Thunder Acquire Abdel Nader From Celtics

8:53pm: The trade is official, according to press releases from the Thunder and Celtics.

8:11pm: The Thunder will acquire swingman Abdel Nader from the Celtics, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports tweets. Nader, who was on a partially guaranteed contract, was expected to be waived before Oklahoma City came calling, Charania adds. The Thunder will also receive cash considerations, Charania adds in another tweet.

Recently acquired guard Rodney Purvis will go to Boston and be waived, according to Keith Smith of RealGM (Twitter link). Purvis has a non-guaranteed contract. Purvis was traded from the Magic to the Thunder last week.

The 6’7” Nader is due to make $1,378,242 next season, which included a $450,000K guarantee. He’s signed for two additional years, though the second year is non-guaranteed and the third year is a team option.

Nader was chosen by Boston with the 58th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft and spent a season with the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ G League affiliate, before signing an NBA contract with the Celtics last summer.

Nader, 24, averaged 3.0 PPG and 1.5 RPG in 48 contests last season. He’ll likely play the small forward spot and fight for playing time behind starting forwards Paul George and Jerami Grant.

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6 thoughts on “Thunder Acquire Abdel Nader From Celtics

  1. afsooner02

    More wings….wish we would have traded them singler….

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    • BDUBS5218

      Singler is a sunk cost no one wants him. Why Attach draft capital to that salary if you can avoid it. Better to stretch him if need be. He must have blackmail on Presti

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  2. formerlyz

    He could be a 3 and D option they desperately need. They should see if they can get Korver from Cleveland. Korver and Okaro White for Abrines, Singler, and 2 2nd round picks. Singler has a team option for next year, so they’re both expiring deals, and if Abrines shoots it decently, they might be able to get a 2nd for him near the deadline

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