Abdel Nader‘s salary for the 2020/21 season is set to become fully guaranteed on Saturday, and the Suns won’t waive him before then, according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 (Twitter link). As a result, the small forward’s $1,752,950 salary will be locked in for ’20/21.
The 58th overall pick in the 2016 draft, Nader played for the Celtics as a rookie and has spent the last two years in Oklahoma City. He averaged a career-high 15.8 minutes per game in 55 contests for the Thunder last season, recording 6.3 PPG and 1.8 RPG with a respectable .468/.375/.773 shooting line.
Traded from Oklahoma City to Phoenix last week, Nader was obviously overshadowed by that deal’s headliner, Chris Paul. However, based on Gambadoro’s report, it sounds like the 27-year-old in the Suns’ plans for the coming season.