Oklahoma City Thunder waive guard Alex Abrines

Ruben Hill
February 10, 2019

Abrines was the 32nd overall pick by the Thunder in the 2013 NBA Draft and was one of the top shooters on the roster as a career 36.8 percent 3-point shooter. The Spanish guard will become a free agent once he clears waivers. The 25 year old played in 174 games for OKC over the past three seasons.

Abrines recently returned to play against the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat but he has since missed the past three games for the team.

The Thunder has time.

The organization has helped Abrines deal with his personal matter this season and intends to continue that support.

Grantham and Burton are options to have their two-way contracts converted to National Basketball Association deals.

In Abrines' absence, Abdel Nader's minutes have increased to 14.8 per game in the last 21 games.

Abrines appeared in 31 games (two starts) for the Thunder this season and averaged 5.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 19.0 minutes.

The hopes that Abrines could be that upgrade ended Saturday.

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