After spending two and a half seasons with the Thunder, shooting guard Alex Abrines is returning home to Spain, having reached an agreement on a two-year deal with Barcelona that features a third-year option, according to an announcement from the team.
Abrines, who turns 26 next month, played from Barcelona from 2012-16 before arriving stateside for the 2016/17 season. The 32nd overall pick in the 2013 draft, Abrines appeared in 174 total regular season games for the Thunder after being stashed overseas for three years. He recorded 5.3 PPG and 1.4 RPG with a .368 3PT% in 16.0 minutes per contest.
While he provided Oklahoma City with much-needed floor spacing during his time with the club, Abrines’ stint in the NBA came to an abrupt end in February, when he and the Thunder “amicably” parted ways due to unspecified personal matters. Abrines addressed his departure and announced his return to basketball earlier this month.
In returning home to Spain, Abrines will be joining a Barcelona club that added another NBA veteran already this offseason, having signed Nikola Mirotic to a three-year contract with a fourth-year option.