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Abdel Nader
Position: F
Born: 09/25/93
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,618,520
Bobby Marks: The Celtics now have 14 guaranteed contracts and a tax bill of $3.8 million if Rodney Purvis is waived. Nader currently has $450K guaranteed that will become full ($1.4M) if he is not waived by August 1. Nader has a July 15 guaranteed date for 2019-20 ($1.62M) and 2020-21 ($1.75M). The Thunder add extra depth on the bench and cash to offset the salary for Nader.
1 year ago via ESPN
Egyptian-American basketball player, Abdel Nader, who plays for NBA’s Boston Celtics is now eligible to represent the Egyptian basketball team. The Egyptian born, who was added to the Celtics roster ahead of the 2017/2018 season opener after being named NBA-G league Rookie of the Year for the 2016/2017 season, agreed to represent Egypt in the second phase of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup African qualifications.
Storyline: World Cup
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed rookie forward Abdel Nader. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Nader, the reigning 2016-17 NBA G League Rookie of the Year, averaged a team-high 21.3 points (44.7% FG, 34.9% 3-PT, 79.4% FT), 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.00 steal, 0.83 blocked shots and 33.5 minutes over 40 games with the Maine Red Claws in his first professional season. The 23-year-old was originally selected by Boston in the second round (58th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft.
The Celtics have kept a close eye on Nader. He will likely get an invitation to training camp, along with 2016 first-round picks Guerschon Yabusele and Ante Zizic, who are flourishing overseas. “They’re very hands-on with me and my development in Maine,” Nader said of Celtics management. “They send front-office guys all the time. Danny [Ainge] comes and watches games in Maine. It’s great knowing those guys have my back, and I’m just grateful for the opportunity given to me.”
The Celtics didn’t make any moves before the trade deadline and have a maximum 15 players on their roster. But forwards James Young, Gerald Green, and Jonas Jerebko will be free agents this summer, opening the door for Nader to make a bid at a roster spot. The Celtics own his rights, so unless they decide to waive or trade him, he will make his NBA bid with Boston. “I think I put myself in a position [to make the roster],” he said. “I think I have a great chance. I have proven myself and I’m going to continue to do so. It’s my time, that’s how I feel right now.”
Storyline: Abdel Nader to Celtics?
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he doesn’t view the organization as not capitalizing on its assets from the Nets trade and the Rivers deal. He said Hunter’s departure was a matter of depth. “Right now, the hardest thing is I like R.J. and we’ve invested time in him,” said Ainge. “I see Jaylen and Terry [Rozier] and Jordan Mickey and Demetrius Jackson and Abdel Nader, who had a terrific summer with us, and the two kids over in Europe that are playing fantastic right now. The draft is the draft, as we all know.
By the end, Nader had gone from a somewhat anonymous draft pick to a kind of cult hero among Celtics fans, spawning nicknames such as “Naderade” and “Darth Nader.” He even noticed — and appreciated — how some fans were sending tweets to the Celtics, urging them to find a place for him on the regular-season roster. “I just try to control what I can control,” Nader said. “I started off getting limited minutes, and my mind-set was just to control what I can. I took advantage of those and kind of forced the hand, and I go from there.”