reasons for optimism. Nwaba provided some of that optimism tonight.