Spanish club Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Alex Abrines from NBA club Oklahoma City Thunder, with the 25-year-old signing a two-year deal with the Palau Blaugrana with an option for a third year in the contract.
👋 Welcome back to Barcelona, @alexabrines!
— Barça Basket (@FCBbasket) July 12, 2019
The move sees Abrines return to the Catalan side having featured for the team between 2012 and 2016, winning the Spanish league title in 2014 as well as the Spanish King’s Cup in 2013 and Spanish Super Cup in 2015.
He was also named EuroLeague Rising Star in 2016, and also won a bronze medal with Spain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics that same year.
A year after the Super Cup win, Abrines signed with OKC and spent two seasons in the NBA where he averaged 17.3 minutes per game and managed to hit 4.4 points per game with a 37% conversion rate from three-point shots, .5 assists per game and .5 steals per game, with a .833 free-throw percentage.
“The 25-year-old from the Balearic Islands has reached a two-year agreement with Barça with the option of a third season to come back to the club that he served from 2012 to 2016 and thus bring an end to a three-year stint in the NBA at the Oklahoma City Thunder,” Barcelona wrote on its club website.
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