Abdel Nader RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Bobby Marks: Couple of other players that have guaranteed dates today: * Abdel Nader (OKC) * Alize Johnson (IND) * Damyean Dotson (NYK) Kenrich Williams ($0 to $200K) and Duncan Robinson ($250K to $1M) have a trigger date also.
Brett Dawson: Abdel Nader (illness) listed as questionable for the Thunder tomorrow against Orlando.
Erik Horne: Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce says John Collins is out. Rookie Omari Spellman to start. Abdel Nader is out for the Thunder.
Erik Horne: Per Billy Donovan, Russell Westbrook , Andre Roberson, and Abdel Nader are out. Alex Abrines will play, but limited minutes. Schroder, Ferguson, TLC, Patterson and Adams starting.
Erik Horne: Skeleton crew for the Thunder’s preseason opener: Paul George not in attendance due to personal reasons. Alex Abrines (back spasms), Abdel Nader (left knee soreness) both out.
Abdel Nader, who missed the scrimmage with left knee soreness, was rested and did not practice Tuesday. The Thunder will decide Wednesday if Abrines and Nader are available for the preseason opener against Detroit.
On what he’s most excited for coming to OKC: Abdel Nader: I think the day after my trade when I came to Oklahoma City, people in the airport already knew. Some people were already coming up to me talking about how I got traded and they were happy for me here. The atmosphere, I only can imagine how good it is here.
On training camp coming up: Abdel Nader: Just be ready, be in shape – coming off my wrist injury. I broke my arm and my wrist last year, so I’ve been working on, grinding through that. It’s really been a blessing getting traded here to Oklahoma City. I’m ready to get started.
Bobby Marks: A couple of end of the week dates to keep an eye on: Fri. Aug. 31- Last day to use the stretch provision and apply it to the 2018-19 season. Sat. Sep. 1- $1.4M contract of Abdel Nader (OKC) becomes guaranteed.
Bobby Marks: A couple of players that will have their contract guaranteed if not waived by August 1 (Wednesday): Brandon Jennings ($2.2M-Milwaukee), Abdel Nader ($1.4M-OKC) and Brandon Paul ($1.4M-San Antonio).
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.
Jared Weiss: Abdel Nader has $450k guaranteed and his contract became fully guaranteed on August 1. This opens up a roster spot for the Celtics to use the taxpayer MLE or minimum exception to sign Jabari Bird or another target.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Brad Stevens: Shane Larkin did not practice. Won’t play for at least first part of this series. Abdel Nader also sat out practice after getting swiped in face, suffering blurry vision.
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.
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 Boston Celtics and 2016 second-round selection Abdel Nader have agreed in principle to a four-year contract worth $6 million, league sources told The Vertical. His agent, Cervando Tejeda, has been in discussions to finalize the rookie deal, and Nader plans to sign on Friday
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.”
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.
Often, teams and players reach a verbal agreement on this option, and several league sources said this was the case with the Celtics and Nader. But it is clear that Nader’s strong summer has given his camp at least some reluctance about taking the domestic draft-and-stash route. “He’s an NBA player, that’s my belief,” said Nader’s agent, Cervando Tejeda. “Right now, we have to decide what the next move is.”
In the end, the most likely option is still that Nader will join the Red Claws. Whatever detours or delays he faces, however, he is hopeful that his path eventually leads him to Boston. “I spent a lifetime preparing for this moment,” he said. “I believe in rising to the occasion.”
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.”
Boston is also in discussions with second-round pick Abdel Nader, who was the surprise of the Celtics’ summer league team. Several options are being discussed, a source said, including the possibility of Nader playing for the D-League’s Maine Red Claws. First-round picks Guerschon Yabusele and Ante Zizic will play overseas next year.