Phoenix Suns: Grading Each Free Agency Move Thus Far

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Phoenix Suns Free Agency Move: Signing Abdel Nader

Phoenix Suns, Abdel Nader
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The Suns also brought back Abdel Nader for two more years, attached to a veteran’s minimum contract. As a solid, end rotation player, Nader provided value for the Suns largely with his 42.0 3-point percentage last year, helping his team space the floor and establish ball movement.

During the playoffs, Nader’s minutes dropped down to 6.0 per game, playing mainly during “garbage time” sequences. He failed to make a single 3-pointer during the postseason, making his presence very forgettable.

But under a minimum contract, the needle shifts neither positively nor negatively above him. The biggest question pertaining to Nader deals with his health though. If he manages to stay on the floor for the 2021-22 season, this deal could come back as a solid bargin.

Grade: C

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