F - OKC
Per a team medical report, Thunder F Abdel Nader sustained a concussion in Friday’s 98-84 scrimmage win over the Celtics.
Nader scored 11 points in 12 minutes off the bench prior to sustaining the concussion. He’ll now enter into the NBA-mandated Return-to-Participation Protocol prior to re-joining the team. Because of the variability in the protocol and each player’s recovery, there is no timetable for Nader’s return.
Abdel Nader collected five points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two steals and a block across 13 minutes in the Thunder’s 109-103 win over the Cavs on Wednesday.
Nader was effective in his limited time on the court, though he hasn't been involved enough this season to warrant fantasy consideration outside the deepest of leagues. The Iowa State product is averaging career highs with 5.9 points across 15.6 minutes, but he doesn't belong on most fantasy rosters.
Abdel Nader records 15 points (5-9 FG, 5-6 3Pt), four rebounds, and one steal over 33 minutes in the Thunder's 94-93 loss to the Kings on Wednesday.
Nader hasn't been worthy of rostering this season but with Terrace Ferguson missing time Nader can be a spot start for a team that needs a forward. Be sure to keep an eye on Ferguson's status moving forward before you move Nader into your starting lineup.
Abdel Nader scored 19 points (7-for-11 FG, 4-for-5 3Pt, 1-for-2 FT), three rebounds, and two assists in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Pelicans.
Nader has put himself into fantasy consideration with another solid game on Friday now averaging 21 points over the past two games. He's a scoring option right now in deeper leagues.
Abdel Nader went off for 23 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), two rebounds and an assist over 17 minutes in the Thunder's 136-119 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Nader couldn't miss in Wednesday's loss, as he poured in a career-high point total thanks to some brilliant shooting. It's a wonderful feather in the cap for the Iowa State product, but he's averaging just 5.9 points over 13.1 minutes per contest this season. Big games like this can't be expected moving forward.