Álex Abrines he has stopped being an Oklahoma City Thunder player. The termination of the contract, as indicated by US media, would have occurred by mutual agreement. The club's official statement, signed by its vice president and sports director, Sam Presti, is limited to explaining that Abrines has been fired. The Spanish player, 25 years old and in his third season on the team who from BarcelonaHe had only played two games and barely 14 minutes since December 23. Its absence, in principle, was due to a disease, a virus. After many of those encounters, the Thunder limited themselves to reporting that Abrines' absence was due to personal problems. It has not transcended what problems it was.
Until that game in December, against Minnesota, Abrines had participated regularly and this season averaged 5.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 19 minutes, numbers similar to the previous two.
Abrines will have 48 hours to try to sign for another team in the NBA, according to some US media. Failing to do so, he could continue his career in European basketball. He was fulfilling his last contract season and must receive 5.4 million dollars. The Mallorcan player came to the Thunder in July 2016.
Shortly before he had renewed his contract for Barcelona until 2019, but once the offer of the American team, which elected him in the 32nd position of the 2013 draft, was finalized, paid the 2.2 million million clause of resición with the azulgrana club and initiated its stage in the NBA. The previous season had been designated the best young player of the Euroleague. He signed for Barcelona in 2012, from Unicaja.