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Phoenix Suns SF Abdel Nader (ankle soreness) is listed as questionable heading into Wednesday's contest against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Nader was forced to sit out against the Dallas Mavericks in the team's previous game but is tagged as questionable to return from left ankle soreness against the Pelicans on Wednesday. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues can opt to roster Nader but he is not worth inserting in any starting lineup based on averages of 8.1 points across 18.6 minutes this season.
Abdel Nader scored 16 points (6-15 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) with five rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes of Thursday's win over the Warriors.
Nader and the rest of the Suns bench got some extra run with Devin Booker (hamstring) out and the Suns having a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter. Nader is averaging 8.3 points, three rebounds, and 1.2 assists over 17.9 minutes per game over six games played.
Abdel Nader will remain out against the Pelicans due to a sustained concussion earlier this month.
It is hard to imagine that Nader's role within the Suns' rotation will look a lot different from what it was when he was on the Thunder. In 55 contests last year, he averaged 15.8 minutes of playing time, 6.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks. With ample bodies in the team's front-court, Nader will have a tough time finding any place within the rotation. He should not be considered in any fantasy format.
Suns forward Abdel Nader has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Kings with a concussion.
Dario Saric (quad) is also out. With Nader sidelined for Sunday's game expect recently signed Frank Kaminsky to see an uptick in minutes.
Abdel Nader, who is in concussion protocol following a fall in a preseason game against the Jazz, will miss Wednesday's season opener against the Dallas Mavericks per head coach Monty Williams.
Nader has been practicing but is still in the concussion protocol. This could give an uptick in minutes to Dario Saric, who is dealing with a quad injury and is questionable, and the recently signed Frank Kaminsky. Nader should be cleared to play soon enough, though.