Abdel Nader sees Limited Court Time in Summer League Debut

Abdel Nader was the second of three former Iowa State Cyclones to make their NBA Summer League debuts in 2016 when his Boston Celtics took down the Philadelphia 76ers in a 102-94 win. However, he did not get a lot of chances to show off his skills.

Abdel Nader sees Limited Court Time in Summer League Debut

Nader only played seven minutes during the game, the least of any player on the Celtics. On top of that, he could only put up three shots during the game.

Nader air-balled his first shot of the game, and entered halftime with goose eggs across the board. He salvaged a nice three pointer to end the day shooting 1-3 from the field.

From the start, it was no secret that it would be hard to see court time with the Celtics. Since the team drafted five players in 2016, they will be trying to get a look at many new faces.

In turn, it is difficult to see what Nader really took away from his first NBA scrimmage, but this could mean he sees a little bit more time on the court next time.

Abdel Nader will get another chance to showcase his talents Tuesday, July 5th when the Celtics face the Utah Jazz at 6:00pm CT. Georges Niang, another former Cyclone, will also play Tuesday, as the Indiana Pacers take on the Detroit Pistons at 4:00pm CT.

LWOS’ Cyclone analyst Connor Ferguson will continue to have coverage and live updates on former Cyclones in Summer League action on his twitter account (@cfchangs9) and here on the site. That includes Georges Niang of the Indiana Pacers, Abdel Nader of the Boston Celtics and recently picked up Jameel McKay of the New Orleans Pelicans.

All NBA Summer League games can be watched live on NBATV or ESPN3, and stats can be found on the free, NBA GameTime App.


Main Photo Credit

DENVER, CO – MARCH 19: Iowa State Cyclones forward Abdel Nader (2) drives on Arkansas Little Rock Trojans guard Jalen Jackson (1) in the first half during the during the second round of the men’s basketball game in the NCAA Tournament March19, 2016 at Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)