By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Oklahoma City Thunder has released guard Álex Abrines on Saturday. He has been sidelined with a personal matter.
Since Christmas Day, he has only played twice. He played on Jan. 29 against the Orlando Magic. He also played on Feb. 1 against the Miami Heat.
He did not dress on Dec. 25 against the Houston Rockets. Then, he missed 13 straight games as ‘inactive.’
Before the Magic game, he had four games where he did not dress. He then did not play on Feb. 3 against the Boston Celtics, before he did not dress against the Magic on Feb. 5.
He was inactive in the team’s last game on Feb. 7 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The 25-year-old Palma de Mallorca, Spain native appeared in 31 games, including two starts this season. He was averaging 5.3 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game prior to his release.
Abrines only had two games, where he scored between 20 points. He had a season-high 25 points against the Chicago Bulls on Nov. 1.
He also had 21 points against the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 30.
Abrines had played two-plus seasons with the Thunder. He appeared in 174 games, including 16 starts.
He averaged 5.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game. He also averaged 16 minutes per game in his career.