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The Boston Celtics were prepared to waive Abdel Nader, but have instead traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Rodney Purvis.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports the Celtics will also be sending cash considerations to Oklahoma City as part of the deal.
The Celtics are finalizing trade to send Abdel Nader to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Rodney Purvis, league sources tell Yahoo. Boston decided to part ways with Nader over weekend, worked trade to OKC.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 24, 2018
Nader, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound swingman was selected by the Celtics with the No. 58 overall pick in the 2016 draft. He spent most of his time with the Maine Red Claws of the G-League, and was named G-League Rookie of the Year in 2017.
He appeared in 48 games with the Celtics last season, averaging 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds.
Purvis, a 6-4, 2-5-pound shooting guard, averaged 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.1 minutes in 16 games (2 starts) for the Orlando Magic last season, shooting 32.7 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from three and 86.7 percent from the free-throw line.
The 24-year-old played collegiately at Connecticut.