Atlanta Hawks: 3 small forwards to avoid in free agency

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Small forwards the Atlanta Hawks need to avoid No. 2) Abdel Nader

The Hawks are looking at getting a good perimeter shooter who can also contribute on the defensive end of the floor. Abdel Nader is a shooter, he has managed to hit 36.0 percent from deep over his career on his 1.8 attempts per game.

Nader started his career with the Boston Celtics where he played 48 games. He made the team by playing so well in the G-League the season previously. He was traded by the Celtics to the OKC Thunder in 2018 where he played two seasons. Nader was used sparingly during his time there

At the start of this offseason, he was traded by the Thunder as part of the Chris Paul trade. He played a role but injury cost him a number of games as he only played 24 games in the Suns’ Finals run. In fact, he came back for the last three games of the Western Conference Finals.

He was not used in the final three games of the Finals and only averaged four minutes in the two games that he did play.  Nader does not move the needle enough for the Hawks to sign him to a deal.