Basketball Wiretap

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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Coby Karl Hired By D-Fenders As Head Coach

Aug 18, 2016 1:22 PM

Coby Karl has been hired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders as head coach.

Karl previously was an assistant coach of the Westchester Knicks.

Karl is the son of George Karl and played intermittently in the NBA.

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Tags: Los Angeles D-Fenders, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Reno Bighorns Holding Open Tryouts In Late August

Aug 15, 2016 9:33 PM

The Reno Bighorns will hold open tryouts in Reno on Saturday, Aug. 27 and in Sacramento on Sunday, Aug. 28.

Players will compete to earn an invitation to the Bighorns' training camp in early November.

Members of the Bighorns and Sacramento Kings' staff will be in attendance to evaluate players.

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Tags: Sacramento Kings, Reno Bighorns, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Raptors 905 Holding Open Tryout

Aug 15, 2016 1:38 PM

Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, announced Monday it will hold an open tryout for potential invitations to the team’s training camp in November. The tryout will be Saturday, September 10 starting at 9 a.m. at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport on the west side of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, 100 Devonshire Place.

Players interested in participating in the open tryout can register online at

Participants that register and submit payment before September 5, 2016 will have access to early bird pricing of $225 plus applicable taxes. After September 5, 2016 and on the day of the tryout, the full registration fee of $275 plus applicable taxes will be applied.

RealGM Staff Report

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Trevor Cooney Agrees To Deal With Nets' D-League Team

Aug 15, 2016 10:31 AM

Trevor Cooney has agreed to a deal with the Long Island Nets of the D-League.

Long Island is the D-League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets.

Cooney went undrafted out of Syracuse after averaging 13.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 36.4 minutes per game as a senior.

Cooney didn't participate in Summer League.

David Pick

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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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