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Alex Abrines has been waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder, as the club announced. The Spanish guard will become a free agent once he clears waivers.
The team and Abrines mutually decided for the 6-foot-6 guard to be released, with Abrines determining it best to step away from basketball to focus on his personal issue.
The Thunder part ways with Abrines after the latter spent the three seasons on the team. The Spanish wing has missed 17 games in a row since December due to “personal matter”, per the club.
In 31 games this season, Abrines averaged 5.3 points and 1.5 rebounds over 19.0 minutes. The 25-year-old player had signed with the Thunder in 2016, after spending four seasons in EuroLeague with Barcelona. He was named the competition’s Rising Star in 2016.
For his career, Abrines has appeared in 174 games, averaging 5.3 points and shooting 36.8 percent from 3.