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Celtics select Abdel Nader with 58th pick

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Celtics select Abdel Nader with 58th pick

With the 58th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics capped off their night by selecting Iowa State forward Abdel Nader.

Nader played two years at Iowa State after transferring from Northern Illinois. He averaged 12.9 points per game with a 37.1 3PT%.

With a long 7-foot-1 wingspan, Nader could develop into a versatile 3-and-D player for the Maine Red Claws this year, the Celtics' D-League affiliate.

Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34 Feb. 11 vs. Cavs

Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34 Feb. 11 vs. Cavs

The Celtics announced that they will retire former captain Paul Pierce's No. 34 jersey Sunday, Feb. 11, when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. 

The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Pierce, the franchise No. 2 all-time leading scorer behind John Havlicek, played 15 years in Boston and helped the C's win their 17th title in 2008.

His No. 34 will be the 22nd number retired by the Celtics.

Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca had told the Boston Globe on Thursday that the Pierce jersey retirement would be this season.

Last month, Pierce signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Celtics so he could officially retire with the Green.