The Celtics and guard Abdel Nader have agreed on a four-year, $6 million rookie deal, Yahoo’s The Vertical reported.
Nader, 6-6, 230, was a second-round pick (No. 58 overall) in the 2016 draft from Iowa State. He spent last season with the Celtics NBA development league affiliate, the Maine Red Claws and was named D-League rookie of the year after averaging 21.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
Isaiah Thomas appears to be channeling the New England Patriots' "No days off" slogan.
The Boston Celtics guard spent Friday night, in the middle of the NBA offseason, studying film. He was up past midnight to take a look at Boston Celtics' game tape, according to ESPN.com's Chris Foresberg, who posted a picture on Twitter of Thomas hard at work.
Thomas finished the 2016-17 season with 28.9 points per game, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. He helped the Celtics earn the NBA Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, and contributed a handful of clutch performances as Boston charged to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the series, 4-1.
Celtics forward Jaylen Brown joined in the Drive-By Dunk Challenge and tweeted a video that captured his thunderous slam.
We're thinking that's not a regulation height rim.
And the All-Star dunk contest next year might have to be sanctioned by NASCAR.