Abdel Nader

Celtics trade Abdel Nader to Thunder

Celtics trade Abdel Nader to Thunder

The Celtics are finalizing a trade that would send Abdel Nader to the Thunder for shooting guard Rodney Purvis, per Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Boston waived Nader on Saturday, opening up a roster spot for Jabari Bird or another player who impressed in Summer League.

Nader, 24, averaged 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds and in 48 games last season, which was his first in the NBA.

As for Purvis, who also is 24, he played in 16 games with the Magic during the 2017-18 season averaging 6.0 points and 1.7 rebounds.

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Report: Celtics waive swingman Abdel Nader

Report: Celtics waive swingman Abdel Nader

The Celtics have waived swingman Abdel Nader, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. It opens up a roster spot perhaps for Jabari Bird or another player who impressed in Summer League play.

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Nader, 24, a native of Egypt, was a second-round pick in 2016 (58th overall). The 6-6 guard/small forward averaged 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds and shot 33.6 percent (35.4 from 3) in 48 games last season, his first in the NBA.  He's still owed $450,000 but the rest of his contract was non-guaranteed. 

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Celtics guard Nader has wrist surgery, expected to be ready for camp

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Celtics guard Nader has wrist surgery, expected to be ready for camp

The Celtics announced Monday that guard Abdel Nader had surgery this past Friday to correct lingering issues from a wrist fracture he sustained in high school. 

Nader is scheduled to return to basketball activities in approximately 2-3 months and is expected to be at full strength for the start of training camp.

A second-round pick from Northern Illinois in 2016, Nader appeared in 48 games and averaged three points and 10.9 minutes in 2017-18.

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