Nader produced 15 points (6-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists, and one block in 17 minutes during Saturday's 122-112 win over the Spurs. Nader was phenomenal, enjoying a perfect night from the field for the second straight game. He finished with nine points (4-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three boards, and one steal in 12 minutes during Thursday's matchup with the Spurs, and continues to step up with Alex Abrines (personal) sidelined for the last 10 contests, reaching double figures four times while making at least 50 percent of his field-goal attempts in six of those showings.
Nader tallied 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist across 14 minutes in the Thunder's 107-100 win over the Lakers on Wednesday. Nader's recent move to the bench after a successful one-game turn with the starting five on Dec. 28 hasn't cooled him off, as he's now generated back-to-back 10-point efforts after despite averaging just 13.5 minutes over that pair of contests. Nader's sharp work from distance has helped, as he's drained four of six three-point attempts during that two-game span. The second-year wing had logged precious little time on the floor prior to Christmas Day, but he now seems to have carved out a modest but steady role off the bench and is thus an asset to at least keep an eye on in deeper formats and DFS contests.
Nader will return to a bench role for Monday's game against the Mavericks, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports. Nader will head back to the bench after making a spot start in place of Terrence Ferguson -- who was out due to an illness -- on Sunday. He finished with three points and one rebound in 16 minutes during Sunday's start.
Nader is starting Sunday against the Mavericks, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. Nader will enter the starting five as Terrance Ferguson battles a stomach bug. Ferguson may play some, although Nader figures to take over the majority of his workload Sunday.
Nader totaled 18 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and five rebounds across 33 minutes in the Thunder's 118-102 win over the Suns on Friday. With Paul George (quadriceps) sitting for Friday's contest, Nader enjoyed a rare opportunity and made excellent use of it. The 25-year-old's scoring total was a career high, while his 33 minutes represented the second-highest allotment of playing time of his season-plus in the NBA. However, Nader hadn't logged more than 10 minutes in any game prior and has often logged a DNP-CD, so his brief moment in the spotlight isn't expected to extend beyond George's absence.
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