A year ago today, most Bulls fans probably thought David Nwaba was a made up person.

However, he is in fact a real person, and he actually had a pretty productive year off the bench for the Bulls last season.

The 25-year-old second-year guard averaged 8 points a game on 47.8% shooting in 23.5 minutes over 70 games, 21 of which he started. He’s a restricted free agent this offseason and it doesn’t look as if he’s planning on simply taking the Bulls best offer.

While Nwaba was a pleasant surprise, especially defensively, he comes with strong limitations. He’s an undersized wing who can’t shoot at all from deep and he also doesn’t handle the ball well.

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He’d be worth a short-term investment, but the Bulls would be making a mistake by giving him a Cristiano Felicio-esque long-term deal.

The tax-payer mid-level exception is $5.5M. A two-year deal at that salary plus a team option for a third year seems ideal for Nwaba. If a team gives him an offer sheet of three years at the full mid-level exception, which is $9M a year, I’d hope the Bulls tell him “Adios!”