Thunder Release Alex Abrines Due To Personal Reasons

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Though he ultimately returned to the court on January 29 in Orlando, then played the following game in Miami, he was again out of the Thunder lineup in each of the last three contests due to personal reasons.

Abrines has appeared in only two games since December 23, sitting out because of personal reasons.

"He's still battling through some things and wasn't able to be here tonight".

Abrines was the 32nd overall pick by the Thunder in the 2013 NBA Draft and was one of the top shooters on the roster as a career 36.8 percent 3-point shooter. Basketball aside, we wish him the absolute best and hope he finds peace moving forward. He was expected to be a significant role player for the Thunder, providing floor spacing alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

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With the move, the Thunder's roster is down to 12 guaranteed contracts and two two-way contracts (Donte Grantham, Deonte Burton). Players are eligible for the playoffs as long as they are waived by March 1.

Abrines played in 31 games for the Thunder this season, starting twice, and averaged 5.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 19 minutes per game.

Alex Abrines has missed much of his third season with the Thunder.

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