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Report: Celtics sign Abdel Nader to 4-year contract

Didn’t see that one coming.

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In a somewhat surprising development, Shams Charania reports that the Celtics are signing Abdel Nader to a 4-year deal. Nader will sign for a four-year/$6 million deal, CelticsBlog’s Jared Weiss reports. The Celtics’ second-round pick from 2016 will finally sign his contract Friday, a league source tells CelticsBlog. The deal is expected to have partial or complete non-guarantees after the first year, but those terms were not disclosed.

From Charania:

The Boston Celtics and 2016 second-round selection Abdel Nader have agreed in principle to a four-year contract worth $6 million, league sources told The Vertical.

His agent, Cervando Tejeda, has been in discussions to finalize the rookie deal, and Nader plans to sign on Friday

Nader, 23, was the No. 58 overall selection in last year’s draft and spent the past season with Boston’s NBA development league affiliate in Maine. He was the league’s Rookie of the Year, averaging 21.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

It isn’t clear yet what this signing could mean to the team’s plans for guys like Demetrius Jackson, Semi Ojeleye, or Guerschon Yabusele.

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