Nader (coach's decision) didn't see the court Wednesday in the Suns' 123-115 win over the Raptors.
Nader was available for the first time all season after missing the Suns' first eight games while recovering from a concussion, but unsurprising, the 27-year-old found himself outside of head coach Monty Williams' 10-man rotation. Unless the Suns lose one or two key forwards due to injury, most of Nader's playing time will likely come in blowouts in 2020-21.
Nader (concussion) is available for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Nader will be available for the first time since the preseason after sustaining a concussion and clearing protocols. The 27-year-old isn't likely to have much of a role with Phoenix right away.
Nader (concussion) is out Sunday against the Clippers.
Concussion protocol will keep Nader out Sunday. His next chance to take the court is Wednesday against the Raptors.
Nader (concussion) is out Friday against the Nuggets, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Nader remains in concussion protocol and has yet to make his season debut. His next chance to do so is Sunday against the Clippers.
Nader (concussion) won't play in Thursday's contest against Utah, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Nader will miss yet another contest due to a concussion. The forward's next chance to be deemed active looms New Year's Day against Denver.
Nader (concussion) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
The 27-year-old will be sidelined for the fourth straight game to begin the season after suffering the concussion in mid-December. Nader averaged 15.8 minutes with the Thunder in 2019-20 and isn't likely to have a major role with the Suns this season.
Nader (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Nader has yet to make his Suns debut while he remains in the NBA's concussion protocol after suffering the head injury in mid-December. Once he gains clearance to play, Nader isn't likely to be included in head coach Monty Williams' rotation.
Nader (concussion) won't play Saturday against the Kings.
Nader will be unavailable once again Saturday while he continues to recover from a concussion. The 27-year-old has been able to participate in some workouts recently, but it's still not clear when he could return to game action.
Nader (concussion) will not play in Wednesday's season opener against the Mavs, Kellan Olson of AZ Sports reports.
Nader is still working back from the concussion he suffered last week during a preseason game against the Jazz. He's been able to go through parts of workouts in recent days, but the Suns will play it safe and hold the wing out Wednesday night.
Coach Monty Williams said Nader (concussion) was able to take part in Sunday's practice, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Williams didn't go into specifics regarding how extensively Nader was involved in the practice, so the forward's status for Wednesday's regular-season opener versus the Mavericks remains murky. Even when healthy, the 27-year-old isn't expected to be a mainstay in Williams' rotation.
Nader (concussion) is out for Friday's preseason game against the Lakers.
Nader is still in concussion protocol, so he'll remain out through the rest of the preseason for Phoenix. The team's regular season begins next Wednesday.
Nader is in concussion protocol and will miss Wednesday's preseason contest against the Lakers, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Updates on Nader will likely be provided as he makes steps toward playing again. The Suns' season opener is Dec. 23 against the Mavericks.
Nader was traded to the Suns on Monday, along with Chris Paul, Adrian Wojnaroski of ESPN reports.
In exchange, the Suns will send Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a 2022 first-rounder to the Thunder, who continue to assemble a war chest of future assets. Nader developed into a solid role player for the Thunder over the last two seasons, and he averaged a career-high 15.8 minutes per game in 2019-20. The Iowa State product will likely fill a similar role off the bench for the Suns.
Nader is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Heat.
The 26-year-old received the spot start Monday and had 15 points, one rebound and two steals in 26 minutes against Phoenix. Nader will shift back to the bench Wednesday with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rejoining the starting five.
Nader will be available for Tuesday's scrimmage against Portland, Erik Horne of The Athletic reports.
Nader passed through the NBA's concussion protocol on Tuesday, so he'll have an opportunity to get one final run before seeding games begin later in the week. Oklahoma City's first game arrives Saturday against Utah.
Nader suffered a concussion during Friday's 98-84 scrimmage win over the Celtics and is in the league-mandated protocol, Brady Trantham of The Franchise Sports reports.
Prior to the concussion, Nader was having a great game, posting 11 points, two rebounds and one block in 12 minutes. He will not play in Sunday's scrimmage against the 76ers, so look for Nader to possibly take the court again Tuesday against the Blazers, which is OKC's final scrimmage.
Nader racked up 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two rebounds, and one block in 13 minutes off the bench during Friday's 98-84 win over the Celtics.
Nader was having a career year when play got suspended in March, and he could play a role off the bench for the Thunder when play resumes later this month. The Iowa State product is averaging 6.0 points in 15.8 minutes per game this season.
Nader posted five points (2-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 109-94 loss to the Clippers.
Nader provided a little bit of everything except threes while earning more minutes than former starter Terrance Ferguson. Nader isn't a factor in most fantasy formats, but he's having a career year in most statistical categories on a team that lacks a lot of depth along the wing.
Nader logged 16 minutes off the bench and contributed seven points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and one rebound Friday in the Thunder's 113-101 win over the Nuggets.
Nader has logged double-digit minutes in three consecutive games and seems to have at least temporarily solidified himself as the top backup to starting power forward Danilo Gallinari. The third-year player should continue to have a regular spot in coach Billy Donovan's rotation at least until Darius Bazley (knee) is cleared to play, perhaps at some point in mid-to-late March.
Nader (ankle) played two minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 120-100 win over the Kings, recording a foul and no other statistics during his time on the court.
Available to play after an eight-game absence due to a sprained left ankle, Nader found himself outside of coach Billy Donovan's rotation, even with two other wings in Terrance Ferguson (personal) and Andre Roberson (knee) still away from the team. Instead, Donovan leaned on Hamidou Diallo as the primary backup to Luguentz Dort, who supplied a season-high 23 points while draining five three-pointers. Neither Nader nor Ferguson offered much production when healthier earlier this season, so it's possible Dort sticks ahead of both at small forward once the Thunder are back to full strength.
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|01/09||@ IND||W 125-117||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|01/08||@ DET||L 105-110||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|01/06||vs TOR||W 123-115||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|01/01||@ DEN||W 106-103||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|12/31||@ UTA||W 106-95||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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