Former Iowa State player Abdel Nader has made strides since joining the Boston Celtics organization, but he was still on the bubble as to whether he’d make the roster for the 2018-19 season.
The Celtics elected to waive Nader on Saturday, according to a report from Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
The Boston Celtics have waived swingman Abdel Nader, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 21, 2018
The timing of Nader’s departure is important, because after August 1, Nader’s contract would have been fully guaranteed for the 2018-19 season.
Nader did have a partial guarantee, meaning he received $450 thousand of his contract despite being waived.
In his first NBA season, the former Cyclone averaged 10.9 minutes, 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 48 games played. Nader also participated in 11 playoff games, scoring 12 points.