Thunder sign Spanish guard Alex Abrines

The Oklahoma City Thunder signed Spanish guard Alex Abrines to a multi-year contract on Saturday, finally securing the player they selected with the 32nd pick of the 2013 draft.

Terms of the deal weren’t announced, but it was reported to be three years and around $18 million.

The 6-foot-6 Abrines averaged 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 37 games last season for FC Barcelona. He shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range in EuroLeague play.

Abrines is the last piece of the James Harden trade, as the Thunder drafted him with the pick they received from Houston.

Most NBA fans are not familiar with the 22-year-old, but Kevin Durant gave him a good review after sharing a shootaround with him.


“I remember he was a really good shooter, athletic,” Durant said this week in Las Vegas, where he was practicing with Team USA.

“I think he’s gonna be a really great player for them,” he added.

Abrines will play for Spain in the Rio Olympics, so Thunder fans can get a good look at him. But here are some highlights in the meantime:

 

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