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Abdel Nader Agrees To Deal With Red Claws

Aug 22, 2016 4:28 PM

Abdel Nader has committed to signing a contract in the D-League with the Maine Red Claws.

Nader received significant offers in Europe as well.

Nader played for the Celtics in Summer League after he was the 58th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Iowa State.

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Abdel Nader Reluctant To Agree Upon Stash Deal With Celtics

Aug 7, 2016 10:02 AM

Abdel Nader is reluctant to agree upon a stash arrangement with the Boston Celtics.

“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.”

The Celtics drafted Nader 58th overall out of Iowa State.

“I’ve been playing basketball my whole life, and I feel very comfortable anytime I’m out there on the court,” Nader said in a telephone interview. “I was excited to play in summer league. It was a great opportunity and it was a blast. I prepared for it, and when you know you’re prepared, it brings a little extra swagger.”

After averaging 10.3 minutes in three games in Utah, he seized a larger role in the more competitive Las Vegas summer league and thrived.

Nader scored 64 points over five games there, second only to No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown. 

The Celtics recently signed rookie point guard Demetrius Jackson, the 45th overall pick, to a four-year, $5.5 million deal that is fully guaranteed this season, and they signed No. 51 pick Ben Bentil to a three-year deal that is partially guaranteed this season. Nader outplayed both of them during the summer.

 

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Tim Frazier To Sign 10-Day Contract With Pelicans

Mar 15, 2016 10:13 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have been granted an injured player exception and plan on signing Tim Frazier to a 10-day deal.

Frazier has been playing for the Maine Red Claws of the D-League.

Frazier has been named D-League Player of the Week in each of the past two weeks.

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Tim Frazier Named D-League Player Of The Week

Mar 14, 2016 7:08 PM

Tim Frazier of the Maine Red Claws has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 13.

It’s the second straight week Frazier has received the award and the fifth of his career.

Frazier (6-1, 170, Penn State) helped Maine to a 3-0 week averaging 12.7 points on 60.0 percent shooting to go with 9.7 assists (second in the league), 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 steal.

On March 10, he recorded 16 points and connected on four-of-six attempts from behind the arc to go with 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a 111-95 win over the Erie BayHawks. On March 13, he tallied 12 points, 14 assists, seven rebounds and three steals in a 129-123 victory over the Grand Rapids Drive to lock up a playoff berth for the second consecutive season.

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Tim Frazier Named D-League Player Of The Week

Mar 7, 2016 8:02 PM

Tim Frazier of the Maine Red Claws has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, March 6.

This is the fourth time Frazier has staked claim to the honors (three-time winner last season).

Frazier (6-1, 170, Penn State) helped Maine to a 3-0 week averaging 14.0 points on 48.4 percent shooting to go with 10.7 rebounds, 9.3 assists (second in the league) and 2.0 steals.

On March 3, he compiled season highs with 13 assists and four steals in a 115-101 victory over the Iowa Energy. On March 6, he recorded 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting to go with 11 rebounds and nine rebounds in a 126-88 win over the Westchester Knicks, keeping Maine atop the Atlantic Division with a two-game lead over Westchester.

Last year’s NBA D-League MVP returned to Maine after starting the season with the Portland Trail Blazers. Through five games, Frazier is averaging 16.4 points on 53.7 percent shooting to go with 10.2 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 1.6 steals.

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