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Report: Celtics trade Abdel Nader to Thunder for Rodney Purvis

This move will help Boston in the salary cap department.

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According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, the Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade that will send Abdel Nader to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for guard Rodney Purvis.

Charania is also reporting that the Celtics will send cash considerations to OKC in the deal.

This is a salary cap move, as Purvis will most likely be waived by the Celtics according to CelticsBlog’s Keith Smith. The guard’s contract is fully non-guaranteed.

Purvis was traded from the Orlando Magic to Oklahoma City this past Friday in exchange for Dakari Johnson. The University of Connecticut product averaged 6 points in 18 games played for Orlando last season.

Boston was planning on waiving Nader, but trading him instead will save the team $450,000, moving them further under the luxury tax.