Basketball

Abdel Nader signs multi-year contract with the Celtics

Awesome news for former Cyclone Abdel Nader. He is officially a member of the Boston Celtics.

Nader, 23, was the NBA D-League’s Rookie of the Year in 2016-17 where he averaged 21.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest. Nader, the 58th pick in last year’s NBA Draft, has had an impressive Summer League and was rewarded for it on Friday.

Nader will also benefit from a recent Celtics trade that shipped Avery Bradley to Detroit. He’s relatively cheap and the Celtics had an opening in the backcourt.

Nader’s deal is for four-years and $6 million.

Chris Williams

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.